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what would be the better thing to do? stay at 4x agp, (the max the motherboard will allow). or, go pci?
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PCI-E is where the future is now and going. If you have the money get yourseld a PCI-E MB and get a good video card.Just my two cents
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Originally Posted by nvidiaintel
what would be the better thing to do? stay at 4x agp, (the max the motherboard will allow). or, go pci?
You mean PCI-E? Haha I'm pretty sure you wouln't want to step down to normal PCI. Go PCI-E for future proof.
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I would do it....I did. I'm going to build my new rig tomorrow (Friday) and see how big of a difference my graphics are. Currently, I have AGP 4x and on the new rig I will have 7800GT PCI-E. SO, I'm excited to see what happens.

But, as the others said, I would go for PCI-E. Its almost 4 times faster than AGP 8x!

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But, as the others said, I would go for PCI-E. Its almost 4 times faster than AGP 8x!

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BULL ****. You'll notice a 1-5 frame rate increase. It also depends on the game...
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post #6 of 29
PCI-E IS a good bit faster then AGP, its just that video cards cant use it all. In a few years when PCI-E is fully used, you will see a big diferance.

As for your question: Upgradeing to PCI-E would require a new motherboard, CPU and video card, but if you have the money, you should definity go for it. If, however, you are asking whether to use AGP 4x or PCI, stay with AGP 4x. AGP 1x is still faster then PCI.
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GO to AGP 8x...and everything will be fine
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post #8 of 29
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GO to AGP 8x...and everything will be fine
I should have thought of that! Yes, that would be your best option.
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If your a gamer Soadmtgguy then why the hell are you using a INTEL cpu?
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If your a gamer Soadmtgguy then why the hell are you using a INTEL cpu?
1: We do not allow any form of fanboyism on this forum.
2: This post is off topic, and contributes nothing to the forum.
3: I use a Intel CPU because I like the features it offers over comparable AMD chips.
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