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K007
08-14-05, 09:57 AM
I am just wondering..will we see AGP version of these cards? Reason why i am asking is i want to upgrade my video card, problem is my pc is a agp rig with a 6800GT and a 754 chip (A64 3200)...as far as the rest of the pc goes they are doing ok..but if i were to upgrade to a gf7 7800gtx/gt ill have to get a complete new chip/mobo...then there is sli :(...

Is AGP dead from now on? I remember looking at benchmarks on pci-e vs agp on both x800/6800 series..they hardly showed anything good..

Fotis
08-14-05, 10:02 AM
All the mobos coming out for the past year are pci-express so theres no point in making agp cards forever.Nvidia and Ati have many options if you want agp like 6800 and X800 series.
The industry has moved on!

K007
08-14-05, 10:25 AM
I am moving from 6800GT to 7800 series, probably get the GTX or GT..gotta wait for AUS to get there hands on the GT to see how much of a price gap it will be..but that means ill have to dump my cpu/mobo out...almost like getting a new pc ^^...was hoping just to upgrade from 6800GT to 7800GT/X on my current system.

Pandora's Box
08-14-05, 11:00 AM
Rumours have it that ATi may release an AGP version of R520. if that happens nvidia may just release an agp version of the 7800

superklye
08-14-05, 11:21 AM
Rumours have it that ATi may release an AGP version of R520. if that happens nvidia may just release an agp version of the 7800
They need to release the PCIe version of the r520 first, before I believe anything about an AGP version getting released...

kev13dd
08-14-05, 11:29 AM
I am moving from 6800GT to 7800 series, probably get the GTX or GT

Good choice. If I was going to the 7800 series card, I wouldn't go with any other 7800 series card besides the GTX or GT :angel:

K

Fotis
08-14-05, 12:04 PM
Rumours have it that ATi may release an AGP version of R520. if that happens nvidia may just release an agp version of the 7800
I have my doupts if Ati will release another agp version card.We might have seen an old roadmap showing an R520 agp card but a lot has happened since then, like the R520 delay which limits even more the window for an agp version.
Anyway I hope the agp people get their wish. :)

XP_GUN
08-14-05, 12:44 PM
well as of right now I have no money to spend and love my 6800GT. Ill be upgrading my system next summer, this summer I have disited to take a year off of buying a new Graphics Card since I would need to upgrade my system to pci express just to use the 7800GTX. ;)

5150 Joker
08-14-05, 01:01 PM
http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/1050/agpdead25vq.jpg


BTW according to Anandtech's price guide, an AGP version might take several more weeks before it surfaces.

keith33
08-14-05, 01:41 PM
They need to release the PCIe version of the r520 first, before I believe anything about an AGP version getting released...

QFT

Shaitan
08-14-05, 03:01 PM
Most peeps are using agp m/bs tho. And will be for awhile yet. So imho it would be stupid to have only PCI Express 7800s. Way more agp m/b users right now. So the money would be there for sales of agp 7800s. From an investment standpoint, it makes no sense that there are no 7800s for agp. I myself won`t be making the switch to a 64 bit hardware PCI Express system, till I have a 64 bit o/s that rocks. I will prolly be getting an nVidia 8000. lol

kev13dd
08-14-05, 03:14 PM
I have my doupts if Ati will release another agp version card.We might have seen an old roadmap showing an R520 agp card but a lot has happened since then, like the R520 delay which limits even more the window for an agp version.
Anyway I hope the agp people get their wish. :)

Why not? I mean common- ATI has lost the PCI-E market. All they have left is their AGP dominance :p

K

Mr. Nice
08-14-05, 07:21 PM
Most peeps are using agp m/bs tho.While that is true, "most peeps" don't buy graphics cards which cost $400+ plus either ;).
Basically top end parts like the 7800GT(X) sell in comparatively few numbers compared to "mass market" cards like the 6600GT and lower (and even those don't even touch the "sale" of onboard graphics ;)). So while a 7x00 card may well appear on AGP, it won't be the 7800GT(X)'s, it will be a mid/low end board priced down where the 6600GT was when launched.

CKTurbo128
08-14-05, 10:43 PM
According to AnandTech, there may be an AGP GeForce 7800 GT:

The 7800GTX has a little brother, 7800GT, which will also launch and ship next week. Our sources indicate there will be copious amounts of PCIe 7800GT cards first, and AGP versions will follow much later. Like with other recent video card launches, the AGP cards will also probably carry a premium at first.

Source: AnandTech: Price Guides August 2005: Motherboards (http://www.anandtech.com/guides/showdoc.aspx?i=2490)