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Old 04-03-2005, 03:47 PM   #21
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With that in mind, get the PCI-e. It's dual SLI is sweet. PCI-e is a new technology compared to what AGP use to be and have a lot of potential.
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Old 04-03-2005, 04:25 PM   #22
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everybody is saying the PCI-E has potential. does that mean that AGP is better than PCI-E right now but won't be in the future?
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Old 04-03-2005, 05:15 PM   #23
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no that means that, it will beat AGP. its stock settings are usually higher than the AGP models of the cards. It will be better in the future
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Old 04-03-2005, 05:18 PM   #24
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No, PCI-e is better now.

Here are the specs comparison directly from Nvidia's website:

Geforce 6200 AGP
http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce6200_agp

Geforce 6200 PCI-E
http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce6200_pci

Geforce 6600GT side-by-side PCI-E and AGP respective comparison:
http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce_6600.html

Geforce 6800: well, this is just an awesome card
http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_19395.html

No real specs for the 6800 there but I'm sure it will smoke the AGP competition. This is just the beginning and will keep getting better.
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PCI-E has more room for growth. Because the fact that current video cards rarely saturate the AGP8X BUS, there is no noticeable difference between the two at this time.
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wait till more games will need more data. Once that happens, you will be able to see the full potential of PCI-E.
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Old 04-04-2005, 08:31 AM   #27
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I have an SLI mobo (PCIe) but only have one card there now. If i ever decide to upgrade i can just buy the same card and i'll get almost double the performance. An SLI mobo isnt much more than a regular mobo, so i think its worth it, especially if your like me who doesnt wanna get rid of his old card when u decide to upgrade.
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AGP are going to own soon, After a little research on how SLI technology works i found out that 1 of the Graphics card works as the 'master' and works at 16X and the 2nd Graphics card acts as a 'slave' and works in 8X mode. Thats why you will see one running at 8X.
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Old 04-04-2005, 11:53 AM   #29
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At the current time, there is no difference between PCI-E and AGP8x Graphics cards but in the future PCI-E cards will be far superior to AGP8x... the slot itself, PCI-E Is much better...

BTW, as far as current SLI technology goes, I think both cards share the load @ 8x8, future technology will be 16x16. On low resolutions you will not notice that large of a difference using SLI, however, on high resolutions the difference is HUGE.
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Old 04-04-2005, 12:09 PM   #30
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Right now the mobo that i have runs 1 card at 16x and 2 cards at 8x each, they split the 16x. But mine was one of the first out on the market. I belive that MSI has made a mobo that supports 2 cards at 16x each. Cant rememebr the naem though, supposed to be one of the best mobo's out there right now.
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