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Old 03-12-2004, 04:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am wondering what is better PCI or AGP video cards?

i am not sure if my motherboard supports AGP so i might only be able to get PCI....

if that is the case ...do u think its better to get a new mobo and video card or jsut get a new PCI video carD???

whats the difference between the PCI and AGP cards?
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AGP is much better. I would get a new motherboard with an AGP slot if possible.
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Old 03-12-2004, 05:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what is the difference between the 2?

if i had a 128mb geforce 4 PCI would it be able to run most games?
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Old 03-12-2004, 05:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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it wuld be able to run games but not great. AGP kicks PCI *** NEDAY.
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Old 03-12-2004, 05:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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an ideal and good all around vid card is the 9600xt. Preferably the 256mb one. Although its not the best one. It is one of the best. That wuld be ur best choice.
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  • MSI K8T NEO-FSR ATHLON 64 S754 K8T800 DDR AGP 5PCI SATA RAID 1000LAN SOUND
  • OCZ DUAL CHANNEL OPTIMIZED 2X512MB DDR PC3200 CAS2 W/ COPPER HEAT SPREADER
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AGP is much faster than PCI. I don't remember the specific numbers but the AGP slot is meant only to hold graphics cards. And high end graphics card dont come in versions that fit into PCI slots. For example, I never seen a GeForce4 Ti made for PCI slots but the GeForce4 MX which is the low end budget version does come in PCI versions.
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Old 03-12-2004, 05:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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True True. Good Point.
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  • MSI K8T NEO-FSR ATHLON 64 S754 K8T800 DDR AGP 5PCI SATA RAID 1000LAN SOUND
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Old 03-12-2004, 05:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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this is off topic but the WORST EVER processor Intel made was the CELERON. Talk about fukn waste of time making it. What was their purpose in making it, they did know they were makign a p4 eh.
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  • SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.7 SERIAL ATA 120GB EIDE 7200RPM 9MS 3.5LP
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Old 03-12-2004, 05:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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ALSO ID JUS LIKE TO SAY THAT AMD RULEZ...!!! ( FOR GAMERZ)
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  • MSI K8T NEO-FSR ATHLON 64 S754 K8T800 DDR AGP 5PCI SATA RAID 1000LAN SOUND
  • OCZ DUAL CHANNEL OPTIMIZED 2X512MB DDR PC3200 CAS2 W/ COPPER HEAT SPREADER
  • SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.7 SERIAL ATA 120GB EIDE 7200RPM 9MS 3.5LP
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  • ATI RADEON X800 PRO AGP8X 256MB DDR3 VGA DVI-I TV OUT RETAIL BOX
  • LITEON 52X32X52 ATAPI IDE BLACK CD-REWRITER SMART-BURN OEM W/ SOFTWARE
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Old 03-12-2004, 05:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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a PCI video card will suit you just fine if all you need is a low-end card for gaming. most of the AGP bandwidth goes unsued by most video card anyways. don't sweat it, here are the PCI cards you can use:

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...20&Order=votes
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