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Old 12-09-02, 01:39 PM   #1
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Talking Dual AGP Slots?

I had heard something a long time ago that might have been a bunch of bull, but wanted to see if you guys (and gals) had ever heard of this.

The way that I understood, they were normal agp slots but they weren't used for video cards. Instead they were used for high speed SCSI controllers.
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Old 12-09-02, 01:43 PM   #2
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Oh yeah!

what made me remember this was saturnotaku's reply in this thread

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...&threadid=4823

She stated:
"The Rage Fury MAXX, while cool in principle was horrible in terms of execution. From what I remember, first of all the card would not run at all under Windows 2000. Secondly, ATI's software had to "trick" Windows into seeing one chip as AGP and the other as PCI. This is what would cause one chip to get ahead of the other, causing those performance problems. I don't think ATI would want history to repeat itself by releasing an R300 MAXX, unless they want to fool computers into seeing both chips as PCI devices. "

What if instead they made windows (or linux) view it as two AGP devices.
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Old 12-09-02, 02:00 PM   #3
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If you visit this link

http://www.hawaii.rr.com/leisure/rev...wsfabeyond.htm

at the bottom of the page they're talking about macs having dual AGP slots.
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Old 12-09-02, 02:21 PM   #4
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Hmmm, I don't see why Intel would make an Advanced Graphics Port for SCSI adapters...but I guess one can do almost anything with a PC nowadays...
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didn't i read somewhere that within the specs in agp 8x was support for dual ports? I may be delusional but i thought i read that in one of the early agp 8x reviews on the net
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AGP 3.0 (ie 8X) has support for 2 AGP ports on the same board. It'll be interesting to see if any card maker will truly support that feature and make a SLI compatible AGP card.
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Or you could have 2 monitors running with same speed as you would with 1 card you could play games faster then on any Dual display cards on marked
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Isnt the AGP a direct line to the memory? Huh? Confused
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