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AGP vs. IGP

By CUkills
Jul 9, 2009
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  1. im still looking for a new gpu and was about to go buy one but the question that arose was a agp video card. so what is the difference between agp and igp video cards?
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Does your system board *only* support AGP? PCI express is the gold standard now.. It has been for a few years. AGP will limit your options, since they are difficult to find these days and often more expensive than their PCI-e counterparts.

    IGP is integrated into the system board itself. It is non-upgradeable and *always* slower than an AGP or PCI-e card. If you're using an IGP card now, just about any AGP card would be a solid upgrade for you.
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