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Old 06-20-2005, 03:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is better in the long run, getting a mobo with PCIE or AGP?
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Old 06-20-2005, 04:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In the long run, PCIE will be more 'future proof' but the chences are, by the time they fade AGP out, it will be long before time to upgrade. If I was going to get a new PC now, I would get PCIE. But there isn't a advantage over speed gained from the ectra bandwidth.
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definitly pcie its more than 2x faster than 8x agp hence 16x i dont think they have got it too the max yet but they will and it will be fast!!! dont get me wrong pcie is already faster than agp so definitly no question about it 16x PCIE
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Old 06-20-2005, 11:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, PCIe is the newer technology so of course it's better for the long run.
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I agree, most sites will even tell you that when you go to buy a video card but its always good to check
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Old 06-21-2005, 12:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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definitly pcie its more than 2x faster than 8x agp hence 16x i dont think they have got it too the max yet but they will and it will be fast!!! dont get me wrong pcie is already faster than agp so definitly no question about it 16x PCIE
The current AGP cards dont even make out the 8x. So the PCIe really won't be using half there bus speed for a long time, or untill the GPU's get faster......
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Old 06-21-2005, 08:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Or they might use the extra bandwith from the pci-e bus for other things. Like hypermemory and turbocache uses the pci-e bus to "emulate" dedicated ram.
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Yea thats about the only thing, and them PPU's would be useing a 1x or 16x slot possibly.....
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Old 06-21-2005, 06:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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PCI-express isn't REALLY two times faster. Like charles_scott said, 8x is not really even used up in games. Just because it is 16x does not mean it'll run things twice as fast. Once programs use the 16x, then yeah, it will be twice as fast, but right now, they're really about the same speed.
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PCI-E is twice the speed, but for now AGP will get you buy just fine.
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