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Is PCI or AGP 8x the better way to go?

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July 11, 2010 3:45:24 PM

Can anyone either provide me a link to, or explain the relative merits of, PCI and AGP video cards? I am a student with very little in the way of funding and an ASUS P5PE-VM motherboard (http://www.asus.com/Product.aspx?P_ID=k3h0ZFVu9Lo1dUvk) which has an AGP 8x slot and a PCI 1 slot. I know the proper thing to do is to just buy a new system, but that is not possible with my budget. I do no gaming at all, so that is not a concern. Does it matter which type of video card I use?

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July 11, 2010 3:55:47 PM

Why are you buying this motherboard? Are you using it in a new system build or just replacing the one you have? If the former, you should be buying a pci-express board--they are not expensive. If the latter, what are your system's specs? There might be better, yet still compatible, options.
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July 11, 2010 4:21:25 PM

AGP x 8 is better
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July 11, 2010 4:30:30 PM

If you are not gaming the GPU slot is none important so the cheapest card that gives you a picture on the monitor is all that matters.
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July 11, 2010 5:49:28 PM

Well, if you do no gaming, you best bet is still AGP 8x.
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