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What is AGP pro? is it 8X? 4X? whaaat???

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meksyk

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(I'm not sure if this belong in the mobo section, but looks more like here)

My mobo is an Asus a7n266-e (nForce chipset) and it has an AGP Pro slot, whats the diference between the regular agp slot? pros and cons? is it 8X or there is an update to make it 8X capable? or the pro thing is just ASUS bs?

Kintaro Oe
 

Bensa

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Pro is made for larger cards, such as used for rendering. The only difference is that the normal AGP slot has a lock, while the pro does not.
 

Albuquerque

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Actually, there is another difference...

AGP PRO slots can deliver more amperage from the slot itself as-compared to a "normal" AGP slot. It actually accomplishes this by an "extension" to the slot... A normal AGP card can be inserted into an AGP-PRO slot, but an AGP-PRO card cannot be put into an AGP slot. The physical edge connector is longer on Pro cards so they can plug into the extended socket on the motherboard for additional power.

But they're really only used for very high-end rendering and visualization cards.