i need to buy low$ graphics card for agp4x and 800MHz. I want to create small
with cad plus minor 3d rendering (no motion video, tho maybe slides...) For
intern, entry-level type portfolio.
Big question is POWER:
Comparing power needs for gfx card with fans. i haven't found power use specs
any fan cards.
the two ati have adjunct power connectors, implying maybe even higher power use,
but waht's that in watts?
PS is Sparkle atx-300gt. is it equiv or better to the "300W" often recommended
choices and limits of graphics cards:
NEW newegg bfg fx5500oc (rebate) has fan but new & solid warranty. Does
used ati radeon 9500 pro. has fan Recent dx9.0, opengl2.0
used ati radeon 9600 xt. has fan (best? but likely too high $) Recent dx9.0,
This compares specs one-on-one, tho some data are missing:
boredom alert: extra credit info :-)
quadro2. ok card, but vendor has r@ts@ss reputation, website clues suggest the
cards are used/refurb, but the doesn't declare that.
used gf4 ti, mx, which are too old (all have FANS. old fans likely burn soon)
various kyro, matrox, etc, but too old or inappropriate.
Used nvidia fx5200 are overpriced.
Better fx5's or gf6's, 7, etc are legit$ but too high for me now.
similar for most old radeon (new 7000, etc)
gf3 too rare. Quadro 256, DCC gone and too old.
quadro4 nvs (2d for tickertape watchers?? needs lfh something??) $10?
i'd settle for a $7 tnt2, but not avail.
AGP has attained legacy pricing (rising), so not offered in fry's sales.
Sparkle PS (bought ~2002) Label [is mounted upside down]:
+3.3V==20.0A(ORG), +5V==30.0A (RED), +12V==13.0A (YEL)
+5Vsb==2.0A(PURP), -5V==0.3A(WHITE), -12V==0.8A (BLUE)
P.G. signal (GRAY), ground (BLACK)
fuse rating 6.3A, 250V~ (+3.3v & +5v=175W max)
other stickers: 'ball bearing fan' 'noise-killer' [yeah, sort of]
normal tower case, good cooling because the side is open with an 8"deskfan
strapped 3" from the cpu :-)
800 MHz Duron, FIC AZ-11 KT133 vt8363, at 100 fsb with AGP 4x. 512 pc133
shows 35.4 W (max?)
one ATA 20gb hd. one floppy.
liteon cdrw 52-48-52. one older cdrom.
Winxp, no vista.
i'm trying to upgrade from Rageiic (drivers v.good for win9x single crt in 2d.
win2k, winxp, linux).
no gaming for me.
double-wide agp card is ok ('eats' the adjacent pci slot's space), cuz i've
2 crt's , but power draw on card is question. Also some online pics of gfx cards
two diff connectors on slot cover, not two (s)vga serial. what's that about?
Those (partial?) softmods to Firegl (i'm interested mostly if the mod relieves
cpu of some work)
Second or larger hd, maybe
Linux (low priority)
15 years ago