A difference btwn AGP 1x, 4x, & 8x?

By bokenbladebum ยท 8 replies
Apr 8, 2006
  1. Welcome all. I thank you for looking in on my post here. My question (foolish at that) is this: Is there a difference in 1x, 4x, and 8x AGP? By that I am asking if an AGP 4x card will fit in a AGP 1x slot? Heck, is there even a difference in AGP slots? I thank you all for the information that you provide, if you choose to do so, and hope that my issue can be resolved, as well as for others who may be asking the same question.
  2. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Well 8x (agp version 3) is the fastest bing 2 times faster then 4x.

    You have to have a compatible agPort, 1x is not complant with 4x and 8x Graphic cards.

    If you're are considering for gaming, I recommened you upgrade to PCI-e (16x)
    motherboard and 16x video card . Being almost 2times faster then 8x agp.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    AGP cards are backwards compatible. IF you put a 8x card in a 1x slot, it will run at 1x.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Take a look HERE, for lots of info about AGP.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  5. bokenbladebum

    bokenbladebum TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I thank all of you. Considering my options/income, I still must use AGP. But, on this note, I thank you again for your swift replies and helpful information. I believe the link you provided can answer all my questions. I hope this helps others out as well.
  6. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    I thought they had different types of connectors.

    You learn something new everyday (here at techspot) :knock:
  7. bokenbladebum

    bokenbladebum TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don't mean to bother you all again..but my needs have changed. Now I am wonderning whether PCI-E is reverse compatible. IE: I own a Nvidia Geforce 6800xt PCI-E 16x and my computer is only PCI-E 1x.

    Stats are as of yet unsure considering that I'm in the buying stages of a new computer.
  8. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Unfortunately, no. You can not use a PCIexpress x16 graphics card in a PCIexpress x1 slot.

    You must have a PCI-E 16x slot on your motherboard in order to be able to use that type of graphics card.
  9. Sean

    Sean TS Rookie Posts: 100

    Wow! ver 3 uses alot less energy to transfer data between mobo and gpu, i never knew that, i thought it was more, interesting. And hmm isnt a nvidia 5600fx newer than the Ti series?
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