To PCI-E or not to PCI-E? That is the question!

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Ross, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. Ross

    Ross Guest

    I'm thinking of upgrading my graphics card, god knows I need to, as I
    currently have a GeForce2 32mb.
    I was thinking of upgrading my motherboard as well and going for a PCI
    Express option, such as a X600XT. However, I had this thought after I
    just bought a 9800xt off ebay! I can always sell this on though.
    I was wondering which people thought was better, a 256mb 9800XT or a
    PCI-E 128mb X600XT ? Is PCI Express the future?
    Any comments appriciated.

    Ross, Aug 18, 2004
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  2. Too early to tell, however it is right now restricted to a very small
    number of motherboards. All of them, iirc, Intel. I remember too many
    other proprietary bus 'standards' (try buying an IBM MCA card. Or Vesa
    VL Bus graphics card) which aren't there now. Even 'AGP Pro' was a damp

    Suggestion - buy something with good price performance now, keep your
    powder dry. If PCI-Express turns out to be a real winner cards will be
    real cheap .. you will be able to buy two. If not, you'll have the
    money. Of course if you run a museum dedicated to interesting,
    technically superior, failures you might want to buy one for display, in
    case they vanish forever.
    GSV Three Minds in a Can, Aug 18, 2004
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  3. Ross

    Lazarus Guest

    I am a memeber of the Computer Video magazine board on the net and the
    editor thinks that this PCI-E is going to be the business as far as video
    editing goes....he reckons we will be able to do things we only dreamt of
    before.....quite a statement!
    Lazarus, Aug 18, 2004
  4. Ross

    no66y© Guest

    "Lazarus" wrote in message
    Thats what they said when we went from ISA gfx to PCI gfx
    and then from pci to agp etc......

    where will it all end!

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    Sit down next to me

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    no66y©, Aug 18, 2004
  5. Ross

    Max® Guest

    Personally i thikn if your ready to down that route I would wait about six
    weeks whe you'll be able to get an X800XT for
    PCI-E. Until then I dont think the cards are that good. We had an MSI 5700
    at the Intel launch and it was (to put it bluntly) CRAP.
    Max®, Aug 19, 2004
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