View Full Version : PC Heads - PCIe or SLI graphics?

22-09-2005, 12:19 AM
So I'm going to start building a new PC this weekend, and I was thinking of picking up th case and motherboard tomorrow. But That means I'll have to make a serious decision:

Should I get PCIe or SLI for graphics?

This, for a variety of reasons, will probably be the PC that lasts me for the next five years, and I'd liek it to be reasonably robust and have a little redundency built in. I'd rather spend more now to avoid having to spend any later.

But at the same time, SLI is brand new and I'm not sure it will take off.

Any advice?

31-10-2005, 03:42 PM
I may be wrong, but isn't SLI just a reference to multiple graphics cards running in parallel? In other words, the motherboard has to support it by having two of the same slots. I think all of the new cards supporting SLI are PCIe.

01-11-2005, 01:49 AM
Indeed you are right. I meant PCIe vs AGP.