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Old 10-10-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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Hello all

i found this card the other day, its AGP that has 16 pixel piples. Now i was under the impression that AGP could only go up to 8 pixel pipelines and that PCI- Express has 16. am i missing something here?

heres the link with the card:

http://www.udiggit.com/udiggit/produ...ct/2_MjY2OA==/
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Old 10-10-2005, 12:43 PM   #2
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It must be a typo becasue AGP slots only go up to AGP x8.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814142038

They can go to 16 PIXEL pipelines on AGP
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Old 10-10-2005, 12:58 PM   #4
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Default Re: AGP with 16 pixel pipelines? iam missing something?

Dishdog, and Fisher, I your getting confused with the 8x bus on AGP which is the maximum yes...

Though Pixel Pipelines are completly different and are to do with the card.

They are what power the 3D graphics, as each part (textures, etc) are split into these pipelines which are then rejoined as they exit into one image.
The more you have, the better the quality, resolutions you'll be able to run at.

So, I don't see why AGP cards can't have 16 pixel pipelines if its handled from within the card. That link is a perfect example
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that would explain why the 7800 has 24 pixel pipelines. goes teh 7800 only have a x16 bus the same as every other PCI express card
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Old 10-10-2005, 01:22 PM   #6
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no, the 7800GT has 20 pipelines, the 7800GTX has 24, it doesnt matter what bus they are one. They only put the 7800GTX on the PCI-Express bus because of the amount of information that the chip puts through is more than the AGP slot can handle so it would be a waste.
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