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SpaceDrake
05-04-04, 09:06 PM
The title should say it all, I think. Will my AGP 4X slot be enough to effectively run the GeForce 6800 GT? Or is it AGP 8X only?

Riptide
05-04-04, 09:20 PM
4x is fine. Don't worry about that: AGP bandwidth has never had much of an impact on performance. Some say it's smoother, but YMMV.

SH64
05-04-04, 09:30 PM
It'll be a disgrace to run a GT on an 4x AGP .

SpaceDrake
05-04-04, 09:32 PM
In that case, once again NVidia gets my dollar. A $400 card that can be overclocked easily to stock Ultra ranges, while ATI's entry in the "step down from super-uber" classification is crippleware?

NV = winnar. :) Thanks!

EDIT: Eh, I want my next machine to be a massive 64-bit, PCI Express, DDR2 capable monster of a machine. Whadyagonnado.

Riptide
05-04-04, 09:34 PM
It'll be a disgrace to run a GT on an 4x AGP .
You're kidding right?

walkndude
05-04-04, 09:46 PM
Any 8x card is backward compatible to 4x.

running it at 4x wont hurt performance a bit either.

SH64
05-04-04, 09:52 PM
You're kidding right?

I didnt say it'll hurt performance or something like that ..
i just think a new high-end GPU like the GT deserves a new up-to-ate hardware to taste its full potential .

& of course a 4x AGP is fine with it .

ragejg
05-04-04, 10:01 PM
I'm sure that a 6800GT would be plenty happy in a 180-200fsb Abit kt266a, with a barton running @ 2.2-2.4ghz, and a gig of DDR running in sync with fsb... oh yeah, and @ AGP4x... :rolleyes: ;):p

So, yeah, I'd tend to think that even <<almost 3 yr old hardware>> should be allowed to enjoy a new breath of life...

Heck, even a 166-able kt266 (that's right, no "A"!!) and an XP2400 running @ 2.1ghz would be okay!!! ... ;)

Soon we'll probably see scaling tests that show the "potential curve" of nv40... and who knows, it might be bad news bears for those under 200fsb, under 2ghz...

... my $0.02...