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Old 08-17-2005, 04:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i heard that AGP is faster than PCi but on these forums i see that everyone reccomends PCI is PCi really faster than AGP?
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sorry for the double posts but i take you guys word for everthing because i know at this forum ppl always provide proof... thanx for the help
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Old 08-17-2005, 06:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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AGP is faster than PCI, but PCI-Express is faster than AGP and PCI.
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It can be very confusing. There is another thing called PCI-X and its completely differnet to PCI-Express, even some retailers make this mistake.
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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not sure if I am correct but...

PCI = 1x - 2x
AGP = 2x - 8x
PCI-E = 2x - 16x

and I don't know anything about PCI-X...
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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PCI-X changes the protocol slightly and increases the data rate to 133MHz (peak transfer rate of 1066 MB/s)
PCI-X 2.0 specifies a 266MHz rate (peak transfer rate of 2133 MB/s) and also 533MHz rate, expands the configuration space to 4096 bytes, adds a 16-bit bus variant and allows for 1.5 volt signalling

Also, i saw a PCI-Express 4x Slot on a mobo.
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Also, i saw a PCI-Express 4x Slot on a mobo.
I was saying from lowest to highest... as far as I know there isn't a 1x AGP or PCI-E
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thanks alot but i dont understand the part bout the 4x and so on can u please explain?
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Old 08-18-2005, 01:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Well, i saw a PCI-Express 4x on a motherboard along with 2 PCI-Express 16x (for SLI), several PCI-Express 1x and a few PCI. I suppose the 1x ones are for things like Network Cards, USB Cards and Firewire Cards. The 16x ones are for high end GPU's. So i spose the 4x one would be for stuff like high speed SATA raid cards that support a lot of drives in RAID so it needs more bandwidth.
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