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Pci-express Or Agp?

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From reading lots of post on the topic wondering which one to go with if I was to buld a new computer? Also which one faster?

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Well technically speaking, the PCI-Ex is faster, but realisticaly it isn't. There are still bottlenecks in todays systems that need to be addressed before PCI-Ex will actually show a noticable difference over our much loved AGP 8x.

 

Depending on how much cash you have, and what brands your buying (AMD or Intel, Nvidia or Ati)

 

Personally im gunna still with AGP till PCI-Ex is a standard.

 

:D my $0.02

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i wouldn't get a new m/b just because of pci-e. if you are building system you don't plan on upgrading for 6-12 months then you might want to consider it. right now you won't notice any difference between a video card that is agp and the same model video card in pci-e.

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There is ZERO point im upgrading to PCI-E jsut to have PCI-E. However if you are considering a new system anyways then PCI-E may be for your consideration. I've been discussing this on other threads for a few days now. Basicly there isn't going to be any performace differnce for at least another generation. And then there is the problim of upgradability. All future chips should be PCI-E native, but some will continued to be bridged backwards... but how long the bridgeing will last is up to anyones guess.

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i decide on going with agp after much consideration the fact is that by the times they make better software for it there probably will be a better card or version of pci express stick to old tried and true standards.

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Just wondering if pci-express cards have a gpu in them?

all videocards nowadays have a gpu.

 

But I too would go with agp. Unless you plan on getting TWO pci-e cards to SLI, there's really no point of spending the extra dough (and techincally there's no point of even spending the extra dough on SLI since the benefits currently are negligible at best).

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