AGP that is compatible to pixer shader 2.0

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July 9, 2009 at 09:39:45
Specs: Windows XP
hi i'm new here and i just wanna ask if is there a video card which is an AGP that is compatible to pixel shader 2.0?...i just want to play the sims3 and it requires a video card that is compatible to pixel shader 2.0. hope u can help me. and if I'm AGP ...is it ok if i use other idoe card even its not an AGP? because i have a mother borad that has a built in video card but my friend said it requires AGP...i'm just wondering if i can use any other video card not just AGP. pls help. thanx.

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#1
July 9, 2009 at 11:30:17
First off does you motherboard have a agp slot? If it does what version of the slot is it? Agp 2.0 slots runs at 4x well apg 3.0 run 8x. A videocard like mine the geforce 7600 gs works in a agp 2.0 or 3.0 slot but not a 1.0. This card has Pixel Shader Version 3.0 support. Don't know if there are any pci cards out there that support pixel shader. Plus if they do performance might no be that great. Note don't confuse a pci-e with pci card. the "e" stands for express. The express cards have replaced the agp graphic cards in newer systems these days.
By the way, your question should have been posted under hardware rather then a windows xp forum.

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#2
July 9, 2009 at 12:23:48
Too much trouble to look it up?

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/


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#3
July 9, 2009 at 17:56:17
yes it has an agp slot but problem is i don't know what version of slot is it:-(. how will i know if its slot 2 or slot 3 version. any tip?

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#4
July 9, 2009 at 18:54:26
here is my motherboard info. hope u can help me
Board: Intel Corporation D865GSA AAD53275-204
Serial Number: AZSA62414323
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. SA86510A.86A.1024.2006.0504.1017 05/04/2006
Hope u can help me distinguish if what slot i have. thank u.

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#5
July 9, 2009 at 18:56:47
display details: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller [Display adapter]

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#6
July 9, 2009 at 19:00:23
Why are you asking about the slot? I thought you wanted to know about pixel shader support? They are two completely different issues. FYI, your board supports AGP 3.0, meaning it has an 8X AGP slot. Here's your board specs:

http://www.intel.com/products/mothe...

I posted a list of cards, both AGP & PCI-e, that have been released over the past 5+ years in my other response. The PS support is listed in the last column, along with DX & VS.

ATI PS2.0 support began with the Radeon 9500 & nVidia PS2.0 support started with the FX5200. All you have to do is choose a card with a model number that's numerically higher, but there are other considerations as well. Most (but not all) AGP gaming cards require a 4-pin molex plug to supplement the power. That means you need a power supply capable of handling the power requirements of the card. You should also look for a card that uses 128-bit memory or better. Avoid cards that use 64-bit memory.

Here's a Radeon 9550 for you:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

And here's a Radeon X1650. It's a much better card for only a few bucks more. It's comes with a 4-pin power cable adapter:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#7
July 9, 2009 at 20:26:49
wow thanx jam and sorry if my question is little confusing. its because i want to know what slot of AGP i have so i can buy a video card that is compatible to my mother board and which is also compatible to pixel shader 2. i was planning to play the sims3 and one of its requirements in video card should be compatible to pixel shader 2 and i don't know about computer parts so much that why i'm gathering information so that i can buy a video card compatible to my motherboard and not only that but also is compatible to pixel shader 2. thanx for understanding and thank u so much for the help:-)

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#8
July 9, 2009 at 20:43:59
one last question. is PCI-e works on an agp slot or no?...so what kind of video card i can only use?..the pci and the agp cards only or also the pci-e?

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#9
July 9, 2009 at 21:38:39
No you can't use a PCI-e card in an AGP slot.

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