Sapphire to release two new Radeon AGP cards

By Justin Mann on
Despite still being the most common type of video card found in desktops today, the availability of AGP cards has been declining steadily since the introduction of PCI-Ex. Manufacturers and retailers haven't abandoned them, though, and today Sapphire announced two ATI-based AGP cards. They are based on the Radeon X1650 and X1300XT chipsets. Both sport 256MB of GDDR3, though the X1300 also has a 512MB model with DDR2. The X1650 has a corespeed of 590MHz and a memory speed of 690MHz, along with dual DVI and TV out. The X1300 is slightly slower, with a core clock of 500MHz and memory clock of 500MHz, 400MHz for the DDR2 version.

Both of the cards are expected to be pretty reasonably priced, probably around $150 and $100, though exact pricing and availability haven't been made available yet.

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