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Thread: PCI Express vs. AGP8x




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    Not sure if this is the right place for this question, but hey...

    Will the next gen video cards (next year) be produced solely for the PCI Express bus, or for both platforms ? ie: ATI R400 will be produced for the PCI Express bus, but will it also be available for the AGP8x bus for users of the current bus (as a "grace period" between upgrades) ???
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    I'm not sure, but I honestly can't see how they will get away with solely making PCI-X cards.

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    E^vol, where you reading Maximum PC lol they had a whole article (if you IM me on msn i'll scan it and send you it)
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    TB scan it in for me 2 plz...i seam to be out of the loop on this

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    i found thispci express info
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    There is an enormous amount of info available for PCI Express, but most of it is developer stuff intended for hardware and software designers.

    1. Serial interface
    2. Higher bandwidth (100mb per second per pin)
    3. Requires a (very clean) 12v supply
    4. High temperature (requires direct cooling)
    5. Software compatible (not hardware)
    6. 164 pin connector, measures 89mm

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    Most likely if this format actually gets goin' it will likely spend time in the industrial area before becomin' more widely available/affordable to the general public.

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    Whoa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats 16.4 GB's bandwidth. PC RAM isnt that fast yet. Anyways, that about 8 times more bandwidth then AGP8x.
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    I heard that it'll be out and about this fall !!! :shrug:
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    Homeworld1031tx: PCI Express architecture is a state-of-the-art serial interconnect technology that keeps pace with recent advances in processor and memory subsystems. From its initial release at 0.8V, 2.5GHz, the PCI Express technology roadmap will continue to evolve, while maintaining backward compatibility, well into the next decade with enhancements to its protocol, signaling, electromechanical and other specifications. The PCI Express architecture retains the PCI usage model and software interfaces for investment protection and smooth development migration. The technology is aimed at multiple market segments in the computing and communication industries, and supports chip-to-chip, board-to-board and adapter solutions at an equivalent or lower cost structure than existing PCI designs. PCI Express currently runs at 2.5Gtps, or 250MBps per lane in each direction, providing a total bandwidth of 16GBps in a 32-lane configuration. Future frequency increases will scale up total bandwidth to the limits of copper and significantly beyond that via other media without impacting any layers above the Physical Layer in the protocol stack. PCI Express provides I/O attach points for high-performance graphics, 1394b, USB 2.0, InfiniBand™ Architecture, Gigabit networking and so on. PCI

    E^vol: More likely to be H1/2004 (in quantity), start saving. :D

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