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I want to know some things about AGP.
1. What is AGP
2. Is AGP only available on P2 boards
3. What types of AGP are there (agpx1..)
 
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1.) Accelerated Graphics Port. This port is designed with speed in mind. Much faster than a PCI or ISA, and is linked to your main memory for better performance in time of need.

2.) No. AGP can be on PII & certain Socket 7 boards.

3.) Ther are two types, x1 & x2.
 
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Socket 7 boards are those designed to take non-PII CPU. i.e. AMD K6, AMD K6-2, Cyrix, IDT, legacy Pentium, etc.

A good example is the ASUS P5A board. There are quite a few others out there. Word of warning however, if you purchase a PC Chips board you will get a number of AGP problems.
 
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I cannot decide between Canopus Spectra 2500 and Velocity 4400 video card. I am looking for great 2D and 3d(for games) performace.
Can video card that support AGPx2 work on AGPx1 system?
 
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To my knowledge, no. If the board supoprts x2, I beleive it will support both x1 & x2 cards, but not the other way around. Double sheck this howerver, I may be mistaken.
 

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