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Are 915 motherboards AGP 8x compatible?

Discussion in 'CPU / Motherboards' started by danny_geo, Oct 19, 2004.

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  1. danny_geo

    danny_geo New Member

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    I just heard from someone, that the the new motherboards with intel 915 chipset have only PCI express slots and need PCI express graphics cards.

    My question is, with a 915 motherboard, can I run a graphics card like the XFX Geforce FX 5700 Ultra?

    Actually, the situation is like this :-
    - I have a 845 motherboard with P4 2.4 GHz processor, the board doesnt have an AGP slot.
    - I need to install a graphics card, so I'm planning to upgrade my comp.
    - I thought of going in for 915 motherboard with a 3.0 GHz processor, that will cost me somewhere around 16,000
    - If it doesn,t support an AGP 8x graphics card, then I better go in for a 865 motherboard, and a P4 2.8 HT, which may be available for 6,000 for me, what should I do, please help!!!
     
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    theraven Active Member

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    no u cant run agp on pci-e
    go for 865 or amd
     
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    pradeep_chauhan New Member

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    915 mobo are AGP 16X by comparision.
     
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    915 mobos have PCI Express slots and will not accept AGP cards. Your best bet is to go for a 865 or a 875 chipset
     
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    sorry intel's 915G doesn't support agp8x cards but Via PT900 (or something like that) suupports both PCI -e and AGP8x.
     
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    no 915 doesn't support AGP 8x .......unlike AGP .....PCI ex ....the two are diffrent technologies ....so look for a mobo that has support for both or go to some other chipset or AMD.......!
     
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    Kl@w-24 Slideshow Bob

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    I'd suggest u go for 915 platform for th sake of future compatibility and then get a PCI-express based gfx card.
     
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    at this point there is no good card which is released for PCI-E. the card released are crap. Also I would suggest waitin for more mobos which support both AGP 8X and PCI-E. Right now no game supports PCI-E so whats the use....
     
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    Games supporting PCI-E ?? ! Huh ........I hope you meant sumthng else.
     
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    blade:

    I meant none of the games make use of the 16 x capabilities - my mishtake :D
     
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    ???
    this is not like runnin a 32 bit game on a 64 bit PC
    the 16x lanes only help runnin the game better
    the "GAME" doesnt support it ... the "HARDWARE" supports the game
    in simpler words ....
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     PCI-E + really good PCI-E graphics card = KICK @$$ game play !
     
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    I think i got ur point. :D
     
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    u did ???
    i still couldnt make any sense of it .. !!
    help me out here blade
     
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    The 9 series of motherboards support a new interface called the PCI express x 16. So what intel is saying is this graphics port can handle twice the speed of your high end agp x8 port.
    So for this you have to shift to a pcie based card which is either a native pcie or a bridged version. nvidia has already come out with quite a few native pcie cards. I myself am planning to buy a 6600 gt based pcie card for my intel 915gav board.
    One of my friends and me did get to try a MSI nvidia 5750 pcie, being not too much of techies ourselves we could not find any difference in the 5700 he already had??
    Although a lot of reviews have pointed out that eventually the differences will be seen in time to come :?
     
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    currently u can get a gigabyte FX 5300 for 6000
     
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    He is referring to the classic AGP 8X bandwidth being not fully utilised argument.
     
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    ooo ... hardware problems !!!
    gothca .. i think !
     
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