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 Post subject: A good AGP/PCIe 939 board?
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 9:23 am 
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Anyone know of a cheap AGP and PCIe 939 board that will overclock and support dual cores?


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 9:31 am 
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Nope. There was that Gigabyte mobo which had the warning of killing your AGP card...

If you really want PCI-E, save up.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 9:33 am 
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Supposedly, all Socket 939 boards will support AMD's dual core processors once they come out. Unfortunately, only Intel-based systems offer mobos that support both PCIe and AGP. That would be VIA's PT880 Pro, which supports both DDR and DDR2 as well as PCIe and AGP.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 10:55 am 
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d1blet wrote:
Supposedly, all Socket 939 boards will support AMD's dual core processors once they come out. Unfortunately, only Intel-based systems offer mobos that support both PCIe and AGP. That would be VIA's PT880 Pro, which supports both DDR and DDR2 as well as PCIe and AGP.


My understanding is that Via Technologies will put forth their dual AGP/PCI-e chipset for AMD called -- and I'm going by memory here -- KT890 (I definitely have the digits right). I read a review of a sample board and the conclusion of the review is that it pales against the NForce4 chipset. Worse yet is the misleading promise of dual graphics processing when in fact there is no splitting up of the screen or of alternating lines for gaming; they only really mean that the AGP part gets its own monitor and vice versa. Also, in fact, Uli will debut what they tout as "TGI." I guess by this they mean "total graphics integration", but I don't know. Their solution, and it'll be available for AMD, will offer AGP/PCI-e, and they want us to get excited by this: that you can also plug into a regular PCI slot a butt old graphic accelerator; hence, "TGI." This offering will be available by June sometime. I do commend Via and Uli for offering a bridging motherboard for those many people who ran out and bought themselves expensive NVidia and Radeon AGP cards last summer for Doom III and H-L 2 and don't want to throw away $500 cards less than a year later just to board the PCI-e train. Kudos to Via and Uli. This way, once you're ready to buy a PCI-e card, you're good to go.


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