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post #31 of 98
The only reason everything went to pci-e in the first place, is because it is cheaper to make.. Not that it is any better. And like everyone else was saying, the bandwidth of the agp slot was never utilized 100%.

I used to have an agp 939 board/3700 sandy / 7800GS. That was right on par with it's 7800GT pcie counter part.
    
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post #32 of 98
Teehee I can get a Socket 462 with AGP slot and plug a DX10 AGP card into it ^_^ Wait.. that's a damn good idea!
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post #33 of 98
so were is the 2600?
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post #34 of 98
Half the people I know use integrated graphics, lets not bash AGP here, start with integrated graphics.

Examples: my gf, my gf's brothers (both of them), my bro's friend, my bro's ex gf.

I think we're looking at a small audience here. Most of us here are above "advanced" level users , which I have noticed from the people I know (both online and in my city is about 20%. the rest still use integrated graphics....

Pissed me off when a friend of mine, i offered to see my:
Pentium D 930
Gigabyte GA-965P-S3
2GB DDR2-667
7600GS pci-e
250GB HDD
400W forton sparkle

for 600$!!!

guy says I'll think about it...then goes behind my back and buys an HP.
GUess what, that system was this:

PEntium 4 with HT
some weird Intel mobo with INTEGRATED GRAPHICS
1GB DDR2-533!
some crappy 400w psu
AND THE MOST BEUTIFUL CASE YOU HAVE EVER SEEN!!!

ALL FOR 800$ plus tax, plus warranty!!!!!!

_edit_ maybe this should be in the rant section... yeah... ill make a thread for that...
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some people these days
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post #36 of 98
It's not that AGP sucks...it's that the gpu companies killed it by moving on to pci-e
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post #37 of 98
I've got a 7800gs and it plays most games on highest settings including cnc3. Agp really isn't that bad if you get one of the better cards for it.
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Wooo nice.
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post #39 of 98
hehe, I believe VisionTek was also the first one to produce an X1950 card for AGP as well.
    
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post #40 of 98
Yeah, it's not AGP that sucks hardcore, but just look at all the motherboards that support AGP.

Also when comparing AGP to PCIe remember that 8x AGP is not the same speed as PCIe at x8.
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