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Old 08-01-2004, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to buy a 3D video card and need to know the meaning of a few things. What is the meaning of PCI, AGP & VGA?
I am looking to buy a PowerColor Radeon 9200SE 128MB, PCI
2D/3D/TV out video card to play a golf game. Is this a good enough one?

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Old 08-11-2004, 06:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) - runs between 20-33 MHz and carries 32-bits at a time over a 124-pin connector or 64-bits over a 188-pin connector.

Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) - Gives 3D graphics cards faster access to main memory than PCI cards. It operates at 66MHz, doubled to 133MHz. If your motherboard supports AGP, go with an AGP card.

Video Graphics Array (VGA) - Original graphics board on the IBM PC. Don't use this one.

If you are only playing that one 3D golf game and nothing graphics intensive like Doom 3, that 9200SE will be fine.

Hope this helps and sorry no one got back to you sooner.
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