Thursday, August 16th 2007

GECUBE First to Unveil AGP 8X Radeon HD 2400Pro

Video card manufacturer GECUBE unveiled yesterday its AGP 8X version of ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro. Codenamed GC-RX24PGA2-D3, the new RV610-powered card boasts 256MB of DDR2 memory, native DirectX 10/Shader Model 4.0 support and ATI's Universal Video Decoder. The card is already starting to hit the stores and costs a little under 65 Euros. GECUBE is also expected to introduce 512MB version of the card.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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20 Comments on GECUBE First to Unveil AGP 8X Radeon HD 2400Pro

#1
Weer
Is anyone still waiting for the ATi DX10 AGP cards?
They perform so poorly that you might aswell just get a 7600 GT.
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#2
Wile E
Power User
by: Weer
Is anyone still waiting for the ATi DX10 AGP cards?
They perform so poorly that you might aswell just get a 7600 GT.
This would be great in an HTPC, especially if you built it with leftover parts.
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#4
rih0
Im keeping my fingers crossed that well see a 2900 pro agp :P
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#5
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
by: Wile E
This would be great in an HTPC, especially if you built it with leftover parts.
Exactly! I don't think this card's target audience is hardcore or budget gamers but more of the Home Theatre enthusiast market. With a HDMI port that'd be pretty good. If only they could make it a half height card, they'd be onto something there.
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#6
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: rih0
Im keeping my fingers crossed that well see a 2900 pro agp :P
it will prob be bottlenecked by the cpu...
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#7
mak3nshi
by: pt
it will prob be bottlenecked by the cpu...
Not when one is using the ASRock motherboard that contains both agp & pci-e and with core 2 duo cpu support.
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#8
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: mak3nshi
Not when one is using the ASRock motherboard that contains both agp & pci-e and with core 2 duo cpu support.
then, he should get a 2900 pro pci-e :laugh:
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#9
rih0
I could be mistaken but dont the asrock motherboards only have pcie16 slot but it runs at x4 speeds?
And doesnt he cpu bottleneck disappear when the IQ is increased?
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#10
mdm-adph
by: Weer
Is anyone still waiting for the ATi DX10 AGP cards?
They perform so poorly that you might aswell just get a 7600 GT.
It's not about performance at all -- it's about untapped market potential. ;)
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#11
jydie
Wow, that cooler looks rather "beefy" for an entry level card. It isn't a passive setup, but if these cards allow for fan control I bet you can keep everything very cool with almost no noise.

I would have to agree with the person that thinks they should release these in a low-profile version... that would allow me to build a home theater system from parts in my old PCs.

Now, if they can just integrate these into the motherbaord while retaining the HD abilities... that would be a nice option for a new home theater PC. :)
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#12
InnocentCriminal
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by: jydie
Now, if they can just integrate these into the motherbaord while retaining the HD abilities... that would be a nice option for a new home theater PC.
All I'll say is, codename Fusion. ;) (It's an AMD project.)
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#13
rodneyhchef
I would be tempted to get one of these for my sister's computer. It'll be better than the 9550 it's got now I'd wager, and it's about as cheap as you can get for any card with ok performance, new or second hand.
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#14
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Most of Green and Reds less than top range cards are meant for HTPC or folks who dont really game like we do on this forum. Looks nice though, at least AGP is still being supported...
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#15
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
AGP can still stand up to PCIe 16x, or at least give it a bloody nose. ;)
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#16
Grings
i want one of these for a shuttle style cube pc i have laying about, with the cards uvd i could underclock the cpu so its silent, and still play hd movies
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#18
Grings
by: rih0
I could be mistaken but dont the asrock motherboards only have pcie16 slot but it runs at x4 speeds?
And doesnt he cpu bottleneck disappear when the IQ is increased?
youre thinking of the socket 775 one, their 939 uli based boards (939dualsata2 and 939dualvsta) had proper agp8x and pci-e16x (and they rocked)
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#19
InnocentCriminal
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Yeah... couldn't you use both slots at the same time or did I just make that up?
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#20
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
by: InnocentCriminal
Yeah... couldn't you use both slots at the same time or did I just make that up?
I heard a rumour that ULi were or in the process of making a patch to that u could use AGP & PCI-E at the same time. Im not too sure if they ever fully manage to implement it. though I also did hear that 1 or 2 people were running both AGP & PCI-E at the same time. god knows how...
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