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Old 11-12-2006, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What is the standard graphics car slot, AGP or PCI-E

A friend of mine and I were just having a discussion about graphics cards and we weren't sure on something. Is AGP still the standard slot for graphics cards on a motherboard, or is PCI-E the new standard?
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Both Are, PCI Express is just Newer.
And so is PCI if you want to get technical about it.
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But then which one is today's standard. For example if I buy a motherboard today, or next week, or next month, is it more likely to have an AGP slot in it or a PCI-E?
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PCI E
But it depends what motherboard you buy.

AGP is still around.
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Ok, thanks
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if ur gettin a new mobo, get it with pci-x unless u really have to get it with agp (i wouldnt know why).
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if ur gettin a new mobo, get it with pci-x unless u really have to get it with agp (i wouldnt know why).

Lot's of people can't afford a new vid card right away so that's why you grab a board that can handle both card's like i did
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if ur gettin a new mobo, get it with pci-x unless u really have to get it with agp (i wouldnt know why).
pci-x=pci-x
pci-e=pci-express

BIG DIFFERENCE!!! here we should be talking about pci-e. this is not my usual sort of pedantic rant, pci-x is a completely different interface which is pretty much a 64 bit version of the standard PCI. it should also be noted that AGP is based on the original PCI. pci-e on the other hand was designed from the ground up to be completely different from PCI, AGP and PCI-X.
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pci-e will be the new standard for the future as will digital broadcasts in 2009. but agp is still around although not many manufacturers are making new cards on it
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AGP is pretty much going cold now, it was the industry standard for a long time, up to about the release of the ATI X800 series, up till then it was mainly AGP. PCI-e works on a serial bus which greatly reduces interferance, whereas PCI and AGP work on a parralell bus, AGP connects directly to the memory and the northbridge for fast data transfer. There was also a standard "VESA" but it was god-awful becuase it connected DIRECTLY to the FSB of the proessor, and with the connector producing interferance, you couldn't touch or move the computer without it rebooting.

So PCI-e is the standard now, you will rarely see a motherboard being sold thats got AGP unless its a very bottom end board.

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