HA! NVidia dx10 cards for agp?
It must be true, the Enquirer said so.....:biggrin:
"Nvidia plans DirectX 10 cards for AGP slot
G84 goes Geforce 8600xx AGP
By Fuad Abazovic: Thursday 22 February 2007, 12:14
NVIDIA'S GEFORCE 7600 GS, its AGP card, will get a new follower, cleverly codenamed G84 AGP.
This card will be a Direct X 10 chip aimed at AGP upgrade market, as you have not been able to buy new AGP systems for a while now.
It is an interesting choice as but shows the value of this legacy market. The card is scheduled for April and this means that AGP upgrade market will get a DirectX 10 after all.
Early Vista adopters have to be thrilled about it as it will give them a chance to keep their bellowed Nforce 2 motherboards and Athlon XP CPUs or simply good old Netburst Pentium 4 marchitecture.
The G84 is set to replace Geforce 7600 GS cards and these cards sell for around €100, which is not bad deal for an AGP card.
The AGP version is possible due to the fact that G84 chips are pin-to-pin compatible with Geforce 6600 and 7600, so there were no modifications required in order that AGP market gets its DirectX 10 card.
We wrote some details about this chip here. µ "
That's good news for alot of people who have some life left in their AGP systems.:biggrin:
I'm turning into an elitist already...:doh:
NIce i long since made the move to pcie but good news for sure.
I cant wait until the 8600 are out.
sweet.. i was thinking of upgrading to a c2d but with dx10 agp cards coming out I think I'll let my little p4 HT beast plunder forth!
AGP still has lots of life left in it. We still have yet to really overwhelm the bandwidth of AGP. Even the 8800GTX could theoretically run on the AGP bus, you'd just need even more power connectors. I wish I had not gotten the upgrade bug (disease) and I'd still be running my 3200+ Venice and MSI K8N NEO2 combo.
VR-Zone discovers plan to ditch the 88** agp format
This is from VR-Zone
"According to our sources, there will not be any AGP versions for GeForce 8 series because simply it can't support. Therefore all DX10 G80, G84 and G86 cards will be PCI Express based. Also NVIDIA has not revealed the official marketing name for G84 and G86 yet but there will be 2 SKUs for G84 and one SKU for G86 at launch. G84GTS (G84-300) and G84GT (G84-400) are slated for launch in April while G86 (G86-300) will launch later in May. Interesting, G86-300 is 128-bit like the G84 while the rest of the G86 variants are 64-bit."
VR-Zone is getting to be worse than the Inquirer....:dots:
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