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Best AGP GPU for a 3GHz Pentium 4?

Postby Butler2679 » 2018-9-14 @ 02:35

I have a pc with a 3GHz Pentium 4. I am wondering what the best AGP GPU would be for this CPU. I intend on running Windows ME or XP. If anyone could help, that would be appreciated.

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Re: Best AGP GPU for a 3GHz Pentium 4?

Postby fitzpatr » 2018-9-14 @ 03:25

As always, if depends on your definition of best. A good period correct card would be a GeForce 6800GT. A Pentium 4 of that speed is well into the Windows XP era.

If using the 9x/ME family of cards, GeForce4 Ti4200, or maybe a higher end GeForce FX.
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Re: Best AGP GPU for a 3GHz Pentium 4?

Postby agent_x007 » 2018-9-14 @ 05:12

Best :
X1950 Pro 512MB for XP
6800 GT/FX 5900 series/GF4 TI 4600 for ME.
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Re: Best AGP GPU for a 3GHz Pentium 4?

Postby Butler2679 » 2018-9-14 @ 08:26

fitzpatr wrote:As always, if depends on your definition of best. A good period correct card would be a GeForce 6800GT. A Pentium 4 of that speed is well into the Windows XP era.


Yes, by best I meant period correct. The 6800 GT sounds very nice. I'll see if I can track one down. Thanks for the suggestion.

agent_x007 wrote:Best :
X1950 Pro 512MB for XP
6800 GT/FX 5900 series/GF4 TI 4600 for ME.


Also thank you for the suggestions, I'll keep these other cards in mind for any future builds that I may do.
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Re: Best AGP GPU for a 3GHz Pentium 4?

Postby Atom Ant » 2018-9-14 @ 12:44

HIS HD 4670 IceQ 1GB AGP, but they littls still expensive
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Re: Best AGP GPU for a 3GHz Pentium 4?

Postby schmatzler » 2018-9-14 @ 13:02

Atom Ant wrote:HIS HD 4670 IceQ 1GB AGP, but they littls still expensive

And there are no drivers for 9x/ME.
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Re: Best AGP GPU for a 3GHz Pentium 4?

Postby ODwilly » 2018-9-15 @ 00:21

ATI 9800 would be pretty period correct and top end. My friend's Dimension 4600 shipped with a 2.8ghz Prescott P4, 512mb of ram and a 9800 Pro 128mb from the factory and was a gaming beast back in the day.
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Re: Best AGP GPU for a 3GHz Pentium 4?

Postby Butler2679 » 2018-9-15 @ 08:59

ODwilly wrote:ATI 9800 would be pretty period correct and top end. My friend's Dimension 4600 shipped with a 2.8ghz Prescott P4, 512mb of ram and a 9800 Pro 128mb from the factory and was a gaming beast back in the day.


I was considering the 9800 Pro, but I need to check the minimum specs for the games I want to run. I may need more VRAM than that GPU has.
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Re: Best AGP GPU for a 3GHz Pentium 4?

Postby Butler2679 » 2018-9-15 @ 08:59

schmatzler wrote:
Atom Ant wrote:HIS HD 4670 IceQ 1GB AGP, but they littls still expensive

And there are no drivers for 9x/ME.


Are drivers for XP available?

Also it isn't exactly period correct, but I would be willing to get one.
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Re: Best AGP GPU for a 3GHz Pentium 4?

Postby SPBHM » 2018-9-15 @ 09:18

Butler2679 wrote:
schmatzler wrote:
Atom Ant wrote:HIS HD 4670 IceQ 1GB AGP, but they littls still expensive

And there are no drivers for 9x/ME.


Are drivers for XP available?

Also it isn't exactly period correct, but I would be willing to get one.


4670 is from 2008, AMD kept making XP drivers until 2013 I think.


for ME compatibility, I think you will probably want to limit yourself more to FX and older, or ATI 9800 and older
which are also less bottle necked by the P4.
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