an agp port is an advanced graphics port... its basically like a pci slot except it operates @ a higher frequency and allows for greater bandwidth... and operating voltages may not quite be the same as for pci slots
but no.. you can't use an agp card in a pci slot..
as for buying em... if you are buying hte cards for anything like gaming I would HIGHLY recommend getting a new mobo/cpu perhaps...
whatever you get is going to be incredibly cpu limited... so it may just be wise to stick to the video card you already have untill such time as you upgrade the whole computer...
i did a littel research and, surprisingly, the kyro 2 seems to be a better card. here are some colored bars to look at.
but this is said in the beginning:
"A new addition to the low-end tests is the 64MB version of the Kyro II, which we couldn't test on the newer motherboards due to its 3.3V AGP 2X interface. The Kyro II SE, which already uses the more modern 1.5V AGP 4X interface was unfortunately not available to us for testing."
so, if you get the kyro, make sure it's the 1.5volt/agp4x version or you won't be able to use it with your motherboard.
 lol, sorry.. i'm late. that's what i get for leaving a window open for half an hour before replying to it.
so, let me get this straight... you want 2 video cards in your system? trying to get a dual-monitor setup or something?
Hey, sorry, but the mobo you have is only AMD friendly ( Athlon XP, Duron,...) and it has an Agp slot... am I wrong ?
As for your GF's computer, it may be hard to find a Slot 1 mobo... Slot 1 cpu's are way outdated in my opinion...best choice would be to upgrade to new mobo+Celeron / Duron as they are quite affordable and still use your existing ram....
in a situation like that, you'd really be better off getting a whole new setup. the only thing worth salvaging from the old comp is maybe the harddrive and optical drive. but you might as well get new ones of those for better reliability/performance while keeping the old comp together and working (for whatever you want to use it for).
if you want to just upgrade the processor, you have to upgrade the board, then you'd have to upgrade the power supply and memory. in the end you'll basically have two seperate comps.
The Radeon is a better card, simply because it's got better driver support right now, ATi has a unified driver set now (like nVidia's Detonators), the unified drivers cover anything in the Radeon line. from the original Radeon all the way to the 9800 Pro
Originally posted by Goatman The Radeon is a better card, simply because it's got better driver support right now, ATi has a unified driver set now (like nVidia's Detonators), the unified drivers cover anything in the Radeon line. from the original Radeon all the way to the 9800 Pro
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