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News AGP is back from the dead. Again.

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 4 Sep 2007.

  1. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    According to Digitimes, it appears it might be.

    However considering Nvidia's past launches in October and November and there have been some reports of silicon already being run off, I'd suggest "highly likely".
  2. herbs

    herbs Nobody but us chickens

    7 May 2001
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    I have 4 pcs running and all of them are agp mobos, My fastest cpu is the sempron 2800+ so a ati2400 or ati2600 agp card for my mediacentre would be nice to help with the HDTV content. I know ebuyer have been selling an ati 2400 on agp for a month now, I was seriously tempted.
  3. Warrior_Rocker

    Warrior_Rocker Holder of the sacred iron

    26 Jun 2005
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    although it is increasingly harder to find and source agp hardware does not mean it is out of date or archaic or anything of the sort. AGP had a great run as the primary bus for graphics. Remember those first boards that came out with AGP, how cool it was. I like most still have quite a few boxes running AGP and although we may not be upgrading I will not be paperweighting my older equipment.
  4. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

    11 Apr 2007
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    :jawdrop: Why was I not informed?
    Oh fudge nuggets... almost trade up time, so soon? :wallbash:
  5. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

    3 Dec 2006
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    Unfortunately, with the implementation of HDCP, you'd need a new monitor, GFX card AND Vista to play either HD format. :sigh:

    not even my high end rig does HD direct yet (no drive, and my 30" doesn't do HDCP)
  6. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    You don't need Vista, just a player like PowerDVD 7 Ultra. I've run HDCP BD and HD stuff on XP before.
  7. tk421

    tk421 Idiot.

    15 Jan 2002
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    agp was never dead. just hard to find.

    a year and a half ago when i upped from a 9600pro to my x850pro i was amazed.
    since my monitor is only 1280x768, games still play fine.

    with a new wife and daughter, i can not afford to build a new pc at all. especially not for gaming. $250 to $300 for a video card, i might be able to scrounge for. and it would probably hold up my system until my monitor dies, and i get to buy something in the 24" range.
  8. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    If Nvidia brings out the 9800, would AMD/ATi sue?

    Seems like the sorta thing they'd do at the moment.
  9. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg What's a Dremel?

    26 May 2005
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    You know they would, it'll just be a 9801gtx.
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