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post #1 of 4 Old 08-24-2006, 03:50 PM - Thread Starter
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Since my PC is becoming outdated fast (2 years old - outdated after one month of course), and it is still uses AGP sockets, would it be better to upgrade to a new mobo with PCIx so that GPU cards are more available/cheaper/faster, or stick with an AGP card?

I know only a certain few have h.264 acceleration with (nVidia)AGP like the 7800GS, 6600 and 6600GT, while many others have that capability with PCI cards.

What do you think? If I swap mobos just for a GPU ...wont that screw up compatibility with many other hardware devices?
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I think you want PCIe, PCIx is a server 64 bit pci slot meant for things like raid cards and what not, therer are no gfx cards available in PCIx that I am aware of.
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I think you want PCIe, PCIx is a server 64 bit pci slot meant for things like raid cards and what not, therer are no gfx cards available in PCIx that I am aware of.
Sorry. I was referring to PCI Express and didn't realize there were different abbreviations.
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Your question is loaded....since you dont tell us what kind of CPU and RAM you currently have.

If you have a socket 478 Intel processor with that AGP slot, then you're really asking the
question:

Do i spend $150-300 on a new AGP graphics card or Do I spend $800+ bucks on a new MB, chip, Ram and graphics card.

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