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Old 10-04-2005, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry for asking but in about month i'm going to make a huge upgrade to my computer (it will be mostly a new computer)
So i was wondering what is the difference between AGP and PCI express?

Correct me if i'm wrong but there is not a big difference, or there is?!?!

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AGP is being phased out. Don't expect any next gen cards on AGP.

PCI-E, however, is the wave of the future. It's newer and faster, and video cards are going to this standard slowly but surely. PCI-E is the better option.
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if you want to be future proof go with pci express. nvidia has no plans to offer its 7800 line in a agp and i doubt ati will offer its new chipset in a agp.
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right, get pci-e. although at the moment there's no really performance difference between these two (unless u go sli). but there will be.
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right, get pci-e. although at the moment there's no really performance difference between these two (unless u go sli). but there will be.
Thats what i need to know, thnx a lot.

Well i would like to go PCI-E but which motherboard should i buy??

I was planning on staying with my board for the new computer
and for the videocard part i was going for a ATI Radeon X800 XL 256mb (AGP 8X).

In my opinion i'm not thinking in changing my motherboard since almost board that comes out now are almost the same i know that there are 2 or 3 things that change like sata II, PCI- E, cpu socket e.c.t. . .

BTW my Board is a ASUS P4P800 Deluxe, i would like to hear any suggestion here, so feel free to give me any idea or what do you think, if should i stay with my board or change it for a new one.

Thnx in advance

I think it would help if a put my PC Spec so here it is:

Motherboard: Asus P4P800 Deluxe
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3.0Ghz with Hyper Threading
4 x 256mb = 1ghz DDR 3200 Kingstone *
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb *
Samsung 200 GB 7200rpm *

I put only those important or primary part of the PC so you can know.

Oh i almost forgot to let you know, the part with a * those are the ones that i'm going to change.

Thnx once again and sorry for the long reply
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