OT: PC AGP slots

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Sun Jun 10 16:39:34 2001

>You should have basic functionality, but a 333 won't move the data back and
>forth to a Radeon fast enough to allow much more than 50% of its normal
>speed, ie worthless for video capture, games, etc. unless lots of features
>are turned off. Given the $200+ street price of the all in wonder Radeon
>(there is a $30 rebate at "featured" retailers right now though) you really
>should put it into a decent newer motherboard. I would NOT buy a hot video
>card now, then upgrade the motherboard etc. later, just a waste of money
>given the new models of hot video cards will be out in the fall. Most
>likely you would get more performance out of a $200 motherboard/cpu upgrade
>and a cheap $75 Radeon LE.

Hmmm, I'd think it could pump out data fast enough to display on the TV
which is what I'm wanting it to do. I wish I could find out more about the
"Book PC's" as they look perfect for what I've in mind since they've built
in TV out, but I suspect that MAME will not like them. Besides the ATI
All-in-Wonder Radeon card has some really cool Video Recorder features,
that apparently allow it to function like a TiVo.

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