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does agpx8 provide a significant advantage over x4?



 
 
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Old October 24th 03, 08:25 PM
Swz
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Default does agpx8 provide a significant advantage over x4?

I'm about to get a new graphics card but my motherboard only supports x4
speed. The card i intend to get is agpx8 (fx5600). Will the bottleneck be
a noticable problem playing games?
Shall i upgrade my motherboard before i get one? How noticable is the
perfermance increase from x4 to x8?

Thankyou all

Swz



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Old October 24th 03, 08:35 PM
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On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 19:25:59 +0000 (UTC), Knowing that it was a
Hollywood invention that lemmings jump off cliffs "Swz"
wrote :

I'm about to get a new graphics card but my motherboard only supports x4
speed. The card i intend to get is agpx8 (fx5600). Will the bottleneck be
a noticable problem playing games?
Shall i upgrade my motherboard before i get one? How noticable is the
perfermance increase from x4 to x8?

Thankyou all

Swz


Don't bother.AGP 8x has been surpassed by the video memory on your
video card.

My 10 penn'th.



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Old October 24th 03, 08:43 PM
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Don't bother upgrading the motherboard you mean? Just get there card?
BTW i didn't know you posted here shep.

Cheers
"Shepİ" wrote in message
...
On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 19:25:59 +0000 (UTC), Knowing that it was a
Hollywood invention that lemmings jump off cliffs "Swz"
wrote :

I'm about to get a new graphics card but my motherboard only supports x4
speed. The card i intend to get is agpx8 (fx5600). Will the bottleneck

be
a noticable problem playing games?
Shall i upgrade my motherboard before i get one? How noticable is the
perfermance increase from x4 to x8?

Thankyou all

Swz


Don't bother.AGP 8x has been surpassed by the video memory on your
video card.

My 10 penn'th.



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http://www.geocities.com/sheppola/trouble.html
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Old October 24th 03, 10:08 PM
Egil Solberg
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"Swz" wrote in message
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Don't bother upgrading the motherboard you mean? Just get there card?
BTW i didn't know you posted here shep.


AGP4X contra AGP8X does not mean anything at all, and should not be taken
into consideration. Neither reagarding mobo nor video card.


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Old October 24th 03, 10:31 PM
Shepİ
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On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 19:43:39 +0000 (UTC), Knowing that it was a
Hollywood invention that lemmings jump off cliffs "Swz"
wrote :

Don't bother upgrading the motherboard you mean? Just get there card?
BTW i didn't know you posted here shep.


I'm all over M8
I mean that AGP 8X has nothing to offer over AGP 4X in real world
graphics speeds however there are other reasons to upgrade a mother
board like USB 2/Larger hard drive support/RAID etc which are more of
a consideration than the make's hyped AGP 8X.
Get the video card.Leave the mother board until you need one



Cheers
"Shepİ" wrote in message
.. .
On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 19:25:59 +0000 (UTC), Knowing that it was a
Hollywood invention that lemmings jump off cliffs "Swz"
wrote :

I'm about to get a new graphics card but my motherboard only supports x4
speed. The card i intend to get is agpx8 (fx5600). Will the bottleneck

be
a noticable problem playing games?
Shall i upgrade my motherboard before i get one? How noticable is the
perfermance increase from x4 to x8?

Thankyou all

Swz


Don't bother.AGP 8x has been surpassed by the video memory on your
video card.

My 10 penn'th.



--
Free Windows/PC help,
http://www.geocities.com/sheppola/trouble.html
It's a G not a J in gmx for email
Free songs download,
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/8/nomessiahsmusic.htm



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Old October 25th 03, 01:20 AM
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Ok nice one. Thank you very much for the help guys appreciated.

Swz
"Shepİ" wrote in message
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On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 19:43:39 +0000 (UTC), Knowing that it was a
Hollywood invention that lemmings jump off cliffs "Swz"
wrote :

Don't bother upgrading the motherboard you mean? Just get there card?
BTW i didn't know you posted here shep.


I'm all over M8
I mean that AGP 8X has nothing to offer over AGP 4X in real world
graphics speeds however there are other reasons to upgrade a mother
board like USB 2/Larger hard drive support/RAID etc which are more of
a consideration than the make's hyped AGP 8X.
Get the video card.Leave the mother board until you need one



Cheers
"Shepİ" wrote in message
.. .
On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 19:25:59 +0000 (UTC), Knowing that it was a
Hollywood invention that lemmings jump off cliffs "Swz"
wrote :

I'm about to get a new graphics card but my motherboard only supports

x4
speed. The card i intend to get is agpx8 (fx5600). Will the

bottleneck
be
a noticable problem playing games?
Shall i upgrade my motherboard before i get one? How noticable is the
perfermance increase from x4 to x8?

Thankyou all

Swz


Don't bother.AGP 8x has been surpassed by the video memory on your
video card.

My 10 penn'th.



--
Free Windows/PC help,
http://www.geocities.com/sheppola/trouble.html
It's a G not a J in gmx for email
Free songs download,
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/8/nomessiahsmusic.htm





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Old October 27th 03, 08:03 AM
Darthy
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On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 19:25:59 +0000 (UTC), "Swz"
wrote:

I'm about to get a new graphics card but my motherboard only supports x4
speed. The card i intend to get is agpx8 (fx5600). Will the bottleneck be
a noticable problem playing games?
Shall i upgrade my motherboard before i get one? How noticable is the
perfermance increase from x4 to x8?


AGP 8x may add 0~3fps... Its not much better than AGP 4x, which is not
a big improvement in performance over AGP 2x.

Its marketing, don't worry about.

If you're willing to spend the money, perhaps a better video card? If
speed *IS* a concern, the 5600 is still kinda low-end.

But what is your current hardware? If you're still using a
PIII-600Mhz, then you should upgrade anyways... but what do you have?


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