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Old 10-25-2004, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default Difference between AGP and PCI video cards??

whats the difference between AGP and PCI (not express) video cards (other then price)???? i heard a PCI is not as good as a AGP video card. what is it comparable to?? a 4X AGP Card????
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Old 10-25-2004, 08:05 PM   #2
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Slower than that. But if you dont have an AGP slot your comp will be undoubtably faster with a PCI card than without nothing at all.
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Old 10-25-2004, 08:28 PM   #3
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Default Re: Difference between AGP and PCI video cards??

All said there. AGP runs at 1066MB/s and PCI runs at 133MB/s of I remember correctly...

Oddly enough, some PCI video cards where faster than AGP "back in the day" LOL. Read up on the old Voodoo3 3000. The PCI got the same or higher score on it's tests, or most of them.

But back to the question, there will be quite a difference between them. Never tried newer cards as PCI myself, though... Something to keep in mind, I would suspect 2D graphics would be almost faster with Onboard AGP. Are you upgrading for 3D games, or some 2D graphics?
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Old 10-28-2004, 12:02 PM   #4
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Lol Pci Is Getting Better
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