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Old 08-10-02, 04:19 PM   #1
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Question Is AGP 8x worth the wait?

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 ) Will there be a huge difference in speed?

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Old 08-10-02, 07:07 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 08-10-02, 08:34 PM   #3
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it's all a big question of when they will be available in bulk though
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I thought all AGP 8x motherboards were backwards compatible with earlier AGP standards, as with the 3.3V standard...
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I know AGP Pro is backward compatible, but I don't know about AGP8X.
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I did some looking last night and found the sis648
http://www17.tomshardware.com/mainbo...720/index.html

Itís got AGP8X. Serial-ATA, DDR400(probably 333 for me), USB-2.0,and Firewire.

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.

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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.
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Does anyone know when VIA will make a chipset with Serial ATA?
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I'm sure either KT400a, or whatever their next chipset will be will have support for it.
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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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