AGP 8X Graphic Cards

By BlueAtlantis
Aug 13, 2005
  1. Ok guys I'm going insane, trying to build a new computer, it's my first build. I'm llooking @ this motherboard/cpu combo to order.

    I'm trying to find out what cards will go with a 8X AGP video card slot. I've been thinking about a Geforce 6800GT. However under the spec on that graphics card it says that you need a AGP3 socket, what does that mean? will it work with a 8X? Please please help me. A site that has compatable graphic cards for AGP8X would be awsome.
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    The 6800 needs an AGP 3.0 slot which most newer motherboards have. They are almost all 8x. But I would go for an Athlon 64 processor. Its alot faster then the P4 2.8 and about the same price . If you're in the US you can get a mobo/cpu combo (Athlon 64 3000+) at Newegg for $220.
  3. flashmonkey

    flashmonkey TS Rookie Posts: 103

    I wouldn't buy an AGP mobo if I were you. They'll be obsolete by next year. Just get on the bandwagon and get a PCIe mobo and video card. It'll last you a lot longer.
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