<CT> Addendum: AGP

  • From: Alan Grimes <alangrimes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 20:16:53 -0500

Even though this is my first day using AGP I have learned a few things
about it. 

To software it looks just like a PCI slot on BUS 2 

From other sources I've heard that it sucks a little speed of the CPU in
order to boost video performance, especially for games... Cheaper cards
with less memory suck more juice as they use portions of system memory
for their own use... =(  On my parents machine the video chip uses main
memory exclusively... The problem with this is not the consumption of
memory but rather memory BANDWIDTH... =\ 

AGP 1x is 66 mhz... I have an AGP2 card which operates at the speed of
the main memory bus. 

The better solution is to upgrade to a 64bit by 66mhz PCI based system
which is a proper bus that is independant of the critical CPU-MEMORY
system. Unfortunately no current Athalon chipset supports 64bit PCI. =(

If a "bug" in one program causes another to fail, the OS is at fault.
http://users.erols.com/alangrimes/  <my website.

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