AGP speeds

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#1

Something im confused about. 8x slots are supposed to be backwards compatible with 4x cards.

So does that mean that if i put an 8x card in my 4x slot it would work? My mobo is the Gigabyte GA-7ZX(-1) which supports AGP 4x.

The card im looking at is the ATI AIW 9700 Pro, but im not sure it would work.

Could someone please clarify this for me?


#2

not to sure but it should work without any problems.
my Geforce4 TI 4800SE is AGP 8x card and works fine in my ASUS motherboard and it only has a AGP 4x slot.


#3

i’m pretty sure the card would simply run at agp 4x instead of 8x, altho there’s no real increase in performance w/ 8x anyway (at least for now).


#4

Yes, it works. At least my 8x 9700pro’s do (on Gigabyte 4x and Asus 4x mobo). It won’t work on older AGP busses though (1x). Your mainboard manual should cover this topic.


#5

A 8x card in a 4x slot isn’t a problem, but 1x, 2x and universal AGP cards can give problems with modern boards.


#6

ok thanks a lot, question answered.
I think i’ll use tax refund money towards a new gfx card.:wink: