Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: 8xagp or pci-e?

  1. #1
    Destroyer of worlds Destroyer^'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    7 times in 4 posts
    • Destroyer^'s system
      • CPU:
      • Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.6ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2 X 1gb geil low latence 800 mhz and 2x2Gb Black Dragon
      • Storage:
      • 250 gb WD 7,200 rpm, 60gb raptor
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG GTX 260 maxcore 216 core
      • PSU:
      • Tagan 530W
      • Case:
      • Antec p182
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" Neovo and 24" LG HD
      • Internet:
      • 50 mb Virgin

    8xagp or pci-e?

    which cards r better and which one will be the future? cause thinking of updating and wondering if theres any point of getting a agp mobo and not a pci-e

  2. #2
    Banned StormPC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    0 times in 0 posts
    It's a lot of the same really. PCI-E videocards are cheaper than AGP at the moment but that could change any second. AGP motherboards are more plentiful and cheaper than PCI-E motherboards, so the two offset. PCI-E doesn't offer any advantages at this time unless you get an SLI board and buy 2 videocards. Since it's new tech it's very pricey. PCI-E is the future though. AGP will be phased out over the next 2 years. By that time I will have gone through 10 computers+, so...I don't know!

    If you keep your system for 2-3 years you should probably go PCI-E. If you change your computer more often than your socks (like me) it matters not.
    Last edited by StormPC; 22-12-2004 at 06:57 PM.

  3. #3
    Ah, Mrs. Peel! mike_w's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Hertfordshire, England
    9 times in 7 posts
    If you tend to upgrade the entire system when you upgrade, AGP should be fine. At the moment, it doesn't give any real performance boosts, so PCI-Express is only good for the ability to upgrade in the future, or run graphics cards in SLI.
    "Well, there was your Uncle Tiberius who died wrapped in cabbage leaves but we assumed that was a freak accident."

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. PCI Express Malarkey
    By r1zeek in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-05-2004, 09:08 PM
  2. PCI slots
    By XTR in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 02-09-2003, 02:00 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts