Sapphire Announces Two AGP Graphics Cards
Anh Tuan Huynh
October 6, 2006 12:31 PM
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Sapphire Radeon X1650 Pro AGP
Sapphire Radeon X1300XT AGP
Budget and mid-range AGP products ready for Vista
today announced two new AGP-based graphics cards
. The newly announced graphics cards include the
Radeon X1650 Pro AGP
. These new cards are similar to previously released Radeon X1600 Pro and X1600XT for PCI Express. Sapphire’s Radeon X1650 Pro AGP features 12 pixel shaders and a core clock of 590 MHz. Radeon X1650 Pro cards are equipped with 256MB of GDDR3 video memory connected via 128-bit memory bus. Memory is clocked at 690 MHz. Other notable features include dual-link DVI and TV-out.
The Radeon X1300XT arrives in two flavors equipped with 256MB of GDDR3 or 512MB of DDR2 video memory. Models equipped with 256MB of video memory are clocked at 500 MHz while 512MB models are clocked at 400 MHz. As with the Radeon X1650 Pro AGP, the X1300XT AGP has 12 pixel shaders as well. However, the Radeon X1300XT AGP has a lower core clock of 500 MHz. Features such as dual-link DVI and TV-out are available as well.
Availability and pricing is unknown at the moment, though expect the Radeon X1650 Pro AGP to be priced south of $150 while the Radeon X1300XT AGP should be priced south of $100.
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RE: 512 x1300?
10/7/2006 9:51:44 AM
I imagine it would save the GPU that's already struggling from swapping out textures to regular RAM.
Frankly I think they should simply stop making DDR2 graphics cards, it's silly and embarrassing.
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