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Old 6th November, 2003, 02:53 PM
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4xAGP with new GFX card - worth it?

Hello,

I want to upgrade my gfx card, (I currently have a GForce 4 Ti4200) to either a GForce FX 5700 or a ATi 9600. Here is my question: My MB (Epox 8k5a2) only has a 4x AGP slot.

Will it be worth while to upgrade or will the 4x AGP negate the improvement in performance gained with the new gfx cards?

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AFAIK, 8x AGP is all marketing.. it doesn't give much performance gain so far. I could be wrong though.
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I think Allan is right there.

You should see both a gain in performance and image quality, even with 4x AGP.
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No hardware or software really takes advantage of 8x yet. Actually, even 4x isn't completely utilized yet.
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the 4x and 8x wont make much diff
but the cards your thinking of arent much better
u will see little gains
the cards u listed are newer but really not much better
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AGP 1x has a data transfer rate of 266mb per second, AGP 8x is 2,133mb per sec.

So AGP 8x allows more bandwidth than current graphics cards need.
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