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PCI vs APG

Discussion in 'Hardware, Software & Troubleshooting' started by johnlogue, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. johnlogue

    johnlogue New Member

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    Can I switch a PCI video card for a APG one?
     
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    8-4-7-2 New Member

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    No. They are different slots
     
  3. Deathmaker

    Deathmaker Balanced

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    In the same slot, no. You need to have an AGP slot on the motherboard.
     
  4. MrSmiles

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    i heard that pci was faster than agp, is there any truth in this?
     
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    8-4-7-2 New Member

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    It's the other way around
    AGP has more bandwith. Also because it's a dedicated bus for the graphics card, instead of sharing the same bus with other cards

    Unless you mean the new PCIexpress. That bus has twice the bandwith as AGP, but applications don't really need that nowadays. So the performance increase is marginal at the moment
     
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  6. McTank

    McTank New Member

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    My brother's computer is PCI express and he gets really crazy framerates. That might be due to his graphix card though.
     
  7. Twisted Metal

    Twisted Metal Anfractuous Aluminum

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    Yes, it's because he quite obviously has a good video card and good hardware.

    As mentioned above, PCI-E doesn't make a big diff nowadays.
     

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