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The reason is this is that Intel AGP systems are Socket 478 / DDR based whereas Intel's PCI-Express platform is Socket 775 with DDR2. You can salvage your hard drive and optical drives but all major components must be replaced to migrate to PCI-Express.
As a matter of fact, there were (are?) some Socket 775 boards with AGP. I had a P4 with an ASUS P4P800 (IIRC) wich was 775 + AGP. And you can get this one:
http://es.asus.com/products3.aspx?l...e=Intel%20865PE today wich is too 775 + AGP.
Originally Posted by CowBlazed but your graphics card would have to be a 6800 GS instead of a better performance 7800 GS just because you listened to the PCIe noobs out there that think its the greatest thing since sliced bread. Or any other cards of the same price.
Yea and when PCIe2 comes out, I'll be laughing in these same peoples faces who have to upgrade their mobo just for that so they can stay bleeding edge.
Originally Posted by MiNiMaL_FuSSfear my super clocked9800XT....
it still does around 60fps on NFS:MostWanted and FEAR at pretty decent setting, not gunna complain just yet.
Originally Posted by HellRazormy question would be if its using the same core, the G70 then is it possible to unlock the remaining pipes and vertex shaders? I did it with my 6800 and turned it into a 6800GT *granted only 128mb*, but I was rather curious on that point, especially since it doesn't overclock all that well.
Originally Posted by CowBlazedExcept that SLI is hardly even worth it, your paying more for the motherboard and PSU, not to mention the extra heat and power consumption, for what, an extra 20% performance?
Its all there just to get you to spend more money then you really need to
Originally Posted by CowBlazedAs far as your review, practically every other site has an X850 XT PE ahead of the 7800 GS, even when overclocked, and dont forget that an X850 XT PE can also be OCed, but not out of ther box. Not only did you guys only use an X850 XT, but an FX-51 socket 940 test system with registered memory, what the heck happened?
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