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MichaelMar
01-06-2005, 05:51 PM
I was made aware of what I think to be new, improved and faster video cards...PCI Express.

Are these cards supported in PF? Are they much 'better' then AGP cards like 6800?

THX

MichaelMar
01-06-2005, 05:51 PM
I was made aware of what I think to be new, improved and faster video cards...PCI Express.

Are these cards supported in PF? Are they much 'better' then AGP cards like 6800?

THX

lbhskier37
01-06-2005, 06:06 PM
they are no faster than their AGP versions, but it is going to be the new protocal so eventually everythign with run PCI express. If you are going to buy a new computer and one has it and one doesnt, go with the one with PCI express just for upgradability

Fritzofn
01-06-2005, 06:40 PM
uhm, PCIe has 2 speed's... 8 and 16


8 has same speed as AGP8x and PCIe16 is TWICE as fast as AGP8x

BUT, there wont be a game taking full advantage of PCIe16 for about...a year or 2...

Sakai9745
01-06-2005, 08:36 PM
I am currently running PF with an X300SE, the budget version of the PCI-Express. No complaints on my end.

ElAurens
01-06-2005, 09:31 PM
I believe the real advantage of PCI Express is the ability to run dual video cards.

Of course no one will be able to afford to do this...

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Blackdog5555
01-07-2005, 03:58 AM
the dual cards; will be for PCIe SLI compatible. you wil need a SLI board and ASUS has one riht now and Nvidia will have one soon put two 6600 together for a 6800 ultra power..

stansdds
01-07-2005, 04:01 AM
It is my understanding that AGP will eventually go the way of the old PCI graphics. PCI Express allows more pipes and thus, transfers more data in the same amount of time. 16x has more pipes than 8x, so a motherboard with a 16x PCI express slot should have a longer life than a motherboard with an 8x slot. There are a couple of boards coming out soon that will have two 16x slots, but they are certainly aimed at the highest end of the gaming and graphics design markets. There is also an SLI graphics card coming out that has two GF6600 GPU's on one card. Basically it will be SLI for a single slot. If this works, it might not be too long before we see other cards with dual GPU's.

ElAurens
01-07-2005, 04:48 AM
The sad part is, we will need this much power to run BoB at minimum settings...

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Soak_
01-07-2005, 06:06 AM
I found this link that makes an AGP/PCI comparison.

http://pcworld.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,117070,00.asp


"Though PCI Express 16X supports concurrent transfers of up to 4 gigabytes per second compared with AGP 8X's 2.1 GBps of shared bandwidth, even today's most graphics-intensive PC games have yet to turn the AGP conduit into a bottleneck."

WOLFMondo
01-07-2005, 06:54 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ElAurens:
I believe the real advantage of PCI Express is the ability to run dual video cards.

Of course no one will be able to afford to do this...

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The advantage is the massive jump in bandwidth/data transfer rate over PCI and also making motherboards more standard, eventually all motherboards will just have PCI express slots.

IV_JG51_Razor
01-07-2005, 07:58 AM
I'll find a way to aford it...be sure! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif