Discussion - AGP 4x? !



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Is it worth getting a motherboard with AGP 4x?

Does anyone know of a PII/III motherboard that supports AGP 4x?

I have a V770 Ultra, These are supposed to support AGP 4x. WHY IS AGP 4X so hard to find?


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I read a few weeks ago a review on the
GeForce 256 from NVIDIA and it said the 4X AGP was the bottle neck after analysis of the bench marks.

I understand that you have another card but for me, I'm going to hold off for 6X motherboard ( a few more months ?) so that
i can fully utilize the new GeForce256.

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Intel's first 4x capable chipset (the 820 "camino") isn't really out yet. Kind of hard to make motherboards without the chips!

VIA also has one on the way that supports 4x I believe (maybe that one's out actually), but it will take some time before the big motherboard makers embrace it, and my guess is it may well be even longer until savvy consumers do!

I don't believe I've ever heard of 6x AGP, you may have a very long wait for that!

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[This message has been edited by DrFoo (edited 09-26-99).]


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I only know what i read

I wrote 6X , i have never heard about it either but i made a guess that it'll be out soon seeing as how the industry is moving so fast.

Which reminds me of a topic i want to bring up

Its great to hear that 2X AGP is not going to be "totally obsolete" in a few months.


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Well with the motherboards and Intel's i820 Camino chipset itself basically sent back to the drawing boards, you can't expect to see anything with AGP 4X from Intel at least until September. That leaves Via in a very good position with their KN-133 (PII/PIII) and KX-133 (Athlon) chipsets.

AGP 4X is the next step after AGP 2X for video throughput, thus video cards that can utilize AGP 4X now will see a boost when AGP 4X support is on the motherboard. Cards that can take advantage of this care the nVIDIA-Riva-TNT2/Ultra boards and Matrox's G400 lineup.