I got my new board and CPU installed last night and now Im ****ed! The Jetway Mobo description of AGP compatible without specifying 4x/8x made me suspicious before I purchased, so I called Jetway tech support then. He assured me 3 times over the phone that it would do up to AGP 8x. So now I come to find out that it is just basically a PCI slot! There are no AGP settings in the BIOS, just PCI and PCI-E (3DMark also shows it as PCI).
My 3DMark03 benchmark for the 6800GS went from 7100 with my old Athlon 1800 and Abit AT7, to a mere 6350 with the new Athlon 3200 and nForce4 board @$#%!$^!!!!. I was planning to go PCI-E in the next few months anyway, but I guess I have to go ahead with that now. I plan to squeeze a few more GHz out of the CPU with moderate overclocking if that will allow me the benefit of a slightly faster card.
Do you think something like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056
would be done justice by my rig then?