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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: AGP
By stmok on 10/25/2006 5:21:49 PM , Rating: 5
Actually, people are very likely to buy this card. There is still a large market (despite what Marketing has led you to believe) of desktop users that still use AGP based systems.

Do you really think ATI and Nvidia are gonna turn their backs on 60% of the market when there is lots of money to still be made? Why do you think both companies still make AGP cards?

If AGP was really dead, there would be no trace of it left...Yet, both these companies still produce AGP variants.

Unlike enthusiasts, average PC users don't invest in regular upgrades. They use what they have, and if it does the job, they stick to it. They only upgrade or buy a new box if it breaks or can no longer do what they want.


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