Albatron Unveils Three PCI-Based GeForce 8 Series Graphics Cards
Albatron has just announced three GeForce 8 series graphics cards that will utilize the venerable PCI interface:
"Albatron Technology recently unveiled three new "PCI" graphics cards at Computex 2008. You read it right - "PCI" and not "PCI Express"! The PCI8600GT-256X, the PCI8500GT-256X and the PCI8400GS-256 are all VGAs that retrofit recent GeForce 8 Series graphics onto older PCI technology. These cards all offer a significant graphics boost along with dual monitor capabilities for an entire generation of integrated-graphics, PCI-only mainboards.
Millions of existing Mainboards without AGP or PCI Express
It's a little known fact that there have been millions of Mainboards mass produced in the last 7 years with AGP and PCI Express slots left off in favor of integrated graphics only. Although these mainboards have the traditional PCI-slots, they have been deprived of a chance to upgrade to the latest graphics technology which is almost exclusively for PCI Express these days. The best alternative to experience the latest graphics was for a complete systems overhaul - that is, until now.
Albatron has answered the call with its PCI based VGA cards featuring recent NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series graphics technology. These cards allow these mainboards a chance to make a significant jump from integrated graphics without investing time and money in a whole new system."
But.... do they have SLI connectors? lol. I wonder if the PCI bus can even get close to fast enough for something like that. It would definitely be interesting though. Image that old POS system with 4-5 unused PCI slots.... now imagine Tri-sli with a physX card in the same system. lmao.... im dreaming but it Would be awsome.