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Old 07-01-2004, 11:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Is PCI Express worth waiting for?

what do you guys think, is PCI Express worth waiting for, i am getting an x800 xt and want to know if i should wait till the pci e boards come out or if it really wont make that much of a difference.

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Old 07-01-2004, 11:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I didn't wait, but if you are willing to wait it is probably worth it. However, it all depends on the question "Are you willing to wait?" If you can live without a new computer till fall when PCIExpress is supposed to hit, then I say wait. If you are like me and are sick of using the family computer with integrated graphics, then I say build now with the X800, and upgrade your mobo a year or two later when there are more games that will take advantage of PCI-Express.

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Old 07-01-2004, 11:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd say go with the x800. I don't think many games will make the best use of pci express for a while. It's kinda like 64 bit, it's just not really necessary right now based on the software that's out.
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Old 07-01-2004, 11:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i wuld definitly wait bro because you allready know AGP 8x well PCI-X is going to be PCI 16x so ya. and pci-x bandwith is both ways. but you have to buy a pci-x 16x motherboard and those are out right now but the pci-x cardz wont be out until JUNE which will be the ATI radeon X880
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BS, it doesn't matter, the cards today don't even use the full capacity of AGP 8x, why would we need 16x?
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Old 07-02-2004, 07:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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But for what i knew, PCI Express not support AMD Athlon XP.

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Old 07-02-2004, 10:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
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What do you mean? AMD boards won't have it?

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Old 07-02-2004, 11:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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From my specs U guys can see that I am in serious need of an upgrade.
But I have decided to wait for the newer techs to come out.
Gigabyte already has introduced a line of mobos for INTEL processors which has support for PCI-Express,DDR2 533.
Maybe mobos for AMD takes some time but they r sure to come out.

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Old 07-02-2004, 12:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah you wont see much of any difference in performance with it, unless the X880 is really THAT much better....
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Old 07-02-2004, 12:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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so you guys dont think amd athlon 64 socket 939 will be supporting pci express anytime soon?

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