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XyZspineZyX
10-31-2003, 03:41 PM
Originally posted on 10/31/03 07:31AM (server time: GMT 0)

Well since someone deleted my post on this topic I'll repost it. Didn't know I was breaking a rule about posting on this topic. Anyway next year motherboards will be inplementing PCI Express instead of AGP. The days of the AGP card are coming to an end. PCI Express will run video cards at 16X then probably the next year or two 32X. With this added speed they are saying that you will see an improvement of about 20%. There is an article and tech video at http://www.nvidia.com/object/pci_express.html . So instead of "Santa" bringing me new computer parts I guess I'll have to wait until all this crap hits the shelves and buy it myself.
Oh, almost forgot, Happy Halloween.


Message Edited on 10/31/0301:31AM by Major_A

XyZspineZyX
10-31-2003, 03:41 PM
Originally posted on 10/31/03 07:31AM (server time: GMT 0)

Well since someone deleted my post on this topic I'll repost it. Didn't know I was breaking a rule about posting on this topic. Anyway next year motherboards will be inplementing PCI Express instead of AGP. The days of the AGP card are coming to an end. PCI Express will run video cards at 16X then probably the next year or two 32X. With this added speed they are saying that you will see an improvement of about 20%. There is an article and tech video at http://www.nvidia.com/object/pci_express.html . So instead of "Santa" bringing me new computer parts I guess I'll have to wait until all this crap hits the shelves and buy it myself.
Oh, almost forgot, Happy Halloween.


Message Edited on 10/31/0301:31AM by Major_A

XyZspineZyX
10-31-2003, 04:40 PM
It probably wasn't deleted you probably just can't find it because the board wasn't designed well. Find "My preferences" in the upper left corner near your screen name. Click on it and look for a box that says, "Move threads with the most recent activity to the top." That will probably take care of it.

I'm not sure whether I'm looking forward to PCI express or not, it seems like I just got this computer. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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XyZspineZyX
11-02-2003, 01:22 PM
I can't wait. I've got 5 PCI cards now, and I'm going to need a 6th slot. The current PCI bandwidth isn't enough for me.

XyZspineZyX
11-02-2003, 05:10 PM
5, wow? What are you doing with all those slots?

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XyZspineZyX
11-02-2003, 05:18 PM
Any ideas on when this will be released? And will they also be using this on laptop motherboards as well?

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XyZspineZyX
11-02-2003, 06:18 PM
PCI Express cards are expected to start appearing Q1 2004. ATI's current video card schedule is to release one more card on existig PCI standard, then follow up within a couple of months with the same basic card on the Express standard. It won't be exactly the same chipset, but it will be close. As for other cards, who knows. Laptops are a bit of a different story - they are actually looking at making a new kind of card for desktops similar to PCMCIA cards - cardtridge based essentially. The same kind of card (in a different size) would be for laptops. I haven't heard much about when the technology is supposed to start appearing in laptops (since I don't have or really want one right now http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Typically it's like 4-6 months after PC stuff, at least with other component technology.

At least, that's the most recent information I have on it.

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XyZspineZyX
11-02-2003, 06:21 PM
Thanks Ghost, I appreciate the info. If you don't mind, could you give me the source for it please? I'm asking because until this thread I knew very little about PCI Express technology other than the name and would like to keep up better. Thanks.

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XyZspineZyX
11-04-2003, 03:03 AM
MDS_Geist wrote:
- Thanks Ghost, I appreciate the info. If you don't
- mind, could you give me the source for it please?

http://www.beyond3d.com/#news8753

http://rage3d.com/#1067643746

http://www.anandtech.com/searchresults.html?action=newssearch&order=desc&newstype=wn&sortcri=d

http://www.pcisig.com/specifications/pciexpress

http://www.intel.com/technology/pciexpress/devnet/


Some of those links are a bit circular, and some on the technical side.

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XyZspineZyX
11-05-2003, 01:02 AM
Thanks again Ghost, I appreciate it.

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XyZspineZyX
11-05-2003, 01:25 AM
Never heard of www.google.com (http://www.google.com) Geist?

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