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Old 11-03-2004, 10:34 PM   #21
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> Where do I go for benchmarks?
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Old 11-03-2004, 10:49 PM   #22
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Thanks alot, but which of these game titles is equivalent to N64 and/or PS emulation?

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Old 11-03-2004, 10:58 PM   #23
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> Thanks alot, but which of these game titles is equivalent to
> N64 and/or PS emulation?
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neither of which require you to have a particularly powerful video card... heck, my laptop has a s3 savage/ix and can run final fantasy 9 without a hitch.

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Old 11-04-2004, 06:18 AM   #24
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>pci runs on 133mhz

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As far as the standard bus speeds go, PCI runs at 33MHz and AGP runs at 66MHz.


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Old 11-04-2004, 03:48 PM   #25
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> AGP runs at 66MHz.
yes, for 1x AGP.
2x= 133
4x=266
8x=?
AGP PRO=?


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Old 11-05-2004, 04:19 AM   #26
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> yes, for 1x AGP.
> 2x= 133
> 4x=266
> 8x=?
> AGP PRO=?

The bus itself, I believe still runs at only 66MHz regardless. If I'm understanding it correctly, it makes use of a multiplier (much like a CPU does) to reach those theoretical higher speeds (hence the 2x, 4x, 8x). The main problem is that a good portion of the time, the system bus isn't enough to keep up with the theoretical maxes on the different AGP specifications, so all that extra bandwith is essentially wasted.

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Old 11-06-2004, 05:48 AM   #27
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> > yes, for 1x AGP.
> > 2x= 133
> > 4x=266
> > 8x=?
> > AGP PRO=?

Wouldn't 8x be twice as fast as 4x, being 532?

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