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UNDIESRULES

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#1 12 years ago
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#2 12 years ago

Isnt APG dead yet?




Agentlaidlaw

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#3 12 years ago
VideoslaveIsnt APG dead yet?

Its pretty much dead, market wise. Not to many companies are making AGP motherboreds any more. But still a lot of people who have AGP boreds that don't need a Processor upgrade.




crzymnky

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#4 12 years ago

No, I still use it. Too expensive to upgrade to PCIe and I don't really have reason to anyways.




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#5 12 years ago

It is a waste of money. Those cards handle a massive ammount of data, and AGP does not have the bandwidth for it. It is like putting a corvette engine in a Camery. The power is going to waste. People need to realize AGP is dead. ATi stopped supporting AGP after the x800 series of cards.

/me notes how he has an AGP 6800gt:p




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#6 12 years ago

FYI, in early benchmarks some AGP cards actually outperformed their PCI Express counterparts. However, PCI-E is still very much an emerging technology, and it is certainly the 'way forward' as far as the industry is concerned.




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#7 12 years ago

than show us some benchmarks!




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#8 12 years ago

Here you go. An X800XL AGP versus an X800XL PCI-E model.

There are rumors that the PCI-E edition's lack of performance was due to some shoddy work on the RIALTO bridge by ATI, however there have also been reports of underperforming PCI-E 6600s in the nVidia camp.




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#9 12 years ago
PethegreatIt is a waste of money. Those cards handle a massive ammount of data, and AGP does not have the bandwidth for it. It is like putting a corvette engine in a Camery. The power is going to waste. People need to realize AGP is dead. ATi stopped supporting AGP after the x800 series of cards. /me notes how he has an AGP 6800gt:p

They did? How do I have an x1600Pro AGP version if they don't support it anymore?




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#10 12 years ago

I read an interesting article in Custom PC Feb this year which indicated that PCI express can only express itself at resolutions above 1600/1200, and that AGP may have a more limited bandwidth but its limits were never reached before PCI E was introduced.

Certainly most of my friends still use AGP and i think most of them are still more than happy with 6800 gs/ 6600gt and still see absolutely no need to upgrade.




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