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New Graphics card Radeon X800 PCI or AGP what's better?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mr. Blonde, Jul 11, 2005.

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  1. Mr. Blonde

    Mr. Blonde Thread Starter

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    What is a better card a PCI or an AGP I want to upgrade to a 256 MB Radeon X800 and was wondering which is the better buy.

    current specs
    3.00 Ghz Pentium 4
    1 GB DDR RAM
    Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB
    120 GB Hard Drive
     
  2. Arcadion

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    You mean PCI Express or AGP. PCI is an older standard and is not used for high-end videocards. From looking at your machine I would assume you have an AGP slot, so get the AGP version.
     
  3. Skivvywaver

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    If you are going to use the same motherboard, then you want to stay AGP. The 9800 pro is an agp card therefore you will not have a PCIE slot.

    At this point there is no advantage of having PCIE over AGP. Future upgrades are going to be PCIE only. Rumor has it that ATI will release both AGP and PCIE for at least the next generation, but nVidia has no plans for any further developement of AGP.

    If you are going to buy a motherboard, then buy PCIE.
     
  4. Mr. Blonde

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  5. fatcat6499

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    PCI-E Requires Intel Pentium 4 or AMD 64 and a mother board that supports the slot. So its not really worth upgrading ur entire computer Just for the card if u dont already have the requirements
     
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