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AGP in PCI-E Mobo?

I saw some product by Albatross that allowed AGP cards to be used on a PCI-E Port, I was wondering how it's performance was. I'm looking into a AGP card for my current system, but I'm reluctant because I know it might be useless in a couple of years with PCI-E as the standard.

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Re: AGP card in PCI-e port..

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Could you please provide a link to enlighen me?
I have never known that an AGP video card can fit a PCI-E x-16 port.

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also i don't think it would work because...

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isn't AGP Parallel?
I know PCIE is Serial, but isn't AGP a Parallel bus?

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here is the link

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AGP card in PCI-e slot

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Thanks for the link. Something new since yesterday. Will be interesting to follow and see how it works out.

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hmmm, i'd like to see

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my 6800GT fit in there
dual slot cooling solution
physically massive card

i'd like to see that fit in
it looks like only low profile cards will fit...

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(NT) (NT) Yep, the adapter may not fit some computers.

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Gee, digging around, just found a motherboard

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that has an AGP and PCI-e slots.

According to article http://forums.techpowerup.com/archive/index.php/t-2074.html

''The PT880 Pro chipset is world s only chipset to feature a true AGP graphics controller in combination with PCI Express graphics, ensuring all graphics cards can reach their full performance potential. Furthermore, users can also benefit form VIA DualGFX technology by using both AGP and PCI Express graphics cards at the same time, providing enhanced multi-display support through the ability to connect up to 4 displays. Further information on the VIA PT880 Pro chipset may be found at: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/p4-series/pt880pro/

The VIA DualGFX technology (VIA PT894PRO):

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that would be nice if it wasn't VIA

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the fact that it's VIA makes it undesireable for performance tweaking (VIA is horrible for overclocking and performance tweaking, as they are a value centered brand)

and thank you for providing the exact chipset that does this (i knew it was a VIA chip that did AGP/PCIE, but did not know which one it was (or which platform it was for (AMD or Intel) just that it existed)

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