Friday, February 16th 2007

GeCube Releases X1950XTX AGP Graphics Card with X-Turbo Cooling

GeCube Releases X1950XT AGP Graphics Card with X-Turbo Cooling

GeCube has launched a 256MB GDDR3 version of the ATI Radeon X1950XT graphics card for AGP 8X interface. According to GeCube the AGP 8X interface version of the card has the equal performance as the PCI-Express interface version. Based on ATI Radeon R580+(90nm) GPU and cooled by GECUBE's exclusive X-Turbo Thermo Electric Chip (TEC) cooling the card works at 648MHz, or can be slightly overclocked to 675MHz core speeds, while maintaing 70~80'C operating temps and 28dB noise levels. The X1950XT supports DirectX 9, Shader Model 3.0 and has 48 pixel pipelines. It also supports High Definition Content Protection (HDCP), Blu-ray, HD DVD, 1080i, and high-definition video output. For more detailed product information, please click here.

Source: GeCube
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28 Comments on GeCube Releases X1950XTX AGP Graphics Card with X-Turbo Cooling

#1
pt
not a suicide-bomber
damn, this guys (ati and nvidia) are stll fighting over agp at this rate, where going to have dx10 agp cards
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#2
teamtd11
will be a good way to get rid of the gpu's:cool:
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#3
Completely Bonkers
Wow! Now that's really interesting. I'd love to see some benchmarks comparing a similar CPU, PCIe vs. AGP and see JUST HOW MUCH FASTER the PCIe is, or not! And if not, then I'll be laughing my head off at all those peeps who keep bashing AGP. (And shed a little tear for all the money they spent upgrading). LOL :roll:
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#4
Batou1986
Where and When can i buy one seriously
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#5
Completely Bonkers
It's just been released. Expect 4 weeks until its in the retail channels. Be patient... it's coming...
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#6
Fleekar
So I guess this will trump the x1950pro and become the best agp card?
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#7
Lazzer408
I can't wait for the ISA version of the x1950 to come out so I can upgrade my 286.
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#8
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
Omg

Powered by ATI RADEON® RV580+ (90nm) GPU
A 90-nanometer process GPU, the debut of the unique processing architecture
256MB of 256-bit (512-bit Internal Ring Bus) GDDR3 memory
48 parallel pixel pipelines
Dual DVI (Double Dual Link) + HDTV + HDCP + D-sub support.
Exclusive X-Turbo Fan (TEC inside)
*TEC (Thermal electric Cooler) inside : TEC cools the X1950XT ASIC by electric controlling to its best operating condition besides the big fan coolers.
*With X-Turbo fan cooler: Easily to have 648MHz default core clock for 1950XT AGP board and Overdrive to 675MHz ASIC core maximum overclock margin.
*Satisfied thermal control device : 1950XTX level in core clock (648MHz X1950XTX original core clock) at only about 70°C or more while operating 3D in room temperature environment for reliability.
*OverDrive by ATI control panel
*Fan Control ( 2D 20Db-, 3D 28dB-) for silent cooling.
*Temperature monitoring : Utility to monitor ASIC temperature.
ATI’s Avivo™ technology connects to home entertainment devices and creates true-to-life image reproduction, and the smoothest video playback ever offered by ATI. Get high image fidelity with CRT and LCD displays, TVs, rear projection and plasma TVs, and projectors.
New ultra-threaded core 3D architecture with ATI’s revolutionary Avivo video and display technology to drive performance to new heights with incredible speed and intense 3D graphics.
Shader Model 3.0 features new High Dynamic Range visual effects, and enhances realism with adaptive anti-aliasing and lightening fast performance.
CATALYST™: Full Windows Vista LDDM support including Aero Glass visuals
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#9
Steevo
by: Completely Bonkers
Wow! Now that's really interesting. I'd love to see some benchmarks comparing a similar CPU, PCIe vs. AGP and see JUST HOW MUCH FASTER the PCIe is, or not! And if not, then I'll be laughing my head off at all those peeps who keep bashing AGP. (And shed a little tear for all the money they spent upgrading). LOL :roll:
There is minimal difference in performance.



The 8800GTX and or X2900XTX could possibly saturate the bus with the newer DX10 interface and a fast enough CPU. But we will see. The X1900XT and 7800GTX made little difference dropping down to 3X HT, thus limiting the PCI-E bus.


The more local memory and better caching will drop the amount of bandwidth useage, but possibly offloading physics to another card however.......
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#10
Steevo
by: Lazzer408
I can't wait for the ISA version of the x1950 to come out so I can upgrade my 286.
:laugh:


Just make sure to get the jumpers on the "uber card" position.
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#11
C.Ash
X1950XT for AGP??? Holy shit!

Truly this will be the most powerfull AGP graphics card ever created.
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#12
Lazzer408
by: Steevo
:laugh:


Just make sure to get the jumpers on the "uber card" position.
Right? I forgot about the jumpers. lol What IRQ should I be using? I don't want it to conflict with my 8bit soundcard! :laugh:

Oh dear... 2 steps forward 3 back. Anything to make a dollar right? I wonder if any system running agp can keep up with the x1950xtx anyways.
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#13
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Malware, this is an x1950XT, not an x1950XTX, might want to correct that in the headline. The extra X in the name following the x1950XT is actually GeCubes naming for their X-Series cards with the TEC cooling on them.
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#14
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
This is pretty awesome. I just hope its not outrageously priced, which face it, all video cards really are overpriced.
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#15
kakazza
by: Completely Bonkers
Wow! Now that's really interesting. I'd love to see some benchmarks comparing a similar CPU, PCIe vs. AGP and see JUST HOW MUCH FASTER the PCIe is, or not! And if not, then I'll be laughing my head off at all those peeps who keep bashing AGP. (And shed a little tear for all the money they spent upgrading). LOL :roll:
1-3% difference maybe. Anandtech has some benchmarks on that.
And I _AM_ an AGP basher myself although I have AGP.

And I'll laugh at YOU when you're trying to find good AGP boards for C2D.
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#16
evil bill
by: Lazzer408
I wonder if any system running agp can keep up with the x1950xtx anyways.
there are mobos with i865 or VIA chipsets that can run C2d with AGP. If I was mental enough to pay the money for it, I could install a P4 671 3.8Ghz on my PC (see spec box) and it would work just dandy with a X1950XT.
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#17
ktr
by: newtekie1
Malware, this is an x1950XT, not an x1950XTX, might want to correct that in the headline. The extra X in the name following the x1950XT is actually GeCubes naming for their X-Series cards with the TEC cooling on them.
the made the x's so close enough that ppl with think the card is a xtx-series....advertisement trick.

:laugh: :roll: :slap: :toast: :rockout: :banghead: :pimp: :cry: :twitch: :p :confused: :D :shadedshu :wtf: :eek: :rolleyes: :cool: ;) :)


also there is a chance for dx10 graphic cards on AGP interface. And the chance of one or two are pretty good.
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#18
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
by: ktr
the made the x's so close enough that ppl with think the card is a xtx-series....advertisement trick.

:laugh: :roll: :slap: :toast: :rockout: :banghead: :pimp: :cry: :twitch: :p :confused: :D :shadedshu :wtf: :eek: :rolleyes: :cool: ;) :)


also there is a chance for dx10 graphic cards on AGP interface. And the chance of one or two are pretty good.
Satisfied thermal control device : 1950XTX level in core clock (648MHz X1950XTX original core clock) at only about 70°C or more while operating 3D in room temperature environment for reliability.
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#19
InfDamarvel
by: kakazza
1-3% difference maybe. Anandtech has some benchmarks on that.
And I _AM_ an AGP basher myself although I have AGP.

And I'll laugh at YOU when you're trying to find good AGP boards for C2D.
AsRock Dual-Vsta
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#21
Completely Bonkers
by: kakazza
1-3% difference maybe. Anandtech has some benchmarks on that.
And I _AM_ an AGP basher myself although I have AGP.

And I'll laugh at YOU when you're trying to find good AGP boards for C2D.
You're right! I won't be looking for a C2D, but a Quad Core Kentsfield, which will run on any of the following mainboards:

4CoreDual-VSTA
775i65G
ConRoe865PE

And in the process, I'll have saved $200 on memory and $200 on a GPU.

It's also a GREAT UPGRADE for all the AMD users out there on AGP platforms.

:nutkick:
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#22
spectre440
by: pt
damn, this guys (ati and nvidia) are stll fighting over agp at this rate, where going to have dx10 agp cards
that's actually quite a good thing you know...
considering the fact that a sizeable chunck of the graphics card market is still AGP based.
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#23
InfDamarvel
Anyone wanna bring up the fact that is is gonna be expensive!!!
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#24
Makaveli
Damnit what is going on, First they say no more cards on AGP, then X1950Pro, now this.

we might indeed see a Dx10 AGP card.
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#25
anticlutch
by: kakazza
1-3% difference maybe. Anandtech has some benchmarks on that.
And I _AM_ an AGP basher myself although I have AGP.

And I'll laugh at YOU when you're trying to find good AGP boards for C2D.
If it's such a small difference why move on to PCI-E at all (apart from the companies making more money)?
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