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Old 30th June, 2005, 07:30 PM
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Question nF 4 Ultra PCIe & AGP

I never heard of a nF4 Ultra board that supports both PCIe and AGP on the same board. Have anyone had any expierence with this board? What is the performance, stability ratings?

Biostar Motherboard NF4UL-A9, nForce 4 Ultra, Socket 939, PCI-E & AGP 8x, Dual DDR400, SATA RAID, 1394, GB LAN, 8ch Audio w/ SPDIF Out.

Visited Biostar's Home site and I see this XGP slot does not support too many AGP cards. None of the newer cards is listed. Nothing above the R9800 and nV5900. Only cards below these are supported. BAH
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Old 30th June, 2005, 07:48 PM
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Here a review! They seem to like it but they mention the XGP (AGP 8x Slot) does decrease performance. But i can see why you could use all agp graphics card in it. Correct me if im wrong here.

http://www.dreamwarecomputers.com/re...l-a9/index.htm
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Old 30th June, 2005, 07:51 PM
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Ahhh, there is a downside

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However, there is a warning sticker covering the XGP slot stating that if you use a 3.3V video card it can/will get permanently damaged, so make sure the card you are using is of the proper voltage!
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The slot works by using an AGP to PCI bridge, and the AGP card is basically running through the PCI bus. From what I understand there is somewhere around a 30-50% performance loss when using the slot. How that performance loss will affect you if you use this slot is up to you
Doesnt seem so appealing
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Doesnt seem so appealing

I agree. Perhaps you have to go all the way if you want to go with a PCIe mainboard? New PCIe cards, new PCIeX16 Vidcard and DDR2. And I read that all of the bugs have not been fixed in this form factor, either. They gotta lot of noive.
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