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Postby TidusTheCoolest on Sun Jun 15, 2003 3:38 pm

If I use an AGP 8X card on AGP 4X slot , will it decrease the performance by half ?
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Postby Action Jackson on Sun Jun 15, 2003 6:22 pm


In fact, MaximumPC did a test on that.

They found that on a AGP 8x mobo set to AGP 4x, the AGP 8x viddy card actually performed slightly better than if the mobo was set to AGP 8x.
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Postby tazdevl on Sun Jun 15, 2003 6:22 pm

No because the bandwidth of the AGP bus is never fully utilized. Will it be less, a bit, but not as much as you think. A lot depends on your system.

Same thing happened when the jump was made from AGP 2X - 4X.

www.google.com is your friend if you want a quantitative answer.
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