I would like to see AGP phased out as it is obviously slower and we have kinda reached the ceiling as far as speed we can get out of the AGP Bus.
I would although like to see the prices for PCI-e come down a bit too.
I remeber when the top of the line ATI All In Wonder Pro (128)....I think thats what it was..... was less that $250.
those were the good ol' days.......oh well the "price" you pay for advances in technology.
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AGP is only dead because the video card and mobo makers have said it's dead. For gaming, there is no difference between AGP 8X and PCI-E. In theory, AGP 8X could be a great platform for the next 2-3 years.
The hardware makers don't see this as clearly as I do. I think that the 7800GTX and X1800XT NEED to be AGP,
the final AGP cards. That would be one hell of a way to go out, that's for sure. I'm not goint to plunk down cash for a new video card and mobo, just for PCI-E. That would be at least an extra $100. That's inconsideret on the makers part. I know that's how they do business, but that dosn't mean I have to like it. I do not like being limited to my X800XT as the top. Sure, there's the X850, but that wouldn't be a smart buy. Ain't business grand?
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Slayer, dude i totaly 100% agree with you, you took the words right outof my mouth. When i upgrade i have to buy pci wich sucks, cause i have like 5 agp cards and i can always put one in to see if i have any problems etc. And the freakin extra money, blahhh.
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PCI-e has twice the banwidth of AGP its just not used to its full potential. In computer terms its still a relatively new format. There is no difference as of yet with PCI-e over AGP. But then again there is no advantage having a 4800+ X2 over a single core SD3700+ in games either, YET!!!
Give it time it will be more benifical in the future.
Another way is to egt a mobo with both and AGP8x and PCIe 16x socket. I believe Newegg has a 939 board for $70 or so that use the ULI chipset to do this.
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"No difference between AGP 4x and 8x??? You're joking right.
Lets see how well an x850xt pe running FEAR at 1600x1200 would fare on AGP 4x setting??? lol
It nearly maxes out 8x"
No, it doesn't nearly max out AGP 8X. The 7800GTX won't see any performance difference between AGP8X and PCI-E. Nor will the x1800. And the next gen won't, either.
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