When are the motherboards with this compo supposed to hit stores or be put in prebuilt machines?
17th June 2002
On Overclockers.co.uk they have some PCI-E motherboards for AMD 64 processors available on pre-order; the estimated arrival date of any stock is about the end of November/early December.
:bouncy: WOOHOO! Here I come AMD!:bouncy:
the Darkness:bouncy: WOOHOO! Here I come AMD!:bouncy:
I guess you will wait for a new mobo and upgrade your graphics card then:uhm:? Bah. I'll just my intel mobo/pocessor and 8xAGP port:D.
If everything goes my way, I'll just fix the GeForce card I have, with a new fan, and either buy or build my own comp. I'm leaning towards building but a lot of companies have some real nice prebuilt systems. Like
Alienware..... ahh. Many times have I visited their site and tried to build the most expensive PC on the planet.... I think it was about £16000. That was with all the latest gizmos with piles of useless extras along with two of the most expensive monitors money can buy (about £3000 each) and two GeForce 6 series cards connected to each other totalling 512Mb of G/fix memory. The power supply...... 700W. The hard drives? Two 10000rpm SATA Hard Discs with RAID setup. Memory? 4Gb of PC3200 400Mhz DDR. Ahhh......
That kind of thing is fun to do...
What the hell are you thinking pethegrat? PCI-Express is about 16x faster than your AGP 8x card. However, I'm not so sure about the 64-bit processor yet, as there isn't anything that really takes advantage of it yet (XP-64 and Longhorn dont count)
17th June 2002
PCI-E has the potential to be significantly more powerful than AGP, but for the moment they're going easy. They don't want to make nearly everybody's computer obsolete instantly, as very few people are prepared to spend so much money on their computer. And they still want to milk some more money out of AGP cards, as they're still going to be the choice for gamers on budgets for a long time to come. In short, the power you get from PCI-E isn't really worth the money you spend, at the moment. It really is worth waiting 6 months, or a year, until prices drop and the cards/motherboards are actually worth the money. As you say about 64-bit processors, nothing will use the power they can produce yet anyway (although, 64-bit AMDs are faster in a lot of 32-bit applications than Intel processors, so there is purpose to their existence).
got to agree with matt on this, at the moment AGP is capable of handling any graphics card for a good while yet, PCI express is faster but whats the point of it if AGP is still good? me i think its another push to get new technology out when its not necessary at the moment. read this see what you think
as far as i know there is only one chipset that supports PCI express the NVIDIA's nForce4 and as that is new on the market i would wait and see how good it is for the reason that new technology is not always perfect the first time around
heres a review i found but have not read yet
Thinking about it.
dorsai!That kind of thing is fun to do... What the hell are you thinking pethegrat? PCI-Express is about 16x faster than your AGP 8x card.
16 times? i herd that is was about %2-3 faster than AGP at this time. I'm keeping my mobo for at lest another year, then unless AGP express is out, I'll get a new PCI-e mobo