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Does anyone know if AGP Pro is the same thing as AGP 8X?
 

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Hello chicken dude! :)

I found this, if it is any help:

AGP Pro had been released in April 1999 to provide that necessary power and consequent cooling to a computer system. The AGP Pro Connector is fully backward compatible and offers additional pins at the front and the back of the connector.

Like the AGP slot, the AGP Pro slot comes in different versions, which are AGP Pro 3.3V, AGP Pro 1.5V and AGP Universal. The first two have blocking pins to prevent insertion of an unsupported AGP (Pro) card. All the motherboards with AGP Pro slot that we reviewed so far are using the AGP Pro Universal slot.

The current AGP slot can supply up to 25 W to the graphics card. With the two additional pins, PRSNT1# & PRSNT2# , the AGP Pro cards report its power requirements to the motherboard. An AGP Pro slot can provide a total of 50W or 110W.
 

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Hello pyritechips :)

Oh dear, now I'm even more confused than before... :p

Looks like I better do some reading on this subject ;)
 

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sounds like agp pro is agp
 

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No it's different. It has more to do with the slot design.
 

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Hello again:

From what I understand, you can use an AGP card in an AGP Pro slot but you can't use an AGP Pro card in a AGP slot (except for the Universal format).

It seems that AGP Pro allows for much higher wattage levels, 50-110W compared to 25W.
 
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