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WinFast A6600 TD on AGP 4x

i'm planning on getting the WinFast A6600 TD for my pc. the problem is, my pc's mobo only supprts agp 4x. my question is, will this card be compatible with agp 4x?

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yes but

In reply to: WinFast A6600 TD on AGP 4x

you will have a performance hit in Doom 3, as it can utilize AGP 8x, but most games will have a 1-2% performance difference
while Doom 3 will have about a 15% or more performance difference
(should still be playable at lower resolution, like 1024x768 or lower)

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System Specs

In reply to: WinFast A6600 TD on AGP 4x

Currently I am using a p4 2.0Ghz, 512 SDRAM, 40GB HDD and a GeForce4 MX440. Based on my current system specs, is it worth upgrading to this graphic card or should I upgrade some other parts of my pc? i'm planning to upgarde to sempron or a low end athlon64 processor. is it a good move?

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No

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I'm not sure where ozos got his information, but there will be a MUCH greater performance difference--much. AGP 4x is twice as slow as AGP 8x; the bandwidth is half, so half as much information can get through in either direction at a time. Besides that, I'm not positive this card supports AGP 4x, and besides that, it's not worth getting. You need a new system before you do any upgrades; that is, you need a better motherboard. And while in the spirit of getting a better motherboard, you might as well get one that supports PCI-Express, in which case you'd have to get a PCI-Express card anyway, so no. It's not worth it.

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excuse me but agp 8x cards are supported by most 4x agp slot

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as many ppl have the agp 4x slot.

oh yah. the 6600gt will have a big difference between the mx440.

no he does not need a new system. his is fine. with the gfx card upgrade it is a fine system for this time. However, in the next couple of years consider getting a new pc probably when longhorn sp 1 or 2 comes out.

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hmm i just read a post and agp is gonna be dead pretty soon

In reply to: excuse me but agp 8x cards are supported by most 4x agp slot

but dat doesnt matter unless you are a hard core gamer and need the newest graphic card.

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AGP will not go away anytime soon. Remember ISA slots?

In reply to: hmm i just read a post and agp is gonna be dead pretty soon

Maybe you're too young, but pre-PCI was ISA, an enormous, clunky interface. It was supported for at least (5) years after the PCI spec came out, a vestigal orifice that, at the end, was intergrated into a single slot that supported both ISA & PCI. I'd expect at least the same "grace period" for AGP, given the enormous number of cards out there.

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well new ati card and nvidia card wont come out in agp

In reply to: AGP will not go away anytime soon. Remember ISA slots?

unless there is a high demand.

forgot where i read it but someone posted a site that mentioned that

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That speculation applies to the brand new 7800

In reply to: well new ati card and nvidia card wont come out in agp

card as mentioned by Ozos, and Konney gave this link that throws some more light:

http://www.cooltechzone.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=1463&Itemid=0

As indicated they will probably not be putting out an AGP 7800 card ($600+) unless demand requires it.

As far as AGP itself is concered, IMO it has some years to go and there are and will continue to be a lot of factories putting out AGP cards that don't cost $600.

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exactly

In reply to: That speculation applies to the brand new 7800

AGP will be the value version of PCIE, as it's currently cheaper


just like Socket 754 is to Socket 939

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ok, just to spite you and show you up...i'll reply :D

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alright, while AGP 4x is half the bandwidth of AGP 8x, no game with the exception of Doom 3 will take a performance hit from that...as no game but Doom 3 can actually use all the bandwidth of AGP 8x (nothing requires that many GB/s, PCIE x16 vs AGP 8x is about a 1 FPS increasement...if even, the main increase is because most of the higher powered CPU's are paired to PCIE equipped boards)


another comment i'd make is that it is worth getting

he doesn't need a better motherboard, if you wanna throw at me that his system isn't the best, GO FOR IT, but

A) it's his money
B) he probably doesn't have tons of it lying around if he is considering upgrading over buying new


please think about your words before posting, and please consider what your saying before saying someone is wrong

countless benchmarking tests have been done to compare AGP 4x vs AGP 8x, and in all cases but synthetic benchmarks and Doom 3 the performance was between .2FPS and 1.2FPS different

which isn't enough to mean playable/unplayable

in addition your saying it's not worth getting, let me guess, your going to tell me my AGP 6800 wasn't worth getting? it can run with the best of them, and I didn't have to buy a new motherboard and CPU, saving me money

please consider that not everyone has $1500 laying around to throw at a computer

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