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Postby seaegg on Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:23 am

Will a 8x AGP Video Card work on a motherboard that only supports up to 4x AGP?
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Postby Bhairav on Tue Apr 20, 2004 4:12 am

Short answer : Yes.
Long answer : Yes.

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Postby seaegg on Tue Apr 20, 2004 9:26 am

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Postby tazdevl on Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:34 am

The other thing to remember is that there is no discernable performance difference with a 8X card @ 4X and a 8X card @ 8X. It's primarily a marketing gimmick.
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Apr 20, 2004 12:35 pm

tazdevl wrote:The other thing to remember is that there is no discernable performance difference with a 8X card @ 4X and a 8X card @ 8X. It's primarily a marketing gimmick.


Think that applies to a game like FarCry? I doubt it, having 8x agp in that case would deffently help out
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Postby Bhairav on Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:20 pm

No, it won't. FarCry can't saturate the 1.064 GBPs bandwidth of AGP4X, let alone the 2.128 GBPs bandwidth of AGP 8X.
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Postby Action Jackson on Thu Apr 29, 2004 11:13 pm

MaximumPC did a test on a 8x card on a single mobo adjusting b/w 4x and 8x.

Almost no difference. But that test was several months ago.
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Postby TheWizard on Fri Apr 30, 2004 1:04 am

What makes Far Cry better is a faster CPU, probably more RAM too. I believe what they say that there is no major difference between 4X and 8X.
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Apr 30, 2004 1:41 am

TheWizard wrote:What makes Far Cry better is a faster CPU, probably more RAM too.


there recommended memory is 1gb, all i have to say about this game is its gorgous (however you spell it)

its main reason i bought 256mb video card, along with 3.0ghz cpu

btw, for those intrested intel changed there purchase program

you now have to earn points (7000) to be able to buy the next bundle, course i think its gonna be worth it, look at whats coming out around that time for technology

hehe, anyone wanna buy a Asus P4C800-E Deluxe mobo + 3.0Ghz cpu? ;)
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Postby Bhairav on Tue May 11, 2004 9:11 am

But I bet my 9800Pro pwns your FX5900!
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Postby hoxlund on Tue May 11, 2004 12:09 pm

it would probably be neck and neck

edit... actually going on futuremark and comparing my exact system but changing vid card to 9800 pro, mine wins by 35 marks

so yes it would be neck and neck:

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=1963829
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Postby hoxlund on Tue May 11, 2004 1:10 pm

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Postby Bhairav on Thu May 13, 2004 2:47 am

hoxlund wrote:did a test with 3dmark 2001:

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=7823585


Nahh.. don't trust 3DMark2001. It's more of a whole system benchmark. Just up your FSB by 20-30Mhz, you may get a 200-300 point increase. So, your crazy-fast P4 3Ghz will KILL my system, even though I have a 9800Pro.. it's just a lonely,slow 2.2Ghz AXP.
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Postby Bhairav on Thu May 13, 2004 2:50 am

Oh, and how come you don't overclock? Nice mobo, awesome CPU+RAM, why the heck not?
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Postby hoxlund on Thu May 13, 2004 12:22 pm

these days im not much of a gamer, if I load up a game that taxes my system then i might
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