Gecube launches "fastest" AGP graphics card;a DX10 AGP board also coming!

By Rage_3K_Moiz ยท 10 replies
Mar 18, 2007
  1. GeCube demonstrated a new X1950XT AGP card at CeBIT 2007. They also said that they will be releasing DirectX 10 graphic cards based on the RV610 and RV630. Check it all out here.
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,484   +45

    that's funny, i always though agp was an old technology like steam driven engines. why are they still pushing this forward. in the next 10 years pci 16 wont even exist, this thread not even worth discussing.
  3. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    Um... what's the good reason for keeping this old tech around? :p
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 5,443   +38

    AGP may be old in the US and the like, but elsewhere it's pretty much still the standard. PCI-Express is not that heavily advertised in China and the Middle East, where a large market for these products exists. So AGP is still quite strong there. Even the article mentions this, so I do think it's worth discussing.
  5. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Besides the dual graphics (SLI and crossfire), there was no need to get rid of AGP. 8800GTXs don't even use AGP8X's full bandwidth.

    The assassination of AGP was one of the stupidest things that happened in the computer world in 2004.
  6. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    Evidence/proof of claim?
  7. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    I agree. PCIe X16 offers little performance gain. It really was pointless. Well not really motherboard and video card manufactures got plenty of our money. Not that thats a good thing.
  8. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    First off I am not so sure I would call it an assination. I mean the whole point of this topic is announcing the manufacture of AGP DX10 cards etc.

    Secondly, you are familiar with the computer industry right? Things are always changing, improving and being updated. Things go old, sometimes before they need to (Northwood to Prescott is a prime example)

    Lastly, why such a beef with PCIe? It is still slowly being implemented, so it is no like you have to run out and get and new motherboard and video card this second, so what if you have to change things up in a few years. If that offends you then the PC industry is not for you. And the PCIe interface is not a bad one, it is failrly cheap for mobo manufactuers, so that is good news for the consumer.
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 5,443   +38

    Ditto AtK_SpAdE. I just wanted to inform everyone who have an AGP slot/card that they don't need to update as soon as they think/are told they should.
  10. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    I think now that since PCIe has begun anyway AGP should go.
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 5,443   +38

    That's difficult methinks, especially due to the cost involved in upgrading since a new mobo with a PCI-E slot and card usually needs a new processor and RAM.
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