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AGP vs. PCIe

CIRCE (Sir C)

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What are people's thoughts?

As it stands, AGP & PCIe video cards all seem to benchmark out about the same...but I know that the idea is about open ended technologies and the "future" (which is undeniably PCIe)

I know that PCIe is capable of twice the bandwidth traffic of the current 8x AGP but doesn't it seem a bit odd to go from a dedicated video channel (AGP) to putting video back on the PCI bus? I can see it working out for the gamers, but isn't it be a potential performance compromise for the audio peeps? It is certainly the case if you are running both a soundcard & video card off of a "traditional" PCI bus...

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KodiaK

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it really dont matter anymore wen PCIE is the new standard.

that and no one really took advantage of agp to begin with.
 

lobo

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CIRCE (Sir C) said:
What are people's thoughts?

As it stands, AGP & PCIe video cards all seem to benchmark out about the same...but I know that the idea is about open ended technologies and the "future" (which is undeniably PCIe)

I know that PCIe is capable of twice the bandwidth traffic of the current 8x AGP but doesn't it seem a bit odd to go from a dedicated video channel (AGP) to putting video back on the PCI bus? I can see it working out for the gamers, but isn't it be a potential performance compromise for the audio peeps? It is certainly the case if you are running both a soundcard & video card off of a "traditional" PCI bus...

Skool me :)

AGP is (as you probably know) the older standard whilel PCI-Express is the latest and greatest. The advantage of PCI-Express is that it has a much higher bandwidth than AGP and, thus, able to yield higher performance.
Architecturally, PCI-Express is a serial bus that can transmit data both ways simultaneously while I don't think AGP can (correct me if I'm wrong).

Lobo
 
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randyval

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CIRCE (Sir C) said:
What are people's thoughts?

As it stands, AGP & PCIe video cards all seem to benchmark out about the same...but I know that the idea is about open ended technologies and the "future" (which is undeniably PCIe)

I know that PCIe is capable of twice the bandwidth traffic of the current 8x AGP but doesn't it seem a bit odd to go from a dedicated video channel (AGP) to putting video back on the PCI bus? I can see it working out for the gamers, but isn't it be a potential performance compromise for the audio peeps? It is certainly the case if you are running both a soundcard & video card off of a "traditional" PCI bus...

Skool me :)
um. they stopped making agp cards, the top end pci-e cards have no compitition from any current agp card.
ati x1800/x1900 series = pci-e
geforce 7900 series =pci-e
the fastest agp card out there right now is the 7800gs and it is $100 more than the much faster 7800gt pci-e.
you can buy a brand new mobo with a pci-e 7800 gt for cheaper than the slower 7800gs alone.
the fastest ATI agp card is the x850xtPE.
 
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