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avalanche83
02-27-05, 05:51 AM
I was going to get the X700, and it has PCI Express. What is he difference between PCI Express and regular and how do you plug it into your mobo.

sean478
02-27-05, 06:01 AM
PCI EXPRESS IS A COMPLEATLY DIFRENT CONECTION FROM AGP , PCI , PCI-X AND IT COMES IN DIFRENT SPEEDS 1X , 2X , 4X , 8X AND 16X IF U DONT HAVE A MOBO MADE IN THE LAST 9 MONTHS THERE IS NO WAY THAT U HAVE IT
HERE IS A LINK TO A PIC



http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.zive.sk/Files/Obrazky/TestCentrum/2004/grantsdale/_gigel_express.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.zive.sk/h/TestCentrum/AR.asp%3FARI%3D109329&h=439&w=650&sz=104&tbnid=q1Tpf7VD1lQJ:&tbnh=91&tbnw=135&start=136&prev=/images%3Fq%3DPCI%2BEXPRESS%26start%3D120%26hl%3Den %26lr%3D%26sa%3DN

SCROL HALF WAY DOWN THE PAGE AND U WILL SEE A PIC OF A 16X SLOT , 2 PCI SLOTS AND A 1X SLOT

avalanche83
02-27-05, 06:39 AM
Nope I have an agp slot on the Abit AV8 Pro. The rib is at the opposite end on the PCI Express. Do you know if the X700 is sold in with agp?

sean478
02-27-05, 08:03 AM
no it isnt but the x800 series is

Yuriman
02-27-05, 08:28 AM
Only some of the X800 series are agp, and they are overpriced compared to the pci-e ones. It might be more beneficial in the long run to hold off until you can do a full system upgrade, because you will save so much on the video card. For example, the X800xl is $275(pci-e) and the x800pro(agp) goes for about $350-$400. The XL is usualy a good 5-10% faster than the pro.

Another option is the 6600gt agp, they go for around $200 and are a bit faster than the x700pro, but not nearly as fast as the pci-e x800np which *should* be $200, but goes for more like $250.