Which is better an AGP or PCI-E video card?

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I will be upgrading my video card, I just want to know which is a better video card with regards to resolution; is it an AGP or

PCI-E based video card.

Which one can render better graphics; the one that can run a computer game smoothly?

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Which is better an AGP or PCI-E video card?


AGP graphic cards, allows you to point, click drag, drop files. It open and close in 2 windows. Play movies and pop-up and video games fill in full screen. It's a 3-D graphics.

Accelerated Graphics Ports improved speed and communicate with your graphic cards. This is considered standards used graphics processor on computer.

While PCI-E based video card is considered the art's department inside computers. It's job is to gives colors, graphics and high quality pictures. A 3-D images graphics adds lightning and texture of color. Mostly used for fast-paced games.

Which of the 2 are is the best?

This depends on what you are and what you'll going to do on your computer. If you are online gamers, use PCI-E based video card. If you like watching video, use AGP.

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Which is better an AGP or PCI-E video card?


An AGP or PCI-E based video card?

First, you should be aware of what your motherboard supports. Check whether your motherboard supports AGP or PCI-E.

If it is an AGP supported motherboard, buy the latest AGP Video Card like;

  1. Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 512MB AGP, 
  2. Diamond ATI Radeon HD 4650 AGP Video Card, 
  3. Asus Radeon HD 3650 AGP Video Card.

The advantages of AGP supported motherboards is that, it offers high-speed because of its pathway that is leading dedicatedly directly to the CPU

And if your motherboard is compatible with PCI-E, I suggest some of the leading and latest PCI-E video cards like;

  1. 1. Nvidia GeForce GTX 580
  2. 2. Nvidia GeForce GTX 480
  3. 3. ATI Radeon HD 5870

For your purpose in upgrading video cards, It would be perfectly nice if your motherboard supports PCI-E, because the purpose of these PCI-E video cards was for the best quality results in gaming. But, still AGP video cards perform best qualities in gaming as long as it is one of the latest.

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Which is better an AGP or PCI-E video card?


A video card upgrade is not difficult. On the other hand, perhaps no other computer upgrade can be more error prone. Video card problems can be intermittent, perhaps occurring just often enough to be a nuisance. Yet when they do occur they can be show stoppers, literally bringing the computer to a halt, which is evidenced by the screen display "locking up", or dropping the application you're running suddenly back the desktop.

But no computer upgrade is as rewarding as a video card upgrade. Stunningly realistic 3D images, seamlessly smooth animation, fantastic visual effects such as fog, smoke, and light haze, and real-world motion physics are some of the spectacular features gained through the use of state-of-the-art video card technology.

There's a great deal more to a video card upgrade than the typical video card upgrade user's guide describes. I've dealt with a number of different video card user's guides from different manufacturers and I would sum them up as "skimpy". At this site I provide something far more comprehensive. Nevertheless, you should consult the installation instructions that came with your video card and defer to them if they seem inconsistent with the steps I describe.

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