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Old 09-03-04, 02:31 PM   #1
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Default 4x versus 8x

the card i have now is the geforce fx 5500 OC and i have a mobo that only supports agp 4x. now if i had a mobo that supported 8x would my card perform better? would there be a noticable jump in performance in games like doom 3 or farcry?
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no, 3fps better at most
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Old 09-03-04, 03:09 PM   #3
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Not even that.
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Old 09-03-04, 06:38 PM   #4
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Actually it helps a lot. The games are more smooth if you have AGP8x, especially Doom 3.
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Old 09-03-04, 07:58 PM   #5
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Actually it helps a lot. The games are more smooth if you have AGP8x, especially Doom 3.
Only if you are running it in a higher texture setting than you have the video ram for.
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Old 09-03-04, 09:23 PM   #6
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Honestly, don't change the mobo just for agp8x. There is less than a 1% difference (performance wise).

There was about a 2-3% difference between 2x and 4x... so you can imagine 8x?
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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.
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