64 mb vram agp vs. 128 mb vram pci ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jjdubz, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. jjdubz macrumors newbie

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    Hi All:

    Would a PCI video card with 128 mbs of ram be better than an AGP video card with 64 mbs of ram? This is in reference to gaming.
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    There are many other specs on a video card that are more important than video RAM when it comes to gaming. What two video cards are you trying to compare?
     
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  4. jer2eydevil88 macrumors regular

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    Almost any AGP card even with 64mb should beat the socks off almost any competitive PCI card.
     
  5. jjdubz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    64 mb vram agp vs. 128 mb vram pci

    My current system is:

    G4 Digital Audio/ upgraded 1.2 GHz/2MB L3/1 GB SDRAM/ATI VGA PCI 32 MB/ATY, PCI RADEOM 32 MB/ATY, AGP Rage128Pro 16MB

    I am currently looking at buying a Radeon 9600 Pro (adapted for the older G4's)64 MB/Radeon 9000 AGP 64 MB or a Radeon 9200 PCI 128 PCI.

    :)

    I went ahead a ordered the 9600 Pro @ $85.00 2 day shipping from OWC
    I'm guessing the 9600 is the better of the 3.
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You probably made the correct choice.
     

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