1: AGP supported by Carl AS Rock
Weathers and 512 mb
HD 3850 does indeed run Crysis flawlessly on 1024 x 768 resolution.
2: 3D Mark 2005 is the AGP of 3d Mark and regardless my AGP
is currently DOMINATING PCI-E 7800, even with SLI, and is equal to most single card PCI-E 8800 generation solutions. Back when the 8800 PCI-E cards were first released you all were saying you had the superior product, but AGP has now proven this was not the case.
3: The only thing that matters is downstrean, and downstream AGP bus DOMINATES, the argument that there shouldn't be high end cards for AGP because AGP doesn't have the capability is as that English car guy always says, absolute rubbish!
The HD 3850, Core 2 Duo (French) & Carl AS Rock Weathers offers full capability for AGP, and the real reason there are currently no HD 4870 cards is because the political & social elite of PCI-E are jealous of AGP and don't want it's superiority to show. That said, in a year or two there will be an AGP 4870 card and AGP will then be shown to be on par with the PCI-E GTX 260 & 280 generation.