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X1950pro To Come in AGP :)

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Good news for AGP based systems looking for an upgrade path before making the jump to PCI-E / DX10. Diamond has announced it will be releasing the X1950Pro in AGP form for an estimated price of $199US.
http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1100259

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In fact today Diamond Multimedia announces the release of the X1950XTX, the X1950 Crossfire and the X1950PRO in AGP form..........The X1950AGP model has a 256MB GDDR4 interface, core clock speed of 600MHz and a 1.4 GHz memory speed (Due Oct 2006).
http://neoseeker.com/news/story/6130/

This brings a big to AGP users like me
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People are still still using AGP???
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Originally Posted by sladesurfer
People are still still using AGP???
You'd me suprised
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Originally Posted by sladesurfer
People are still still using AGP???
Haha, I was still using PCI 'till I upgraded in August.
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post #5 of 35
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In fact today Diamond Multimedia announces the release of the X1950XTX, the X1950 Crossfire and the X1950PRO in AGP form..........The X1950AGP model has a 256MB GDDR4 interface, core clock speed of 600MHz and a 1.4 GHz memory speed (Due Oct 2006).
*** is the point of releasing the x1950 crossfire in agp? The x1950xtx and crossfire have the same clocks, the only difference is the compositing engine which is completely pointless in agp.......
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Originally Posted by Urufu_Shinjiro
*** is the point of releasing the x1950 crossfire in agp? The x1950xtx and crossfire have the same clocks, the only difference is the compositing engine which is completely pointless in agp.......
Theyre only releasing the X1950Pro in AGP.
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post #7 of 35
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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat
Theyre only releasing the X1950Pro in AGP.
Still, this is a major bottleneck.... AGP just isn't designed for this kind of power. I'd expect scores to barely pass the 7800GS.... This is insane...
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post #8 of 35
What about the extra power the card needs? Molex connector, maybe?
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post #9 of 35
Why oh why does stuff like this pop up when I'm ready to say goodbye to my faithful P4 in about 4-5 months?
    
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post #10 of 35
Err you know the AGP slots bandwidth really hasnt been exceeded, or if it has little at all.

PCI-E was just a buzz word i think, brings advantages for SLI etc.
But if your not using SLI, ie AGP then there is no performance drop, except from maybe the chip to convert PCI-E cards to AGP
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