Originally posted by they see ALL
Video RAM: 128MB double data rate SDRAM
TV-out: Integrated TV Output support up to 1024x768 resolution
RAMDAC: Dual integrated 10-bit per channel 400 MHz DACs
Maximum color depth at 1,280 x 1,024: 160 Hz
Supported APIs: Microsoft DirectX 9.0
PC system requirements: connection to your PC's internal power supply for operation, 300-Watt power supply or greater to ensure normal system
operation where a number of other internal devices are installed, Intel Pentium 4/III, Celeron II, AMD K7/Athlon/ Athlon XP with AGP 8X (0.8v), 4X
(1.5V) or Universal AGP 3.0 bus configuration (8X/4X), 128MB of system memory, installation software requires CD-ROM drive, DVD playback requires
Mac system requirements: n/a
Warranty, labor: 3 year
Warranty, parts: 3 year
doesnt that mean it is a PCI card and uses a PCI card slot???
thankz once again!...
Iwas just reading over the "Technical data" you posted again when I noticed that after
it mentions the "Interface: PCI" it goes on to say:
"AGP 8X (0.8v), 4X (1.5V) or Universal AGP 3.0 bus configuration (8X/4X)" which is referring to the card being AGP......very strange....PCI and AGP
are two totally different interfaces.
definition of AGP
Short for A
ort, an interface specification developed by Intel Corporation. AGP is based on PCI, but is
designed especially for the throughput demands of 3-D graphics. Rather than using the PCI bus for graphics data, AGP introduces a dedicated
point-to-point channel so that the graphics controller can directly access main memory. The AGP channel is 32 bits wide and runs at 66 MHz. This
translates into a total bandwidth of 266 MBps, as opposed to the PCI bandwidth of 133 MBps. AGP also supports two optional faster modes, with
throughputs of 533 MBps and 1.07 GBps. In addition, AGP allows 3-D textures to be stored in main memory rather than video memory.
AGP has a couple important system requirements:
The chipset must support AGP.
The motherboard must be equipped with an AGP bus slot or must have an integrated AGP graphics system.
The operating system must be the OSR 2.1 version of Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0. And currently, many professional Macintoshes support
AGP-enabled computers and graphics accelerators hit the market in August, 1997. However, there are several different levels of AGP compliance. The
following features are considered optional:
Texturing: Also called Direct Memory Execute mode, allows textures to be stored in main memory.
Throughput: Various levels of throughput are offered: 1X is 266 MBps, 2X is 533 MBps; and 4X provides 1.07 GBps.
Sideband Addressing: Speeds up data transfers by sending command instructions in a separate, parallel channel.
Pipelining: Enables the graphics card to send several instructions together instead of sending one at a time.
definition of PCI
Short for P
nterconnect, a local bus standard developed by Intel Corporation. Most modern PCs include a PCI
bus in addition to a more general ISA expansion bus. PCI is also used on newer versions of the Macintosh computer.
PCI is a 64-bit bus, though it is usually implemented as a 32-bit bus. It can run at clock speeds of 33 or 66 MHz. At 32 bits and 33 MHz, it yields a
throughput rate of 133 MBps. Also see PCI-X.
Although it was developed by Intel, PCI is not tied to any particular family of microprocessors.
So you can clearly see how they're two different interfaces with two different slots/pin arrangements/buses. I have no idea why it would list a card
as being both
AGP and PCI, unless they're reffering to two different versions
of the card that are available.