Unsure if my graphics card is AGP ??

I have a graphics card from my old system but I need some info on how to tell if it is AGP or if it is a different standard ie PCI Express ?

I am 98% sure it is AGP but I just want confirmation of how to tell.

It is the Nvidia FX 5900 graphics card that I have if that helps any and I dont have a computer that I can put it into that it would work with.


P.S I have it sitting in front of me on my desk.
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Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportAsked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
There 's a picture roughly half way done this page that shows the different types of connectors:

Also, did your old board support PCI Express?
if it's FX 5900 it is AGP, with 100% certainty.  They never made a PCI or a PCI-Express version of that card.
Hi gecko_au2003,

look here http://shop.store.yahoo.com/directron/expressguide.html then go to physical differences

or search for nvidia fx 5900


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Reference photos
PCI card: http://images.tigerdirect.com/skuimages/large/E261-2000-main.jpg
    (note the 2 shorter tabs and the breaks between them and the longer interface bus in the middle)

AGP card: http://images.tigerdirect.com/skuimages/large/C460-8006.jpg
    (note that each interface bus is roughly the same length, the 2 outside ones being slightly longer, and the extra tab at the end (dont believe this is always there but most have it)

PCI Express card: http://images.tigerdirect.com/skuimages/large/C460-7038-main.jpg
    (note that these have 4 tabs, 1 very long one a, 1 very short one, and then 2 that arent quite as tall as the other 2 and the hooked one that is similiar to the one the AGP card has is actually used with leads on it)

And for old times ISA card: http://images.tigerdirect.com/skuimages/large/D15-1020-main.jpg
     (note 2 tabs, 1 fairly short and 1 really long)

Hope that helps :)

Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportAuthor Commented:
It is an AGP from the pictures you have shown me the old motherboard I had was an Intel one which was gotten about a year ago or so. I cant remember what chipset it was off of the top of my head but thanks for the confirmation.

I am going to ask another question now with regards to a good motherboard for the P4 that are available for purchase in England so I would appreicate some help with that !
thanx for the poins & grade
Thanks and glad to have helped :) Never having been to England I'll have to leave you on your own for your next question ;)

Good luck.

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