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What is "AGP 4x" and "AGP 8x"?

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Hi.

In researching Mobo features, I am coming across these terms.

What do they mean and what are their advantages & disadvantages?

Cheers!
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It's the speed at which data is capable of being transferred on the AGP bus.   8x currently offers no advantage over 4x because nothing uses all the bandwidth of 4x.

http://www.techreport.com/reviews/2002q4/gf4-8x/index.x?pg=6 
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