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Darkfalz
03-25-06, 05:15 PM
I honestly thought it was a slightly faster 6600 GT with transparency AA. I had no idea it was twice as fast! I won't be happy in a month or so seeing 7600 GT AGP cards at the computer market for like $50 more than I just bought the 6600 GT for.

Oh well, I should just enjoy my new card :D

snowmanwithahat
03-25-06, 05:53 PM
does anyone know for sure if it really is coming out for agp? because i don't see the sense in it, they already hve the 7800 GS which performs almost exactly the same as a 7600 GT, so why make a 7600 GT agp? they might make a GS, but that's going to be worse than the GT if they do make it, right now it just doesn't make sense for them to release another AGP card, between the 6800 GS, 6600 GT, and 7800 GS, they have all the segments of the AGP market covered, other than extremely high end, which they won't cater to

Darkfalz
03-25-06, 08:19 PM
There's no way there won't be an AGP version after the success of the 6600 GT AGP. Do you think they'll waste their bridge chip?

snowmanwithahat
03-25-06, 10:09 PM
There's no way there won't be an AGP version after the success of the 6600 GT AGP. Do you think they'll waste their bridge chip?

but why, the 7600 GT compares to the 6800 GS in performance, there's already products filling that market space, they'd lose money by putting more research into bridging down a 7600 GT, in fact, the 7600 GT beats 7800 GS's... why would they bridge it down for a midrange, my bet is that it just won't happen, i'll eat my words if it does, but i bet it won't

Darkfalz
03-25-06, 10:46 PM
Because they know people would rather buy a 7600 GT AGP than a 7800 "GS" for sure.

agentkay
03-25-06, 10:52 PM
The 7600GT is also 90nm (tons of cores per waffer), needs less power and a cheaper heatsink. The 6800GS was only introduced to get rid of the last NV40 cores IMO.