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Old 08-08-2005, 06:11 PM   #1
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Default AGP video cards vs PCI-e?

Is there a difference in performance between AGP and PCI-e video cards?
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Old 08-08-2005, 06:22 PM   #2
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PCI-E is faster, and AGP is slowly but surely being killed off in its favour.

Yes, AGP is only 3 years old if I'm right in thinking that, but computing moves quickly.
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Thanks. I want to switch to an AMD cpu and mobo and keep my video card for now, but my video card is an AGP and I can't find a mobo that has slots for both PCI-e and AGP.
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AGP only has 8 lanes while PCI-E has 16. The more lanes, the more data goes through. PCI-E also has a bigger bandwidth than AGP.
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They need to upgrade AGP if you ask me... I like it more than PCI PCI sounds old...
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What about ISA? Haha, Industry Standard Architecture...those big black slots that were insanely thick and long...those were the days...
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Ah haha! Nah... they sound old. Like PCI should sound. ISA and PCI removed in way of an advanced SATA Extension Cards system, with a AGP-like Graphics Interface.
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What about ISA? Haha, Industry Standard Architecture...those big black slots that were insanely thick and long...those were the days...
Oh yea. My lil sis has my dad's old gateway 2000 desktop. Oh the way hardware has changed... You take one look inside that, and it's a real blast from the past (or blast from the junkyard). Also have one of the first Gateway color printers (cost $1k at the time). Nice stuff.
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