If youíve been going to upgrade your computer video card youíve perhaps heard a great deal about PCI Express and SLI. Donít run out and buy a new computer just yet and take that AGP motherboard you just throw away out of the trash. The truth is you can maybe make some easy upgrades to your current computer to get a couple more years of gaming out of it. Certainly if you have an extremely slow processor and or less than an 8x AGP motherboard, you will need to do more than upgrade your graphics card.
To get the most out of the more new games you want to have at least 1GB of RAM for more information on upgrading your memory you can visit my website. Then check to be sure your AGP slot on your current motherboard is 8x. If your memory and motherboard meet these standards youíre in luck. A new video card will maybe float you for at least another year, likely two if you get a top of the line card. The thing to remember is that PCI Express is new technology and not nearly as widespread as AGP is. Game companies wish to make as much money as possible from each game. For this reason, they will try to make the games play well on the widest array of platforms. When you think about it like this, it is easy to see how AGP will be useful for a while longer. For more information on AGP video cards visit the Video Card review section of my website.