I just recently purchsed a Dell Dimension 3000 and new ATI Radeon 800XL with 256 RAM. The thing is that the new computer comes with no AGP slot. I've been looking for a good PCI to AGP adapter but I've found no good information regarding them. Does anybody have any suggestions about how well they work, if the speed of my card will be decreased using them, any information possible would be a great help, thanks!
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And if a Agp to PCi did exist it would be utterely slow.
Some motherboard makers try to include PCI-ex and AGp on the same board. (before ULI) they all ran the agp on the PCI bus and it had a huge performance impact!
AGP>PCIe exists but no PCIe>AGP. So he's out of luck.
His new computer HAS a PCIe slot so he's looking for a an AGP to PCIe adapter, which exist, and thus he might have had been able to use it, however it does not support many cards, and as has been mentioned it's been since since announcement so it's unknown really how effective it is beyond the PR.
You are correct though the inverse is not available, although it would be technically 'possible' with the HSI chip used in the NV4x series.
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Oh didnt get it had PCIe...I tought dell was the kind of compagny that sels computer with not PCIe 16x and no AGP