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Airbrushkid 12-27-05 10:20 PM

Finally a XFX 6800 GS 256 mb AGP
 
http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/...ationId=118067

Auswak 12-28-05 03:04 AM

Re: Finally a XFX 6800 GS 256 mb AGP
 
EVGA posted Pre-Order last week with Free Quake 4

http://www.evga.com/articles/public.asp?AID=270

(xmasgrin)

JPack 12-28-05 04:29 AM

Re: Finally a XFX 6800 GS 256 mb AGP
 
XFX is advertising 350/1100, but the shipping product is 350/1000.

Superfly 12-28-05 05:08 AM

Re: Finally a XFX 6800 GS 256 mb AGP
 
is'nt the PCIe version clocked @ 480 on the core??

seems silly to buy a cut down AGP version.

Gentle 12-28-05 10:31 AM

Re: Finally a XFX 6800 GS 256 mb AGP
 
XFX has these listed on their website...

"XFX GeForce 6800 GS 256 MB DDR3 Extreme Edition" that is clocked at 450MHz.

"XFX GeForce 6800 GS 256 MB DDR3 XXX edition" that is clocked at 485MHz.

The standard AGP speed is 350MHz, as it is shown to be used by the eVGA product also.

This may be a design limitation. Does the AGP variant still rely on a HSI chip to translate from PCIe to AGP? If so, these produce lots of heat. Heat is one of the limiting factors for overclocking.

Still, it's a nice video card for the money.

Gentle

Superfly 12-28-05 10:35 AM

Re: Finally a XFX 6800 GS 256 mb AGP
 
the PCIe is a nice card for the money but the AGP version is pants by todays standards IMHO.

911medic 12-28-05 01:36 PM

Re: Finally a XFX 6800 GS 256 mb AGP
 
Wasn't the whole idea of the GS to make up for it's fewer pipes with higher core clockspeed? Having it clocked down to 350 puts it at a big disadvantage vs. the GT which it's supposed to replace.

JPack 12-28-05 07:05 PM

Re: Finally a XFX 6800 GS 256 mb AGP
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gentle
This may be a design limitation. Does the AGP variant still rely on a HSI chip to translate from PCIe to AGP? If so, these produce lots of heat. Heat is one of the limiting factors for overclocking.

No, it's using the classic NV40 -- no bridge.

The BIOS being shipped with the XFX 6800 GS AGP is fairly old - 5.40.02.15.10. Aluminum cooler as well.

jAkUp 12-28-05 07:08 PM

Re: Finally a XFX 6800 GS 256 mb AGP
 
Yea, no bridge chip, so it should save a few bucks.. compared to if it had the bridge chip.

nV`andrew 12-28-05 08:03 PM

Re: Finally a XFX 6800 GS 256 mb AGP
 
looks pretty neat, but my gfx card is still better :D

cvearl 12-29-05 12:44 AM

Re: Finally a XFX 6800 GS 256 mb AGP
 
If it is underclocked, SM3.0 and HDR modes in future games are gonna drag on those cards. In which case you would be better off getting an X800GTO or GTO2 IMO. Then you would have a faster card but sans 3.0/HDR but who cares at this juncture if you wont have the muscle to play in those detail settings.

Damn! Why underclocked! That just sucks.

C.

amenx 12-29-05 10:33 AM

Re: Finally a XFX 6800 GS 256 mb AGP
 
Are the GTO's in AGP? Dont think so.


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