Motherboard - AGP + PCI-E
I just recently realized after playing Vanguard in groups at 7FPS, and sometimes dropping to 3FPS, that it's been over 2 years since I've upgraded my CPU. I just recently bought a Radeon x850 PE AGP. This was around last year sometime, and I've been very happy with it. Pretty much one of the best AGP cards I could find without going to PCI-E (noting that my motherboard only has AGP support at the moment).
Now my current search is this: I'm looking for a motherboard that supports the newer lines of AMD CPU's, or at least a 64bit one, but that I can still use my AGP card in, AND be able to sometime down the road upgrade to PCI-E. I know it sounds like a lot to be looking for, but really all that is I think is a Motherboard with 64bit CPU support, and both an AGP slot and a PCI-E slot.
So my question is, what would be the downside to this idea? I've found a few motherboards that have both PCI-E and AGP, but I'm not sure if it's such a great idea. Any thoughts / suggestions? Thanks a bunch. -Suru
Current Specs (Generally)
Abit AN78X-E Motherboard
AMD Athlon XP 3200+
Radeon x850 PE AGP
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