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Old 05-20-2005, 12:27 AM   #1
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Default AGP 8X To PCI-EX Bridge card

I have some great news for those with AGP 8X motherboards.. Albatron is releasing a card for the AGP 8X slot, that would allow you to bridge a PCI-EX Card.

http://www.pcunleash.com/bbs/zboard....chmark&no=1564

Space is an issue tho.
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Old 05-20-2005, 04:41 AM   #2
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I don't think that i could use it as I have a full size card and it looks as though it would make the vid card rub noses with my side window fan.
When I make the switch, I think I will either just sell my old stuff or donate it to a worthy cause.
And NOOOOO! non of you count as a worthy cause.
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Old 05-20-2005, 04:43 AM   #3
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well i'm not a rich man, so i think this would be appropriate when i want to upgrade.. will have to make sure it fits tho.
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Default Re: AGP 8X To PCI-EX Bridge card

Thats cool, but I beleive most people would just want a new card when they upgrade. I wonder how the performace is affected, too... I guess cards still aren't using PCIe16's full potenitial...
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ooohhhh. I lke that...
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Default Re: AGP 8X To PCI-EX Bridge card

hehe that is rather kewl

I don't think they are using the full 16x standard no. A AGP card matches a 16x PCI-E in terms of speed at the moment since no cards have really took advantage of it.

This helps especially with ATI Radeon cards since they've been working with PCI-E alot at the moment, with only high end cards being released in it, with no AGP

When do you think this would become useless?
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well id rather have it the other way around...im sure it wouldnt work too well w/ micro atx or cube pcs and such. w/o modding that is.
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Default Re: AGP 8X To PCI-EX Bridge card

I don't think there would be a problem with most cards, though they'll come a time this will be useles since the AGP bandwidth would have been breached.

AGP to PCI-E? This could be possible, though I wouldn't see the point, since you can get rather good PCI-E cards now, and would rather buy a PCI-E card.

It was useful to have it the other way since there are still people with AGP slots (like me) who might want a PCI-E card when it isn't available on AGP.

i'm sure one day this won't be possible though and would just be useless..
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Default Re: AGP 8X To PCI-EX Bridge card

Yes, but for us common users we don't want to waste the time or the money buying expensive PCI-E cards. And on top of that we have to buy a new motherboard. Most consumers still have AGP 8X boards.
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Yeah,
I know I still have an AGP for one Sorry if I didn't explain properly. It didn't register that PCI-E means you dont have a AGP slot hehe
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