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AGP vs PCI

By Daz'n'Ash ·
I know this ia an age old argument. So, I have heard that AGP will be gradually phased out in favour of PCI. Motherboard manufacturers will ecentually not have AGP slots. It is said that there is better bandwidth in PCI slots than AGP.

Why won't they just advance technology to make 16x x AGP slots? They have made the advance from 2x to 4x to 8x. How hard is it to make 16x?

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by jhoup In reply to AGP vs PCI

I've never heard anything about AGP replacing PCI, unless they develop a 64-Bit PCI card and do a major overhaul on the PCI bus.

http://searchmobilecomputing.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid40_gci213768,00.html

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to

Probably because you don't work in the IT industry?

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by CG IT In reply to AGP vs PCI

actually, I believe that Intel is in development of what they call PCI Express inititive which will take the place of the Advanced Graphics Port. heres a link http://developer.intel.com/technology/pciexpress/devnet/desktop.htm

NVidia had a blog on this a month or so back with a graphic VR on PCI Express reduced CPU call from the GPU.

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to

That link does not work. Please try again.

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by TheChas In reply to AGP vs PCI

D.R. has it right.

A new PCI bus, PCI Express, is expected to replace both PCI and AGP busses.

The new bus is a multi-port serial structure.

The main drive for the change is circuit board design issues related to increasing a parallel bus speed.

Chas

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to

Thanks Chas

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by dmiles In reply to AGP vs PCI

The objective then, is to create an I/O bus technology that will have the staying power that 32-bit PCI slots have enjoyed, a decade or more into the future.

Upcoming technologies such as Intel's multi-Gigabit Ethernet 'Dual Northway" chipset, will inevitably require more bandwidth than PCI can currently offer, so its' phasing out in the server market seems inevitable.

Development is already underway on a PCI-Express based replacement for the AGP8X video card interface. Currently dubbed the 'PCI-Express X16 slot,' video cards such as the upcoming nVidia NV36X, NV40 and ATI RV380 will use this interface when they hit markets in the first and second quarters of 2004. This implementation of the technology looks to have the potential to make current PCs obsolete even faster by completely supplanting AGP as the platform of choice for graphics card manufacturers

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to

Thanks for the info.

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by CG IT In reply to AGP vs PCI

ya know, I increasing am hesitant to provide suggestions here on Techrepublic. I can give a good suggestion or information and still get rejected answers. Not only that but some questioners come up with these questions on such remote problems, one tends to think they made the crap up.

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to

Sorry about that D.R. I was hoping you would add another comment. I accidentally selected to reject your answer. I only could not get anything from the link you provided, the rest of your answer was helpful. Thank you.

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