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SeFu
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2003-07-25T18:05:46Z
Im fixing to buy a card that supports 8x
but my mobo only supports 4x

how much performance am I losing?
i mean can u give me a rough estimate...
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Adolf Hitler
2003-07-25T21:01:16Z
From reading the boards theres only about 1% to 5% performance decrease between 8x Agp and 4x Agp. An 8xAgp card will work fine on your system
CCW
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2003-07-26T02:40:14Z
It depends what card it is because the higher the cards core and memory speeds the more bandwdith it'll need. It depends on the card. I.e. and AGP8x GeForce 4 Ti4200 wont be as bottlenecked as an ATi Radeon 9800Pro.

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SeFu
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2003-07-26T02:45:44Z
really.. seems weird that there wouldnt be more of an impact

thanks for the info hitler
CCW
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2003-07-26T02:48:32Z
Why does it seem weird? If the card is faster its going to need more bandwidth.

Craig
etsd311
2003-07-26T03:30:22Z
i think he meant it's weird that going from 4x to 8x doesn't show more of a performance increase than 1% - 5%.

but other than that, you're right, CCW, the 9800pro will definately utilize the 8x better than let's say, a 9500pro...bandwith is bandwith.
SeFu
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2003-08-04T13:59:42Z
yea it seems weird that theres such a small difference between the two (4x and 8x).

anyway thats good news for me since i just bought a 9700pro AIW and my mobo only supports 4x
davidboo
2003-08-05T12:05:50Z
even if it's 9700pro,the impact wont be that large.
BTW,i think some v-cards like GF4MX440 neednt 8x.4x is really enough!