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Questions about AGP vs. PCI-E x16


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Bahlzeron

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I couldnt find anything about this here... and I've been wondering (for future reference on next system build), which is the better performing video card type AGP or PCI Express x16?
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PCIx16 is twice as fast as AGPx8. AGP is an outdated technology and it shouldn't even be a consideration.
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Troy

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Titan, you forgot the "AMEN".
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ok, kool... thanx.. I never was able to figure out which was the better choice..


hypotheticaly.... if AGP was updated to 16x (which I seriously doubt will happen) then which technology is better? (the thoughts that go through my head..lol)


Also.. I noticed alot of (maybe all?) PCI-E cards use only half of its memory from it's onboard source... do all PCI-E cards do this or just some of them? also why would a video card use only half its mem from its own and other half from your comp wouldnt it be MUCH more effecient to have/use all its memory from its own dedicated onboard source?






these are questions that other people ask me.. then in turn it gets my own curiosity going... technology absolutely fascinates me..lol
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