Lost Adventurer, Aleks Kirilenko (3D)
LC #42 Pipers Alley

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07-18-2005, 11:20 AM

I'm considering buying a 6600 GT, but I have Intel motherboard, which only supports 4x AGP speed. Does that mean this card, designed for a 8x AGP slot will only give out 50% of it's performance?


07-18-2005, 11:54 AM
No, AGP 4X = AGP 8X. No diference in performance, ok, just 0,5% of diference. :thumbsup:

07-18-2005, 12:50 PM
I do also have a 6600gt on a 4x agp port. And it runs like hell even on my pretty old system (amd 2600+, 1,25mb sd 133mhz ram).

07-18-2005, 12:54 PM
:applause: thanks so much guys, this was bugging me for quite some time now...


07-18-2005, 01:56 PM
x4, x8 etc is the data transfer speed, data is only sent in large amounts while sending geometry and textures, ie. loading. So the speed isnt an important issue.

07-18-2005, 02:07 PM
Also, in most cases the game, or even applications, are designed to make small usage of the AGP bus to help improve performance on older systems.

Thats slowly changing, but you get the idea..

07-18-2005, 06:57 PM
All righty!

Thanks for the extra info. There is so much stuff you need to be careful about when you are upgrading a part of the sytem, especially if it's a few years old... and I am definitely no geek . :)


07-19-2005, 04:34 PM
After graphic data are in the Gram AGP is rarely used so performance difference between 8X and 4x is imperceptible.

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