Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-24-2004, 05:50 PM   #1
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 31
Default AGP or PCI?

Is there a performance difference betwen the two?
__________________

get _fighted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2004, 05:52 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
airiox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,692
Default

yep, a huge difference pci sucks dont go with it. AGP is a hundred times faster.
__________________

__________________
Check out my Counter Strike:Source servers:
***THE DYNASTY***: 74.52.232.130:27015
*** GUNGAME ***: 74.52.232.131:27015
*** SOCCER ***: 74.52.232.133:27015
airiox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2004, 06:02 PM   #3
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 31
Default Re: AGP or PCI?

and what if there are no other options? am I screwed? and what is an AMR slot (apparently my computer has one)?
get _fighted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2004, 10:00 PM   #4
Golden Master
 
Tommy Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 8,463
Send a message via Yahoo to Tommy Boy
Default Re: AGP or PCI?

they still make PCI vid cards??? yeah go with an AGP, preferably 8x, if you don't have an AGP slot, well I guess you are screwed and will have to settle for a pci one.

AMR has to do with the modem, looks like an AGP slot but a little smaller....has nothing to do with video tho.
__________________
When all else fails...Ham Radio!

I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'
Tommy Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2004, 10:15 PM   #5
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 31
Default Re: AGP or PCI?

why is pci so bad?
__________________
Crappiest computer on this board, right here:

Windows ME
191mb SD ram
Pentium III 833mhz
8mb Intel 3d Cars (soon to be changed)
40gb harddrive
48x16x48 CDR/W Drive
and some crappy IBM mobo
get _fighted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2004, 10:23 PM   #6
Golden Master
 
Tommy Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 8,463
Send a message via Yahoo to Tommy Boy
Default Re: AGP or PCI?

it's all about how fast the card is, pci has a slower bus speed than agp. if you don't play any games, pci will probably be sufficient for everyday computing....but agp is wayy better for games, just because it's so much faster and able to process the graphics faster and get them to your screen faster.
__________________
When all else fails...Ham Radio!

I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'
Tommy Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2004, 01:45 AM   #7
BSOD
 
bluto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,542
Send a message via ICQ to bluto
Question Re: AGP or PCI?

Quote:
Originally Posted by get _fighted
why is pci so bad?
It isn't bad,your question is.Do you want to upgrade or not ?
AGP is the latest,but your mbd must support it.
So what do you really want to know ?
bluto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2004, 07:57 AM   #8
Baseband Member
 
Cartman00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 56
Default

although those new pci expressslots are getting a ton faster for nowadays AGP is the better choice just look at the name Accelerated Graphics Port, (Cant spell acceleration i think)?
__________________
http://img24.photobucket.com/albums/v73/J_DiRT/Cartman00_Sig_by__J_DiRT.jpg I Love Computers, But I Love Paintball More :(

Awaiting Case...
===========
2.8 P4 HT
Asus P4P800 SE
Radeon 9800 Pro 256
80 Gig Samsung 8MB Buffer HDD
512 PC3200 Kingston 2x 256
Cartman00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2004, 08:22 AM   #9
Guru
 
Lord Kalthorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Britain
Posts: 13,293
Send a message via MSN to Lord Kalthorn
Default

AGP has a faster bus and more connection to your RAM. It is faster and most new cards will only be in AGP - thats the advantage.

But Bluto is right; your question is bad, what information are you after exactly?
__________________
A Knight is sworn to Honour. His heart knows only Virtue. His blade defends the helpless. His might upholds the Weak. His word speaks only truth. His wrath undoes the Wicked.
Lord Kalthorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2004, 04:23 PM   #10
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 31
Default Re: AGP or PCI?

Well, is buying a PCI video card (for gaming purposes) worth the money if my mobo doesnt have an AGP slot? I really don't want to buy a new one [mobo]...
__________________

__________________
Crappiest computer on this board, right here:

Windows ME
191mb SD ram
Pentium III 833mhz
8mb Intel 3d Cars (soon to be changed)
40gb harddrive
48x16x48 CDR/W Drive
and some crappy IBM mobo
get _fighted is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0