I would go for the PCI express, its twice as fast 16x compared to 8x(AGP) unless they use a different speed mesurment system to fool you into thinking its faster 8O , lol. AGP is cheaper but obsolete.
To say PCI Express is twice as fast as AGP fools alot of people to think PCI Express cards are twice as fast. PCI Express is capable of transfering twice as much data as AGP but video cards rarely uses any more bandwidth than AGP x4.
But PCI Express is the right choice for a new system.
I knew it!!!, im staying with good old AGP I aint paying another 100 bucks just for the satisfaction of having the latest interface. I have an old ISA 8-bit 128k VGA card, I recomend one of those for you extreme gamers. It still works and i'v tested it on a Pentium III system With WinXP, lol. It works just fine.
The fastest PCI-e cards do not saturate AGP 8x bus, thus are not noticably faster than their AGP counterparts, if available.
Yeah, Hes right. Agp and PCIx16 are just about no different in performance right now, It's just PCIX16 is the future, and AGP is on it's way out. They both work, Just PCIx16 will work better in the future.
As it's been pointed out,AGP is nowhere near capacity but it still
*almost* surprises *some* card makers even consider stopping
AGP production especially when the vast majority are still waiting for AGP capacity to be reached..when they fill x8 we'll talk...otherwise,no compelling reason whatsoever.
.....NE has the aiwx800xt on sale,now that's a agp compelling reason!
Man.....this thread is from 4 years ago. If you have an old computer with AGP in it and you want to use it for gaming, the best card you can put in it would be the 3870 or 4670, you would get similar performance from either. For future reference, dont post on topics older than a month or two.
PCI ang AGp 8X are just fine...but AGP is great for gaming especially agp=accelerated graphics processor works fine with games...most likely if you hav 1gb agp card which i use now..but seriously, its hard for me too find an agp 1gb video card but thanks to a computer shop whose very last stock of agp 1gb card which was sold to me =D im lucky