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Old 08-06-2005, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am researching gfx cards atm and I found this particular gfx to be great for its value http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121174 . would this gfx card work in a regular pci slot on my motherboard? because i have no idea what is different between a regular pci based gfx card and a pci expressx16 gfx card
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No, pci express is the newest stuff. You have to have a PCI-E motherboard. Sorry!

PCI cards are very old, currently its AGP thats good for gaming, PCI-E (express) is new, and soon will be like AGP (in the sense of being "modern" for gaming. AGP still hasn't reached its full potential though.

Basically

PCI<AGP<PCI-E

You need an AGP or greater to play modern games.
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PCI is the standard for many netcards, sound cards, the lot. But PCI-Express is a new, fast standard for video cards, and these will not work in a standard PCI slot. Your mobo has to support PCI-E for one of these to work.
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