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Agp 8x vs agp 4x

Will an agp 8x card work in an agp4x machine?

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  • Bhupinder Mar 01, 2008

    I have the same problem...I have a workstation motherboard having AGP Pro 1x, 2x & 4x and AGP 2.0 compliant slot. I am looking to upgrade the graphics card.



    Not many are available with AGP4X support. Most of them are AGP8X and vendors are telling me that 8X will work with 4X slots though with lower performance.



    As far as the physical slot is concerned, 8X AGP card is compatible with the AGP4X slot. The other difference is voltage requirement which for AGP4X (AGP2.0 standard) is 1.5volts while AGP4X and AGP8X (both AGP3.0 standard) need 0.8volts. Also, to my knowledge, AGP2.0 and AGP 3.0 slots are similar. So if that is the case, AGP8X should work with AGP4X slot though with lower performance levels. AGP 4X (AGP2.0) card may not work on AGP 8X slots as its voltage requirement is higher than what AGP8X slot provides.



    That is exactly I am stuck...theoretically it should work, in real life one has to try and see. Has someone tried it? Please do post here if you have...

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The 4x card WILL work in an 8x slot but it will only run at 4x speed because of the card limitation. also, the 8x card WILL work in a 4x slot but it will only run at 4x speed because of the slot limitation. i've done it. peace

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No, they will work only vice versa

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No, they are backwards compatable only
which means an 4x card will work on a 8x AGP slot
but NOT vice versa

sorry

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I realized I need an AGP to connect a monitor to my Asus P4PE-BP. Will AGP 8X work. Specs call for AGP 4X.


The 8x AGP cards will work in the 4x slot. But the 8x AGP card will lose about 1% to 2% of its performance.

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I have asrock p4i45gv r5.0 motherboard and want to ask if it supports ati raedon 6850 graphics card or not?


The AsRock P4I45GV revision 5.0 motherboard uses an Intel 845GV motherboard chipset.
There is one AGP slot on the motherboard, used for a graphics card.

http://www.asrock.com/MB/overview.asp?Model=P4i45GV%20R5.0

2) Information on the Intel 845GV chipset,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Pentium_4_chipsets

Looking down the column on the left side until we come to - 845GV, and looking across, we see under the heading Graphics that Integrated Graphics is supported. No mention of AGP support.

But AsRock has implemented it's own technology of A.G.I. at an 8x speed.
(For the Intel 845GV chipset)

A.G.I.
AsRock Graphic Interface,

http://www.asrockamerica.com/AGI8x.htm

This means that graphics cards that use the AGP 8X technology, or AGP 4X technology, can be used. (AGP4X/8X)

Advanced Graphics Port,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGP

Using Sapphire's version of the ATI Radeon 6850 as an example, we can see this graphics card uses the newer technology - PCI-Express

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

(Doesn't natter WHO makes it, the graphics card is still based on the ATI G.P.U.
Graphics Processing Unit. Or in slang terminology; the graphics chipset)

It also uses the newest version of PCI-Express, the PCI-Express 3.0 technology.

Information on PCI-Express,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express


Short answer to your question?
No

Your AsRock motherboard is set up to support AGP graphics cards that use either the AGP 4X technology, or AGP 8X technology.

Does not support graphics cards based on the PCI-Express technology.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Will a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 video card work on a P4B533-E motherboard?


HI Lau_kua08,

First off, your motherboard is a AGP 4x slot, and the Card is a AGP 8X card. However, NVIDIA based graphic cards which support AGP 8x mode (Accelerated Graphics Port) follow the AGP 3.0 specification. The AGP 3.0 specification retains backwards compatibility with older AGP 4x technology. All NVIDIA Geforce and Quadro GPU's which support AGP 8x mode are downwards compatible with AGP 4x motherboards. When a graphics card which operates at AGP 8x mode is installed on a motherboard which only supports up to AGP 4x mode, the card will automatically switch to AGP 4x operation.

So, yes it will work.

Good Luck,

Mark

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Problem with Video on motherboard Gygabyte 8VM533M-RZ


The answer is a definite YES. By definition of the AGP set standard, 8x gear absolutely must be backward compatible to 4x. 

Any 8x card in 4x-only mainbaord, or 4x AGP card in 8x capable motherboard must and most definitely will work.

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Looking to upgrade video. is there a limit to uprade old mboard


Only cards that work with this board are AGP 4x graphics cards or possiblly AGP 8x cards that are backwards compatible. If you buy an 8x card do your research to make sure it's backwards compatible before purchase. Newer graphics cards are pci-express x16 or pci-e 2. These will not work with your board. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

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Intel P$ 1.8 mhz on a D845HV/D845WN board


Before removing your current card swap video outputs on the PC. If currently connected to the VGA output switch to the HDMI connector AT the video card. Use the HDMI to VGA adapter that came with the video card. Check & see if the display loads Pc starts. Taking the information directly from your motherboard manual pg. 25, your AGP video can only run at, AGP supporting 1.5 V 4X AGP cards. The 9600pro runs at 8x & it is not backwards compatible. (able to run at either 8x or 4x). You could run the Sappire ATI Radeon 256MB 9550 DDR AGP 4x/8x 1.5volt card.
Here is one site: http://www.colordrives.com/sapphire-ati-radeon-9550-256mb-ddr-agp-4x-8x-video-card---retail-box.html
When you do get the video card be sure to set your bios AGP to the correct size as listed in your manual pg. 109 subsection 4.4.7
I hope this helped.

Feb 20, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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Grapics card


Hi,

Most current AGP video cards are now 8X and they will still work with your motherboard but will just be limited to 4X. Trying to find a 4X might be time consuming whereas using an 8X downgraded to 4x would be comparatively easier and faster.

Additionally most Video cards will work under XP with the appropriate drivers but Vista has a limited list of compatible Video cards.

Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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