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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 QueBert on 10/25/2006 5:31:53 PM , Rating: 2
I can afford to upgrade, I'm just lazy. And my past history with Motherboards hasn't been great. I get unlucky and seem to get a board I have to RMA about 50% of the time (yes I know what I'm doing...) So I'm AGP. I mean my current board supports X2 cpu's, I have plenty of memory, a Raptor and uhhh aside from a video card, PCI-E systems offer nothing I want. I will buy this video card, even if it's $350. I will stick with AGP until this MB dies on me, then I will be forced to upgrade

my AGP video card cost close to 100 bucks more then a PCI-E equivlent. I could have bought a PCI-E card + MB for the same as I spent on my AGP. Not all of us AGP supports are poor ;)


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