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PowerColor breathes new life into the aged AGP platforms, Asus readies "G80"

French tech site PCInpact claims PowerColor will be releasing a Radeon X1950 Pro based product for AGP systems. Images of the proposed Radeon X1950 Pro AGP graphics card are posted on PCInpact as well. The upcoming Radeon X1950 Pro AGP is expected to be clocked higher than its PCI Express counterparts at 600 MHz core and 700 MHz instead of the 575 MHz core and 690 MHz memory on PCI Express parts. In addition to the higher core and memory clocks, PowerColor will equip Radeon X1950 Pro AGP graphics cards with a quiet Arctic Cooling Accelero X2 cooling solution.

In other graphics card related news, XbitLabs has come across images of ASUS’ upcoming G80 GeForce 8800GTX graphics card. The images were originally posted on MyChat but it appears the images were removed. Nevertheless XbitLabs claims the upcoming GeForce 8800GTX graphics card features support for Direct X 10, shader model 4 and NVIDIA’s GigaThread technology, as previously reported by DailyTech. The upcoming card is also expected to support NVIDIA’s Quantum Effects Technology as well.

Two G80 graphics cards will be available including the EN8800GTX/HTDP/768M and EN8800GTS/HTDP/640M. As previously reported, the 8800GTX based card will have 768MB of graphics memory on a 384-bit memory interface while the 8800GTS variant will have 640MB of video memory on a 320-bit interface. Clock speeds of the 8800GTX variant are expected at 575 MHz core and 900 MHz memory.


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RE: really news
By ADDAvenger on 10/25/2006 4:49:50 PM , Rating: 2
Oh the 1950pro on AGP is news, the G80 thing is old news yes, but you can't deny that the other half of the article is newsworthy.
I know I won't be buying any vid cards for quite a while, but I'm glad to see quality cards being made for past-gen systems that are still valid, because eventually my folks will want their computer upgraded and that's what they have, past-gen tech.
Realistically, we're not going to put a 1950pro in a sempron 3100 on socket 754, maybe a 1650pro, but not 1950. But for those that have say a sempy 3400 on socket 939 with integrated graphics and an AGP slot, this could be very interesting to them, especially as Vista nears.


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