View Full Version : Does using 8x AGP card on 4x slot slow it down?
Pretty much subj? And if it does, how significant is it?
04-18-05, 06:15 PM
There will be a small performance downgrade. Regardless, not many games, let alone video cards, actually utilize the full capability of 8x AGP. As always, the hardware we have out today is far beyond the techonology we have to utliize it with :)
I remember reading about 2 years ago, a looooooong article on 4x vs. 8x, basically the difference in performance is less than 1% ...so it's basically the same thing. It's also a big reason as to why I, and alot of people feel pci-e is out way too early. They haven't tapped out the power of an 8x board, and rather than give us our monies worth and focus on what's out now, they ditched it quickly to jump on the 16x bandwagon that is pci-e (and also performing roughly only 1% faster currently).
04-18-05, 06:49 PM
Theres almost no difference at all, My old board couldn't run my 6800GT in 8xAGP so I was forced to run it at 4xAGP till I got a new one. It doesn't make any difference at all.
Agreed. The performance difference is nill.
I think the only difference really is the amount of AA/AF you can have available?
04-19-05, 08:07 PM
When textures get above 512MB then you'll be more interested in AGP 8x, but until then, most circumstances won't show any advantage.
Little off topic:
Wasnt the old 4x agp 3v vs 1.5v on the "new"? :confused:
1 FPS differnce. thats it.
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