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RedOctober

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I was looking for a new vid card to use on my comp and i was looking around ati and nividia. Can someone tell me whats the diffrence from AGP and PCI express
.I know nividia has a SLI system but dose Ati has a multiple vid card hook up as well.

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Usually you only have one choice. PCI express is the newest and better technology, and sometimes the cards actually cost less than AGP, but not in most cases.

SLI is a pci-x only technology.

By one choice is that most mobos are only AGP or PCIx, not both.

So, if you aren't buying a new mobo, and you only have an AGP slot, than you can only go AGP.
 
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One question, are AGP becoming obselete or are the PCI? I was told it was the PCI, and that I would not be able to update unless I got an AGP slot for the upcoming AGP's.
 
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PCI cards are old, PCI-Xpress are new. AGP is getting old with the new technology PCI Express. Newer graphics cards coming out are now primarily for PCIX.

You should look in to a mobo with PCI-X technology.
 
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Ah, thanks iXneonXi, I was wondering what that was all about. Oh, and sorry for hijacking your thread, RedOctober :p.
 
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PCI-X and PCI Express (PCIe) are *NOT* the same technology. Do not get them confused.

PCI-X is a 133MHz, 64bit version of standard PCI used in servers.
 

RedOctober

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whats a mobo and dose ati have its own sli or multiple gpu system as nividia. How can i tell if my vid card is PCIx or AGP
 
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Yah i just realised that, sorry bout that PCIe is pci express. my bad.
mobo= motherboard.

To see if your mobo is AGP or PCIe just use a program like everest home edition. On shopping sites like newegg in the title of the product it will say whether it is pcie or agp.
 

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ok intel is coming out with a dual core chips and i think i want them what is the price range of these chips
 
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I'd wait till they work out some of the issues, but I'm guessing brand new somewhere around $400-1000 range??
 
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Dual-core processors won't run your games faster, games aren't optimised for SMP.
 
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What do you mean how can I tell if my card is AGP or PCIe. Before buying you check the title, as for your motherboard, just check the manufacturer's website or use a program like everest home edition to give info on ur comp. You can also tell the difference just by loocking at your motherboard.
 

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well i bought my comp at a store and i was wondering how can i look it up through windows or something.
 
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