Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by fdxd, 10 Jan 2006.
That's good news!
It certainly is good news. PCI-E is obviously the future, but AGP isn't redundant. I have a clawhammer 3700, hardly a bad chip, yet In the future I might not be able to get the most out of It simply because ATI/Nvidia refuse to manufacure AGP. It's nice to know that I still have a viable upgrade should I want to change my X800.
Anyone know how this will affect prices of AGP boards?
Interesting, wasn't long back that Nvidia said the 7800 GS was just for developers, and would not be brought out, wonder why the change around, mind you it doesn't actually say there if this is what Nvidia are saying, but they did state before that it was not going to be produced as said, was a big thread on it not long back.
Would be good news for those still stuck on AGP if they have actually changed their minds now.
Nice, But I'd be suprised if a 7800GS would be much quicker than a 6800Ultra.
Good for people still on 9800Pro's and 6600's - Probabaly not worth it for people on 6800's already.
i reckon it is - my 6800nu at 128mb struggles and i cant be bothered to buy a new pc just need a new gfx card - and the x850xtpe is too expensive - may aswell upgrade everything at the price of a x850xtpe
nvidia should make quite a bit from this, theres lots of people that are 9800's n 6600's etc, means there is alot of people who will want to upgrade,
Heres the thread here was the PCI-E version they said would not be coming out, no word on AGP there so could be i guess.
ah this is great news, i have a 9800pro and am in a bit of limbo as i want a noticeable performance boost when i upgrade which i dont think i will see that much in new games if i go to a 6800x variety...
also anyone got any specs on this?
how will it compare to the 7800gt pcie card?
does gs = less pipelines like it does in the case of 6800gs vs 6800gt
It's expected to have 16 pipelines and be based on the same core as the 7800GT/7800GTX
You say the x850xtpe is too expensive but what kind of price do you think this will be at when it comes out on agp??? If a 6800gs is at £190 I think 7800's will be a fair bit more. 2nd hand 6800 ultras go for over £200.
Seeing as any AGP 7800GS would be the quickest AGP card on the market, they could easily charge £300+ for it and people would still buy it.
Like many I am still stuck on AGP.
What Nvidia need to realise is that AGP users can sell their mobo+ram+gfx card for about the same as it costs to buy a PCI-X mobo + DDR2 ram.
If the AGP 7800GS would cost @ least around the same as a PCI-X 7800GT it would not be worth it for most people to upgrade (for me I can get £195 for my old hardware and that will buy a decent mobo + DDR2 ram). As I still have to fund the new gfx card why should I bother with an older now inferior technology?
This should be priced around the £150 mark & certainly no higher than £200 tops but I fear Nvidia will probably have it for £350 + citing the high cost of the PCI-X to AGP bridge components.
my guess is that it's going to be about the £250 mark, probably more. Wish they had announced this sooner, just ordered an opty 165. Ah well never mind!
Alot of people cant or dont want to get rid of their old motherboard, but want more performance in games, so will buy an AGP card that costs £300+. Upgrading a motherboard, installing a new OS etc is beyond most consumer PC users skill, shoving in a new card isn't. There is still a massive market for high end AGP cards I reckon.
wicked was thinking of replacing 6800gt but that would have meant £100 on top for a new MB , so if its a decent price i might be persuaded, how long will will they take to arrive ?
cool, should see a nice boost going from a 9800pro eh
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