is pci e better than agp x 8
Posted 19 February 2006 - 06:34 AM
Posted 19 February 2006 - 06:40 AM
Posted 19 February 2006 - 08:55 AM
To try and answer the question:- is pci-e faster than agp....yes it is, agp is max 8x where as pci-e is 16x, but unless the motherboard has a pci-e socket you can't use one...and from the look of this http://www1.shopping...PS_M_957G_PM800 you motherboard doesn't have one, so your stuck with a lowly 8x agp.
Posted 19 February 2006 - 08:56 AM
I like the first one and the fifth one. First one has higher clock speed but the fifth one has 256MB of memory. Neither will match a PCI-E but you don't have to buy a new MB/cpu kit to get decent performance.
Posted 19 February 2006 - 09:05 AM
Posted 19 February 2006 - 09:51 AM
You would never buy that motherboard, its pretty pants, theres a difference between should and could, you should never buy one like that of which there are a couple but they are a gimmick that no one uses and no company makes them with and no builder uses.
Posted 19 February 2006 - 11:46 AM
*Example*- why they make these motherboards.
If you were on a cheap budget and wanted the opteron 165 you could get the asrock motherboard and use all your current hardware you have in your pc (minus the processor) so you dont have to buy another video card.
They did it so you dont have to go out and buy a new video card with the pci express 16x slot.
Dont get the 6600 anything. They are poor performance to money ratio. You dont get your moneys worth. If you would look around on the internet you would find that the 6800gs is $180 in the usa and the 6800gs is twice as fast as the 6600gt would be. I have seen 6600gt's for $180 before, if you buy a 6600gt or any 6600 card for around that price range its your loss. You could of gotten a much better card for the same price or about the same price. The 6800gs is only 1-2% slower than the 6800gt would be so just get the 6800gs...... Trust me. 6600's blow for the price now.
Posted 19 February 2006 - 02:16 PM
Posted 19 February 2006 - 02:23 PM
Posted 19 February 2006 - 02:30 PM
So if you call a sound deduction from known facts and benchmarks bias then yes im biased.
Posted 20 February 2006 - 11:38 AM
I didn't say to buy that mobo, I just put it on to show you could get them with both pci-e and agp!!!...and as for 6600gt, I like it more than any x700 (just a personal preference)
I was just giving another example of the type of motherboard with both pci express and agp.
Posted 23 February 2006 - 09:40 AM
Well you can use CPU-Z it will tell you what you have or you could open up the pc and take a look, pci-e is better than agp but you cant have both on a mobo you have to have one or the other.
I thought there was boards that supported AGP and PCI-E? I must be wrong then... I'll look into it.
Posted 23 February 2006 - 01:14 PM
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