PCI OR AGP

  Sunil 18:16 14 Apr 2004
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Hello


Just a silly question what is the difference between AGP or PCI and how do I know which one I required



thanks

  anon1 18:27 14 Apr 2004

agp is better for graphics click here
for more about pci click here

  Totally-braindead 18:27 14 Apr 2004

The PCI slot is longer than the AGP slot, boards usually have 4 or more PCI slots and they are white in colour. AGP slots are brown and there is only 1 on a motherboard. AGP is the best for graphics being much quicker than PCI and you'll get much more choice with AGP, a lot of graphics cards are made in AGP format only.

  Sunil 18:30 14 Apr 2004

Next question

How Do I know Which one I required

  Rayuk 18:32 14 Apr 2004

If you have the agp slot you get an agp card if you dont have an agp slot then you get a pci card.

Do you know what motherboard you have

  Sunil 18:36 14 Apr 2004

Sorry But I have No Clue All I know its ATHLON

pc But I want to open my Pc and want to Install Video Capture Card So I need to know which one I need.

thanks

  Gaz 25 18:36 14 Apr 2004

AGP is better currently than PCI when it comes to graphics.

Accelerated Graphics Port ~(AGP) is mainly for graphics only. PCI can have several other items such as modems attached.


AGP = good graphics

PCI = Other peripherals

Though PCI can take graphics its not very good at it.

Though soon this will change with PCI Xpress, this will replace AGP since its faster. Maybe there will be a new AGP port in the future that outpaces the PCI Xpress.

If you want to run a graphics card you need AGP for now. PCI for anything else.

  Gaz 25 18:36 14 Apr 2004

AGP is better currently than PCI when it comes to graphics.

Accelerated Graphics Port ~(AGP) is mainly for graphics only. PCI can have several other items such as modems attached.


AGP = good graphics

PCI = Other peripherals

Though PCI can take graphics its not very good at it.

Though soon this will change with PCI Xpress, this will replace AGP since its faster. Maybe there will be a new AGP port in the future that outpaces the PCI Xpress.

If you want to run a graphics card you need AGP for now. PCI for anything else.

  Sunil 18:36 14 Apr 2004

Sorry But I have No Clue All I know its ATHLON

pc But I want to open my Pc and want to Install Video Capture Card So I need to know which one I need.

thanks

  Gaz 25 18:37 14 Apr 2004

Video Capture card?

Umm do you mean TV card? Then PCI

Or do you mean a DV card for a digital camcorder? PCI then.

Graphics VGA card? AGP.

  Sunil 19:37 14 Apr 2004

thanks for your help guys

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