Re: 4x versus 8x
There is virtually NO difference between 4X AGP and 8X AGP. The AGP bus is not the bottleneck at this time. It will be quite a while before video cards exceed the bandwidth capabilities of 8X AGP. It should occur in the next two or three generations of cards. By then, PCI-Express will be the standard.
Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.0GHz "Clawhammer"
ASUS K8V motherboard
PNY GeForce 6800 16p/6v @350/760
Samsung 1024MB PC-3200 DDR RAM
Samsung 160GB HDD 7200 RPM
HP 400c 8X DVD-RW writer
ASUS CD-S480 16X CD-ROM
Boston Acoustics BA-735 speakers
Mitsubishi 22-inch DiamondPro 2070 SB