Originally Posted by 3777
I always knew, when refusing to downgrade to PCI-E, as all the people made fun of me, that I was in fact, remaining loyal to the superior graphics interface.
I am still amazed though that I am getting nearly 16000 on my supposedly ancient interface.
As I looked back in the 3d Mark 2005 thread, I noticed that many who chose to downgrade to PCI-E, weren't getting anything close to 16000 through the entire 7000 series PCI-E generation, and only matching my performance with the 8000 series PCI-E generation.
With PCI-E 2.0, now I'm sure you all will claim PCI-E is superior to AGP, but I bet in a couple of years, if a few HEROIC companies continue to remain loyal to AGP, they'll probably have a card that will match the current GTX260 & 280 PCI-E cards 3d Mark 2006 benchmarks, and AGP
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Weather and E7200 Core Duo (French), will again be shown to be the superior graphics interface.
everyone knows that AGP's down stream is comparable to PCIe's (earlier revisions, not so much anymore). the difference is the up stream (from GPU to Mobo/CPU). on PCIe it is about the same as the down stream, whereas AGP's up stream is minimal.
that's why you cant run SLI on AGP. not because they want to force you to go to PCIe, but because AGP couldnt handle it if it tried.