Should I install a GART driver?

Discussion in '3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices' started by Otto Dafe, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. Otto Dafe

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    So I got a new pcie card a few months ago and after considerable googling decided not to install a GART driver, as it would supposedly put my card in "AGP mode". This never really sat well with me, as I have no idea why pcie wouldn't need an address map, unless pcie has some newer kind of GART. I figured I wouldn't, since MS will obviously have some standard driver, but now I'm wondering. It's an ATI chipset and GPU...Can anyone tell me definitively?
     
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    No GART for PCIe. Works differently to AGP. And of course you wouldn't be able to find a GART driver for PCIe anyway.
     
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    Excellent, that's reassuring. Out of curiousity, can anyone point me at a brief on PCIe<->main mem addressing?
     
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