7300 GT 512MB vs x800pro AGP

vbimport

#1

NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 512MB AGP (new) vs. ATI x800 pro 256MB (old)?


#2

[QUOTE=shuebhussain;2030534]NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 512MB AGP (new) vs. ATI x800 pro 256MB (old)?[/QUOTE]

What are you software are you using to compare them Game or Application or Video editing or Home entertainment???

What kinda connector does the ATI have?? What kinda motherboard and system are they in right now? Just cause you have the card is one thing having in the system hardware and working and running is another part…???


#3

performance for games - i was wondering which would be better in an MSI mobo that only has AGP (Athlon64 3400+ machine). Currently i am using an FX5500 which is very crap, but i was wondering if i should buy a:

ATI x800 pro 256MB from a friend (because i know it was a good card when it came out) for about £25

or a NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 512MB AGP for about £35

I can’t really spend any more. ANyone know which would be better for game performance?


#4

[QUOTE=shuebhussain;2030799]performance for games - i was wondering which would be better in an MSI mobo that only has AGP (Athlon64 3400+ machine). Currently i am using an FX5500 which is very crap, but i was wondering if i should buy a:

ATI x800 pro 256MB from a friend (because i know it was a good card when it came out) for about £25

or a NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 512MB AGP for about £35

I can’t really spend any more. ANyone know which would be better for game performance?[/QUOTE]

I might be bias but I would go for the 7300 AGP…I have better luck with nvidia drivers…ATI has always been problematic for my setups…But the Larger the GPU memory the better…is it AGP 4x or 8x? Does your AGP a 4x or 8x??? But I would go for the 7300… I have a 7600GS 512MB AGP 8x and it worked well for me…


#5

well the x800 has more raw performance than the 7300gt but it also lacks SM 3.0 which the 7300gt has meaning some newer games that require SM3.0 won’t work at all on the x800 (bioshock is one that comes to mind, but there are others too) unfortunately most of the games that require sm3.0 also require a fair amount of gpu power as well so while they will run on the 7300gt they likely won’t run very well

that said, IMO the x800 is the much better buy in this case, but if you could find a used x1600/1650, 6800gs/gt, or 7600gt within your budget that would be even better (all have about the same performance as the x800 but with SM 3.0 support)