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Old 09-20-2005, 09:32 AM   #1
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Default performance diff b/t agp 8x and pci-e

is there a huge difference in performance b/t agp and pci-x? Im wondering because in march of next year I want to go to 64bit technology and I've been looking at some socket 939 boards that use agp and some that use pci-x, and I cant really decide.
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Default Re: performance diff b/t agp 8x and pci-x

You mean PCI-e (PCI-express)? Most or all Socket 939 supported motherboards use PCI-e because of their supporting chipsets. Yes, there will be a huge difference moving from AGP to PCI-e. AGP cards are going to slowly be phased out of production, and eventually PCI-e cards will become dirt cheap. You have the option of SLi mode which shares GPU and the bandwidth is twice as fast as traditional AGP.

So with that in mind, PCI-e is the way to go. PCI-X is old and slower than PCI-e.
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:36 PM   #3
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Default Re: performance diff b/t agp 8x and pci-x

PCIe is replacing AGP soon as TRD said. Even the newest video cards now don't support AGP at all. Invest in the better technology here. Also, PCIx and PCIe are two different technologies. PCIx is fairly old now and was an attempt to improve the existing AGP architecture. Long story short, it didn't really work. Go PCIe.
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:51 PM   #4
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Default Re: performance diff b/t agp 8x and pci-x

ohh i thought pci-x was pci express
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if you buy a AGP board you can expect to buy one more card for it. already for the high end cards they only make PCI-e ones.
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