Any news on PCI Express Board & Video?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Voodoo, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Voodoo

    Voodoo OSNN Junior Addict

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    Can anyone shed some light on when we can expect the new PCI Express i925(?) Boards will be out?

    I'm also investigating getting a new Graphics Card when the new boards ship, but so far not much info around.

    Would be great to hear from anyone with info on the above. :cool:
     
  2. LeeJend

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    Search the site there have been other posts on this subject.

    In short - May to late summer for PCI express. The prototypes are circulating now.

    Video cards will be same time frame. ATI has an "integrated" solution Nvidia uses a "translator chip". Both will work fine for the bottom end "PCI Express" speeds for video to MB speeds.

    Don't worry about vid card speed. PCI express bottom end is much faster than AGP and AGP speed over 4X is barely used. AGP 8X benchmarks about the same as AGP 4X.

    There will be no real system speed improvements this year. PCI express is faster than you need in a PC. The advantage will come with really high speed HD's, maybe optical and multiple USB 2.0 and Firewire devices.
     
  3. Voodoo

    Voodoo OSNN Junior Addict

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    Cool! Thanks for the news LeeJend!

    So I guess there is no point in upgrading my PC before the end of the year or maybe Q1, 2005. I am looking forward to upgrading it though, as I tend to get invited to Beta Test Microsoft Operating Systems and I want to be at the cutting edge (Bleeding edge?) of technology. :D
     
  4. LeeJend

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    My first thought when I saw you beta test MS operating systems was:

    -Wow you're brave!

    then when I thought about it a little more:

    -Actually we all beta test MS operating systems. ;)
     
  5. dubstar

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    more like gamma test.
     
  6. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    meh. we're more like Guinea Pigs in their little experiments. :rolleyes: