can pci-express cards be installed on a pci slot or it require anything extra, and are they brtter from agp?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    PCI-E cards require PCI-E slots...u wil know them cos they are longer than normal PCI slots and always situated above the normal ones. and there is a MASSIVE bandwidth increase from AGP. which in english means that the graphics card has alot more pipeline to recieve data from the processor, so it goes faster. PCI-E is the future my friend and its also getting pretty cheap...

  • 4 years ago

    Nope, Sorry. there is 3 different slot variety video enjoying cards AGP - PCI - PCI-e (convey) one million: you may sell the cardboard and purchase a PCI-e card 2: touch the corporation which you gained the video card from ask ask if there's a thank you to commerce the cardboard. 3: touch the corporation who made the video card and ask if there's a thank you to commerce the cardboard for a PCi-e card be conscious: Assuming you have not opened the container.........

  • Fremen
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Yes, PCI-express graphics cards are faster then AGP video cards, but no you cannot insert one into a PCI slot they would not work or fit.

    Here's a pic.. http://www.ackadia.com/computer/images/pci_express...

  • Sunny
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    A PCI-Express slot is different than a PCI slot. PCI-E is better tha AGP. For comparison of the throughput speeds

    PCI 2.2 = 133mb/sec

    AGP 1.0 = 266mb/sec

    AGP 2x = 533 mb/sec

    AGP 4x = 1.06gb/sec

    AGP 8x = 2.1 gb/sec

    PCI express with its sixteen pairs carries 4GB/s as opposed to AGP 8X 2.1 GB/s.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No it doesnt need anything extra. And you want to know if its better than AGP? AGP is an advanced graphics port and is used pretty much only for a graphics card.

  • 1 decade ago

    No it can't and yes, it is better than A\GP.

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