[svlug] motherboard recommendations

Nick Austin nick at smartaustin.com
Wed Mar 22 12:19:20 PST 2006

On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 08:01:21PM +0000, Lord Sauron wrote:
> On 3/22/06, Nick Austin <nick at smartaustin.com> wrote:
> >
> > I though that AGP was very asymmetric.
> I don't remember any limitation like that...  I wouldn't be terribly
> surprised though.  

Looks like AGP has a few limitations. I can't wait to see the next generation
of super high speed PCIe 16x devices. :)

Are there any motherboards with more then two PCIe 16x slots? Can you put a 
1x card in a 16x slot?



"AGP is only a half-duplex interface, so data can be going from system memory
to graphics memory or vice versa, but not both at the same time."

"AGP's upstream bandwidth is only 266MB/sec, making read-backs from graphics
memory into system memory very slow."

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