AGP/PCIe Mobo?

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PunkPyro912

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Hey all...i was just lookin for a motherboard, preferrably Asus, that had both AGP 8x and PCIe 16x slots. Im generally new to computer hardware and the such so if this sounds like a stupid questoin sry :eek: If neone could get me like a link to a place where it is or a name or info or nething at all i wuold appreciate it.
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There is no such thing. You can get motherboards that have both AGP and PCIe x16 slots, but the AGP slot is run from the PCI (standard, not PCIe) bus, and so is incredibly slow (slower than the very first AGP spec released in 1998 or so). AGP 8x and PCIe x16 are mutually exclusive.
 
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PunkPyro912 said:
Hey all...i was just lookin for a motherboard, preferrably Asus, that had both AGP 8x and PCIe 16x slots. Im generally new to computer hardware and the such so if this sounds like a stupid questoin sry :eek: If neone could get me like a link to a place where it is or a name or info or nething at all i wuold appreciate it.
Thanks in advance
He's right! no one would make a board like that :eek: PCI-E16X will make all AGP cards absolete. The bandwidth for the new PCI-E is 3 times that of AGP. ;)
 

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so you think its worthwhile investing in PCIe instead of AGP right now? If i get a PCIe mobo, i need to find a good ATI graphics card with PCIe BUS...ne help?
 
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The ATI card with PCI express is easy to find. They make and sell quite a few with the tops being the X850XT. Big bucks though. They also make an X600, and on down. Check newegg.com under ati cores and you'll find plenty in many different ranges.
 
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