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Old 10-25-2005, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 6600GT - AGP or PCI-E?

http://www.chiefvalue.com/app/produc...tem=14-122-206

AGP 4x/8x

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http://www.chiefvalue.com/app/produc...tem=14-140-047

PCI-E 16x
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I am currently on a AGP computer, but I will be building a new one soon. My problem is I don't know how far away 'soon' is.
I might not be able to complete the new computer until end of November, meaning if I got a PCI-E, I couldn't use it until I build my new computer in November.
Should I go AGP or PCI-E and what are the dis/advantages?
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PCIE-16 cause if you buy the AGp its useless basically once you get a new build...
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PCIe is faster, more modern, and cheaper by about $2 or so. They are thinking about AGPx32 but thats far off and any AGP socket out now wont support it. PCIe is the new socket, so it's better for future upgradability.
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But what benifits other than better upgradability does it offer?
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PCIe is faster, more modern, and cheaper by about $2 or so. They are thinking about AGPx32 but thats far off and any AGP socket out now wont support it. PCIe is the new socket, so it's better for future upgradability.
are u serious....agp32x.....now that would be wikid... do u kno wen they are thinking of releasing it ???
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For the 6600GT (and most other cards for that matter), you won't see any difference in performance between AGP and PCI-E. The only real benefit right now of PCI-E is upgradeability.
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and with PCI-E you can use SLI.

Try and hold out until you build a new computer, then get a SLI board and a PCI-E 6600gt and mabye another later.
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but an SLI 6600GT is just a waste of money, you might as well go with one 6800GT or 7800GTX
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i disagree with you there
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They dont make newer cards with agp, like the 7800 series. Thats reason enough right there.
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