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Iron1384
03-24-04, 03:07 PM
I haven't done all that much research yet, but does anyone know if ANY NV40 is rumored to have an AGP8x bus? I think it's way too early for nvidia to assume that everyone has a motherboard with PCI Express. I've got a GeForce4 Ti 4400 and want to make a nice jump in the graphics area, but I’d be mighty miffed if nvidia doesn't use AGP in their next generation somewhere. I do accept that the highest model may be exclusively PCI-Ex, but I wasn't planning on spending $400-$500 anyway. :tongue2:

Ady
03-24-04, 03:20 PM
nv40 IS AGP.

Iron1384
03-24-04, 03:24 PM
Wow, lol. I have been out of it for a while.

zakelwe
03-24-04, 03:41 PM
You don't want to start thinking of PCI express, either bridged or native, if it means sticking next to a slow 120w Prescott. Instead get AGP and a nice 939 Abit AV8 and AMD 3800+ or Fx53 ;)

Regards

Andy

Waltar
03-26-04, 08:29 AM
You don't want to start thinking of PCI express, either bridged or native, if it means sticking next to a slow 120w Prescott. Instead get AGP and a nice 939 Abit AV8 and AMD 3800+ or Fx53 ;)

Regards

Andy

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=14982

Nforce 3 is going to have PCI-e. :dance:

zakelwe
03-26-04, 08:35 AM
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=14982

Nforce 3 is going to have PCI-e. :dance:

Now that would be a good system for PCI-Express

Regards

Andy

Carbon Unit
03-26-04, 01:26 PM
Pros, NV40 is fast and will be availible in AGP8x

Cons, Intell Alderwood and other High performance chipsets will only support PCI express, and the NV40 will be expensive

save you self the angony of a quickly outdated part and only buy the PCI express version of the NV40 :type:

goofjb
03-28-04, 04:17 AM
I don't know if the NV40 AGP will be quickly outdated but if you were to upgrade mobo to an nforce 3 setup I would buy the PCI-X version and not waste money on the AGP version.

Nemesis
03-29-04, 06:13 AM
I don't know if the NV40 AGP will be quickly outdated but if you were to upgrade mobo to an nforce 3 setup I would buy the PCI-X version and not waste money on the AGP version.
Isn't the PCI-X version of NV40 (NV41) not out until Q3 2004? Quite a wait, when you've got an AGP motherboard and want to play Doom3...

MUYA
03-29-04, 06:20 AM
The question is when a PCI express nForce mobo will be out. ;) Most probably in q3 at the earliest in volume.

Nemesis
03-29-04, 06:24 AM
The question is when a PCI express nForce mobo will be out. ;) Most probably in q3 at the earliest in volume.
And, as is always the case with new hardware, you can bet the PCI-X boards will be buggy as hell as the manufacturers beta test them on an unsuspecting public. It'll be 12 months before stable, rev 2.0 boards are out. Sounds like I'm going to be getting an NV40 to go in my stable, rev 2.0 P4C800-E Dlx...

MUYA
03-29-04, 06:28 AM
U are right about first generation chipsets....most of the time you would do better avoiding it. Personally, I will wait till a 90nm K8 comes out with a performance rating of 4000+ or so and by then maybe 2nd gen pXI express chipsets will have poped on the fabs.

Nemesis
03-29-04, 06:40 AM
U are right about first generation chipsets....most of the time you would do better avoiding it. Personally, I will wait till a 90nm K8 comes out with a performance rating of 4000+ or so and by then maybe 2nd gen pXI express chipsets will have poped on the fabs.
That's pretty much my take on things. I thing the A64 has a stunning future, but the early boards and chipsets have been uninspiring, not to mention socket 939 looming on the horizon, hence my P4 3.4... buying hardware is getting harder, not easier...