Could we see a 7600 GT and 7900 GT for AGP?

By Justin Mann on April 18, 2006, 10:47 AM
The dying AGP slot is a bone of contention among manufacturers and consumers, with low prices on the good hand and an aging technology on the other. As many people already have boards with AGP in them and don't want to replace their entire systems just to play a newer game, getting an infusion of new life in the form of the GeForce would be nice.. nVidia's partners might be offering in the near future both the 7600 GT and the 7900 GT (based on the newest nVidia line).

A few months ago, rumors abounded about Diamond Multimedia crafting a higher end AGP card, but the rumors turned out to be false when only a PCI-Ex version was made available. However, when someone is sitting on say an 875 motherboard sporting a 3.2GHz P4 and 2 gigs of RAM, a switch to PCI-Ex might be more painful than others can realize. The up and coming 7800 GS shows that the complaints aren't going unheard, and from a market standpoint it makes a lot of sense. A 7900 GT for AGP? That would be something.

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Kaleid said:
AGP has been abandoned way too early.
DragonMaster said:
I think there are (rare) 875 mobos with PCI-Express. It's sure that it would be better to keep the mobo, but at the same time, you have a lot bigger selection of cards available.
crossfire851 said:
[b]Originally posted by Kaleid:[/b][quote]AGP has been abandoned way too early.[/quote]I don't think so and if you really think about it if upgrade that AGP to a PCI-e board, then it will do you a favor if you really think about it.
Julio said:
Apparently the problem is not with the mainboard or chipset support but the fact that the GPUs have to be designed for either of the two (AGP or PCI Express). Making it less appealing to card makers to invest that kind of money (not that I like it).
andreuy1980 said:
Well, there is a card with a 7900GT gpu but they call it 7800GS+ (24 pipelines)from Gainward,also Leadtex has a 7900GS (20 pipelines) so AGP is not so dead!
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