Alright, so about 5 or 6 years ago, I bought a evga nvidia gforce 6800 video card. It was pretty much top of the line when I got it.
Lately, i've been bugged by my single core processor and want to upgrade, but to do that, i need a new motherboard and i'm finding that many motherboards don't support agp (which is what my card is) anymore, so I think I may just upgrade to pcie.
In researching new cards, I've found cards like the gforce 8600. Not top of the line, but still seems very good.. an upgrade in most cases as compard to the older 6800 i have (despite it being slightly lower end). However, the prices for my card are still in the hundreds: eVGA e-GeForce 6800 Graphics adapter - 128 MB - DDR SDRAM
while I found the 8600 for only $35 here!: eParts and More
So whats the deal. I compared some of the specs based on this: Comparison of Nvidia graphics processing units - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
and the 8600 looks better in almost every respect. I'm no techy, but am I missing something? Any suggestions? Thanks