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Stupid Question: Is Agp Dead?

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ohh Im gonna try that with my close to death 9600XT

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I'd say go for it, but then I wonder wtf you're doing with a MAC to test it with :P

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I'd say go for it, but then I wonder wtf you're doing with a MAC to test it with :P

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:D Whoever said I had one, or it was mine :D

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:D Whoever said I had one, or it was mine  :D

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k, just checking ;)

 

Then I'd say DEFINITELY go for it. Only thing better than blowing up your own computer, is blowing up someone else's ;)

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AGP is being replaced by PCI-E for things such as SLI and workstations which take advantage of all the bandwidth they can use.

 

No, Vista will not require 16 lanes of bandwidth (sorry SG). No, PCI-E is not fully future-proof, but neither is socket 939, so you decide. Intel has things such as PCI-E2 coming out, and there's Socket M2 (if either of those come out, of course. 3rd Qtr. M2 is... a long way away). However, it'll be awhile, so upgrade to PCI-E now if you can I guess. If we're lucky, PCI-E2 will follow PCI-X 2.0 with backwards compatability.

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Not quite dead yet, there are still some hot cards out there rocking AGP. For my purposes, AGP is my only option now seeing as the AIW X800XT only comes in AGP. I like having all the extra DV stuff so I can watch/record telly and all that jazz. Until a PCI-E card does that better, I'll stick with my aiw x800xt. :P

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there's an x800xl and x1800xl all in wonder for PCI express now...so I guess you'll have to switch :)

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not dead, but dying. Its really the industries fault. PCI x 16 graphics really have no use yet, and pci e devices have only recently emerged (my understanding) and even high end agp cards dont saturate the 8x bus. the added bandwidth is nice with SLI and crossfire however. but as stated before, can an agp 8x card still run the newest games? sure as hell can

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