Graphics card shopping
I am converting my current computer from Windows to Linux and am looking for a good video card that will give me high resolution (1600x1200) in 2d with possibly in the future some use in 3d. I am looking at the nVidia GeForce FX5500 and want to know if it there would be any real difference or ease in installation between a PCI vs. AGP version?
My computer is Asus MB, P4 1.6 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM
AGP above PCI at all costs. Unless, of course, you have PCI-X then get that. AGP means Accelerated Graphics port and is designed to be where you put your graphics card whereas PCI is for everything else. AGP has a direct link with the processor so it get the data through quicker whereas PCI has to go through another chip (if someone can remind me which one I would be glad to know) before it gets to the PCI.