View Full Version : Is AGP 8x worth the wait?
08-10-02, 04:19 PM
Iíve been thinking about getting a new computer. :) Is it worth waiting for AGP 8x mobos?
Iím probably just going to put a GF4 4200 card in it and upgrade to NV30 next year. (If there are NV30 AGP 4x cards :eek: ) Will there be a huge difference in speed?
I'd recommend that you wait for AMD Hammer motherboards. They will surely be AGP 8X. There will also surely be Hammer nForce boards coming out too. AGP 8X will be a little faster, but it's the next generation CPU's that you should be thinking about. They will definately be much faster than anything on the market now.
08-10-02, 08:34 PM
it's all a big question of when they will be available in bulk though :o
08-11-02, 03:42 AM
I thought all AGP 8x motherboards were backwards compatible with earlier AGP standards, as with the 3.3V standard...
08-11-02, 08:26 AM
I know AGP Pro is backward compatible, but I don't know about AGP8X.
08-11-02, 10:23 AM
I did some looking last night and found the sis648
Itís got AGP8X. Serial-ATA, DDR400(probably 333 for me), USB-2.0,and Firewire. :D
I think I might get that one by shuttle. Does shuttle make good boards?
But I also saw that there is a SIS655 that is a follow on to the 648. Itís supposed to include dual channel DDR and come out in 3rd quarter. I guess that means there wonít be any for sale until Christmas. :(
I don't know if I can wait for Hammer. They prob will delay it until next march. Intel and amd are always delaying chips.
Then get an nForce2. It's AGP 8X compatable and will have great memory architechture, good sound etc. Best bet now if you gotta upgrade immediately.
08-11-02, 02:53 PM
Does anyone know when VIA will make a chipset with Serial ATA?
08-11-02, 04:11 PM
I'm sure either KT400a, or whatever their next chipset will be will have support for it.
08-11-02, 04:53 PM
serial ATA WILL be on some nForce 2 motherboards, from what I saw.
the AGP 3.0 standard (8x) is compatible with 2.0, but most definitely not 1.0, I believe
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