Here's our Hardware Tip for.. July 7, 2000
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Graphics Board Tips--Part 1 of 5
A gap is widening between those who have ordinary PC graphics boards and those with high-performance graphics boards. In the old days, business users and gamers generally used the same type of graphics boards. But today, the high-end boards gamers and video editors use come with much more memory, extra features, and a completely different chipset compared to boards that target typical Windows users. Over the next few weeks, we'll mention some of the details you'll need to bridge the graphics board gap.

First, almost all the new high-end graphics boards use the AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) interface, not the PCI bus. If you decide you need high-performance graphics, first determine if your PC supports AGP.