New Graphic card type in PCI instead of AGP?

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I've heard about a new type of graphic card thats supposed to run better than the normal cards that uses the AGP port but it uses the PCI port instead, some new tech. or any one who knows whats it about?
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the new motherboards now have PCI express insted of AGP. It runs at 16X insted of the old 4X - 8X AGPs. I dont believe there are any cards out yet that can use the PCI express to its fullest ability but ATI and nvidia are both working on them.
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Theirs no games out that tax a 8x APG, heck even 4x AGP... the bus isn't the bottleneck.. so their is no real performance benifit.. be like when 8x AGP came out..

nice thing about PCI-E when it comes out on more then Intel boards, is that you'll be able to run 2 Video cards.. SLI.. so each card draws 1/2 the monitor.. making the vidoes run faster.
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The latest Geforce 6600 and Geforce 6600 GT will be PCI Express cards and NOT PCI. The new PCI which replaces PCI and AGP on our motherboards.

http://graphics.tomshardware.com/graphic/20040816/index.html wrote:
Compared with AGP 8x, PCI Express at four-gigabits per second offers twice the bandwidth for upstream data traffic.



oh and its only the Geforce 6600 GT card that can be doubled...
http://www.tomshardware.com/hardnews/20 ... 23902.html
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pci express is much better then the AGP. also the regular pci slots of motherboards are being enhanced for newer motherboards.
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lol we changed out tune :oops:

Anyway back to the issue...

beings wrote:
the new motherboards now have PCI express insted of AGP.


Hmmm maybe too late for me cos I upgraded 2 motherboards 2 months ago to Abit AN7 Guru. I dont see PCI Express on any of the Abit's: http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/

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