Socket 939?

Will the new Socket 939 AMD64 platform have PCI-Express?
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  1. I have read (Speculation), that the new VIA K8T890 northbridge chip set will support 16x PCI-Ex video, but its southbridge will not be supporting 1x PCI-Ex slots until VT8251. Cheaper boards will probably appear with the VT8237 minus PCI-Ex 1x and More expensive boards with the VT8251.

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by scottkli on 02/24/04 11:41 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
  2. Nvidia also seems to be in a hurry to support pci-exp, so I would think thier new nforce 3 250 will support it.
  3. Ok. If the new socket 939 boards support PCI-Express video cards, will they also have AGP slots. It would be kind of sad, to have a ATI Radeon 9800XT and not be able to use it.
  4. Afraid not. I believe they are mutually exclusive.
  5. How long will it be before AGP and PCI are totally eliminated. Also will PCI Express be backwardly compatible with standard PCI cards. I have an Audigy 2 and I really dont want to have to get rid of such a wonderful card.

    Surely the new standard will provide at least one of the old legacy standards and gently phase them out instead of just completely stopping them. Whilst this is fine for new computers, its not going to be good news for those who want to upgrade their motherboard only to find that they will need to change their soundcard, Video Editing and TV tuner card and graphics cards.

    PC Spec: AMD Athlon XP 2000+ running at 1.25ghz, ECS K7S5A Motherboard, 768MB SDRAM PC133, Sparkle nVidia Riva TNT2 M64 32MB AGP Graphics Card, Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 6.1, Windows Me
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