Future of AGP 8X

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Poon, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. Poon

    Poon New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    2,138
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Right next to you
    Discuss.
     
  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    will probably continue in the short-term as a budget alternative to PCIX-16 -- a similar fate of PCI to PCIX-1. It'll be around for a long while (how long did ISA take to get phased out?) but it shouldn't be too long before any worthwhile system is PCIX-16...

    Intel is already there with their 915/925 LGA775 platform, and the nForce4 and some VIA implementations slotted for Novemember will have AMD using it, as well.
     
  3. TenzoR

    TenzoR She is hot hot hot

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Messages:
    4,162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    more importantly when will they get rid of all those legacy crap like PATA, PCI, Serial, Parallel, PS2 ports
     
  4. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    I still use rs232 and pata... New devices are usb/sata, but I've got existing devices that need them. (Why let 20+ hdd's go to waste? they're all 80+GB and ata100+)
     
  5. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Messages:
    63,949
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Grande Prairie, AB, Can
    I dont see whats everyone's hurry to run over to PCI-E, the AGP 8X bus isn't even fully used

    PATA drives aren't that much slower than SATA @ the moment, not until they start using 3GB SATA.
    and jollyogre, they still make boards with ISA today.
     
  6. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    yes they still make boards w/ISA, however it could be said that it's all but dead, and is now relegated to a niche market. would you not agree?
     
  7. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Messages:
    63,949
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Grande Prairie, AB, Can

    true.

    AGP will die before PCI will though. Personally i think they just should of made PCI-X more mainstream first, we didn't really need a new graphics bus yet.
     
  8. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    yup. I think that a board with AGP, PCI, and PCIX-1 would be great... Let people keep DDR1 (with better latency, btw) and AGP... But give them the added benefit of a 1.5GB/s PCIX-1 bus for high-bandwidth applications (RAID anyone?)
     
  9. plat

    plat New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2003
    Messages:
    2,209
    Likes Received:
    0
    but we do, the ability to only read or write(very slowly at that) at one time is holding back what can be done in the gaming industry.

    it also doesn't hurt that pci-express cuts down motherboard costs.
     
  10. nietsni3

    nietsni3 Guest

    will they make AGP express?
     
  11. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Messages:
    63,949
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Grande Prairie, AB, Can
    :rofl:
     
  12. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

    Joined:
    May 6, 2000
    Messages:
    52,515
    Likes Received:
    316
    Location:
    Northwest Mejicooooooo
    AGP is a dead end. Its like VLB: just an add-on the the bus of the day to give more bandwidth to video. PCIe-x16 make it obsolete. My next board will most likely have PCI + PCIe-x1 + PCIe-x16. Yeah you'll be able to buy AGP and PCI cards for a while to support legacy systems but the writing is on the wall.
     
  13. zero xeal

    zero xeal Guest

    Personally im happy with the way there dealing with it, I wish they would push PCIe more, I mean wouldnt you love having 2 super high end video cards in your system, each in their own PCIe x16 slot for a total of 4 screens.... that just makes me drool thinking about it.
     
  14. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    i've already got 4 screens w/o needing pcix-16...

    I think the idea of SLI with 2 pcix-16 cards working together to drive ONE display is a much more enticing proposition.
     
  15. zero xeal

    zero xeal Guest

    what cards do you have?

    and yea multiple cards driving one display, like alienware did is pretty hot shit.
     
  16. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    I've done a bunch of em.... Matrox Parhelia for 3, and then a pci, for example.

    Currently I've got an nVidia 6800GT running 2, and a ATI Radeon 7000 PCI doing another 2.
     

Share This Page