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Gigabyte GV-N76G256D-RH
6.8 out of 10

Gigabyte GV-N76G256D-RH

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Overall 8
8.0

Still Available Elsewhere

Jeffrey M., Newegg
17 April 2013
  • Summary: I know this is discontinued here, but its still available from a popular auction site and a couple small vendors (search for it). I recently rebuilt an old Athlon XP 3200+ PC just for the fun of it and needed a video card. This one works out quite well.
  • Pros: Passive Cooling = Completely Silent Solid Drivers in XP Compact Size Low Power Consumption Decent Performance
  • Cons: Rather Small VRAM (wish it was 512MB) DDR2 instead of DDR3 Somewhat Flimsy PCB
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Overall 6
6.0

Little too hot

William E., Newegg
16 March 2012
  • Summary: Used to keep alive an older system that did not have a PCIe slot on the motherboard. Did the job admirably (still going as of 3/16/2012) after adjusting the heatsink myself.
  • Pros: -No fan -Low power consumption -Better chipset than you'd expect for an AGP card
  • Cons: Runs WAY too hot. Removing and reapplying the heatsink myself after seeing temperatures hover at 65C when idle resolved the issue, but that could just have been a bad batch of cards.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Christian K., Newegg
2 March 2012
  • Pros: Been using this for 5 years plus. No problems. Computer hooked up to big screen and 21 inch monitor using both dual monitor inputs. Is warm but normal cooling from case fan is just fine. My case fan is set at 11/16 full speed. If you can find one of these used on E bay, you will like it.
  • Cons: AGP not PCI. But for an old motherboard, this is what you must use.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good card... Bad Drivers

Travis C., Newegg
5 July 2008
  • Summary: Would have given it a 5 if drivers weren't a hassle.
  • Pros: Very good card for an old AGP system, put some more life into my computer.
  • Cons: Had to manually install drivers because CD couldn't.
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Overall 4
4.0

Got a bad one

Ben R., Newegg
4 July 2008
  • Summary: I am getting a replacement.
  • Pros: Worked well for a few days, ran Age of Conan with slight lag problems on low quality.
  • Cons: Card pooped out after 5 days. Somehow it made my hard drive unbootable, forced me to reformat. Hoping to get a replacement.
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Overall 6
6.0

Needs Active Cooling

Robert B., Newegg
19 June 2008
  • Pros: For the visual cognition lab where I installed three of these cards, it has shown itself to a be a great value for our aging AGP slots.
  • Cons: The heatsink gets very, very hot. I'd advise a card with active cooling instead. I ended up putting three PCI slots coolers just below the video cards in the hope of doing some good.
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Overall 8
8.0

A good shot in the arm for old gear

Brian M., Newegg
11 June 2008
  • Summary: As mentioned, the heatsink mounting holes are oddly positioned and offset, making the ZEROtherm GX810 (which was advertised as compatible with 7600 series cards - no mention of AGP excusions) unable to be used with this card.
  • Pros: Excellent performance for what it is. I didn't purchase this for gaming, but will say that I was pulling high 40- to mid 50-FPS in Portal at 1280x1024 with high quality settings.
  • Cons: Runs hot without active cooling in a poorly ventilated case (older Dell.) Unusual heatsink mounting holes make aftermarket fan/heatsinks - such as the ZEROtherm GX810 - bad matches for this card.
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Overall 4
4.0

Video Card

Ron L., Newegg
8 June 2008
  • Pros: none,
  • Cons: Very hot, kept over heating and shutting my computer screen down. Very hot to touch, only had in two days, going to return and get another card.
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Overall 10
10

Great card for aging AGP system

Mark B., Newegg
26 May 2008
  • Pros: I have two of these and they are great cards. Perfect cheap upgrade for those old AGP systems out there. Most games run very well at 1280x1024. Fanless design is a plus.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Works in an AGP 4x slot.

Anonymous, Newegg
10 May 2008
  • Summary: Gigabyte really should change their documentation to show that this graphics card is backwards compatible to AGP 4x.
  • Pros: I installed this graphics card into an Abit KR7A-133R motherboard that has an AGP 4x slot(AGP 2.0 compliant). It works great in both Windows XP SP3, and Ubuntu 8.04. I'm using Nvidia's drivers in both operating systems. And in Windows XP I used Speedfan to access the graphic cards temperature .
  • Cons: Like everyone else has said here, this card really does need a fan if you want it to last. I used an Evercool EC-SB-RV. Search for it on Newegg. I mounted it in PCI slot one, right next to the AGP slot. And left PCI slot two open so the fans had room for air intake. I set the fan speed on low. Yo...
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