Is pci express worth the $$ 9 replies

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LethalDose323

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#1 14 years ago

I just got my new issue of PC World in (great magazine i highly recommend picking up a script) and they did benchmark test with graphic boards having pci-e and agp8x. On most games (ut2004, COD, and Doom 3) i think they were only getting like 2 more fps. I was gonna save up and get a ASUS socket 939 that will support pci-e but I don't think the extra cash is worth it. Just gonna go ahead now and order my amd athlon 64 3400+. Anyone think this would be a bad move. I like to stay along with the times, but money is tight and I just want somthing that can hang for a few years to come.




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#2 14 years ago

i read the same in magazines and on the net,personally i would get your cpu now and wait until pci express has more time and developement behind it.pci express is bound to improve in time its just relatively new on the scene


Thinking about it.



Aurora-[NZ]

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#3 14 years ago

PCI Express isn't that much better than AGP right at this moment. Purley because they have pretty much just bought out thier first wave of cards. Think about it though, in a years time they would have developed a lot, and having the choice to use multiple cards at once certainly boosts your performance doesnt it? I mean, you can have two or more AGP cards.




Force Recon

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#4 14 years ago

What are the Intel Mobos for PCI-Express(name if you guys can only economical ones)




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#5 14 years ago

It's not worth the ££ and won't be for a while. Firstly, can you imagine if AGP slots had unleashed their full potential the very DAY they were released? It's a gradual process. Apart from anything else, if they did that nobody could afford the highest spec cards. So that would be a lot of research and development at great expense done for nothing. If they DID somehow make them about the same cost as top-spec AGP cards, loads of people would immediately buy them. The same people that might buy four or five top-price cards if they built up the PCI-E range gradually. Secondly, there aren't really any games around that would NEED the full potential of PCI-E at the moment. AGP is fine, and will continue to be fine, for a long, long time. And for this reason, a lot of people won't bother with PCI-E for a while. And lastly, they don't want to make AGP cards totally obsolete in one big sweep. There is still plenty of money to be made from them, for the reasons I just mentioned.




Force Recon

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#6 14 years ago

Pentium 2.26 GHz/2.40A 533, MHz Intel 845EPI MOBO 512MB RAM

I know that the processor here is not the greatest but i need something better than my present Celeron 1.7 GHz and also what type of good vid card will the the EPI support?The slots are important there.What do you guys think of the AGP 128MB?




Peeping Tom

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#7 14 years ago

Its a standard. It's working it's best right now. The cards just arebt good enough.




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#8 14 years ago

Right now your seeing the first PCI-Express cards. The chipsets are designed to support PCI-Express technology but are not optomized for it.

It was the same way with PCI and AGP when they first came out. Wait til 2nd Gen PCI-Express cards come out and PCI-Express is improved and debugged then you should see much better performance.




Aurora-[NZ]

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#9 14 years ago
Mr. MattIt's not worth the ££ and won't be for a while. Firstly, can you imagine if AGP slots had unleashed their full potential the very DAY they were released? It's a gradual process. Apart from anything else, if they did that nobody could afford the highest spec cards. So that would be a lot of research and development at great expense done for nothing. If they DID somehow make them about the same cost as top-spec AGP cards, loads of people would immediately buy them. The same people that might buy four or five top-price cards if they built up the PCI-E range gradually. Secondly, there aren't really any games around that would NEED the full potential of PCI-E at the moment. AGP is fine, and will continue to be fine, for a long, long time. And for this reason, a lot of people won't bother with PCI-E for a while. And lastly, they don't want to make AGP cards totally obsolete in one big sweep. There is still plenty of money to be made from them, for the reasons I just mentioned.

I couldnt of put that better myself :nodding: Very good post Matt. Yes, AGO wont go Obso for quite a long time. Even when they do, something else other than PCI E might have come out by then




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#10 14 years ago

I'd wait at least 8 months after PCI-e comes out so they can work out the problems, and the developers and card makers have a chance to make the hardware/software take advantage of all the features in PCI-e