Friday, October 26th 2007

Sapphire Adds AGP TO HD 2000 Series

First to bring the latest AMD graphics architectures to the industry standard AGP bus for desktop graphics, leading supplier Sapphire Technology is now shipping AGP versions of several of its HD 2000 series products. First to be available is the Sapphire HD 2600 PRO AGP which will be shortly followed by the XT version and HD 2400 models.

Bringing the latest ATI RadeonTM HD 2000 series architecture to the AGP bus for the first time, the Sapphire HD 2600 PRO AGP delivers fast gaming performance to the upgrade market together with industry-leading image quality and crystal clear High Definition digital video. With 120 stream processors and 24 Unified Shader pipelines the HD 2600 PRO AGP is unrivalled in its class and delivers an impressive set of image quality features like simultaneous HDR with adaptive anti-aliasing and a palette of over one billion colours. The Sapphire HD 2600 PRO AGP will enable users to get the most out of their gaming experiences and is DX10 ready.

The Sapphire HD 2600 PRO natively supports HDCP and features the highly acclaimed ATI Avivo HD Technology for High Definition video and display, delivering a better quality home theatre viewing experience than most consumer systems.

Sapphire's graphics cards are Microsoft Windows Vista certified and supported by the ATI Catalyst Software Suite, ensuring customers have easy and ongoing access to software updates for performance, stability and added features.

For more details please visit www.sapphiretech.comSource: Sapphire
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16 Comments on Sapphire Adds AGP TO HD 2000 Series

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I'l be the first one to say that this will cost more then the PCi-E versions
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#3
jocksteeluk
things catered to select markets usually are more expensive but AGP users should be happy a major company is still churning out new products for them. Kudos to AMD.
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#4
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: jocksteeluk
things catered to select markets usually are more expensive but AGP users should be happy a major company is still churning out new products for them. Kudos to AMD.
maybe so. but i wasnt too happy when i went down my local hardware hut looking for a AGP BLiss 7900GS+ only to find out that they were more expensive then a X1900XTX which was the top card at the time. select or not. you dont see people selling an P3 or an XP Athlon CPU for 400quid
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#5
rhythmeister
by: FreedomEclipse
maybe so. but i wasnt too happy when i went down my local hardware hut looking for a AGP BLiss 7900GS+ only to find out that they were more expensive then a X1900XTX which was the top card at the time. select or not. you dont see people selling an P3 or an XP Athlon CPU for 400quid
AGP cards like these have Rialto bridge chips and are to be expected to cost more than their PCI-E counterparts; more components=greater cost unfortunately :(
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#6
Morgoth
ok i wait for hd2950pro 1gb agp version :D
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#7
Pinchy
....These AGP 2600's have been out for a while havent they :confused:.

I remember them being here over a month ago.
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#8
Grings
by: Pinchy
....These AGP 2600's have been out for a while havent they :confused:.

I remember them being here over a month ago.
Sapphire is the bit thats new, i think those were gecube ones before
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#9
mdm-adph
Visiontek's had some out too. I almost want one of these things, but I've heard they're full of problems (mostly stemming from ATI's drivers).
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#10
Pinchy
Oh man,

I was just thinking about getting one of these.....and my old AGP computers motherboards northbridge just fried :eek:
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#11
panchoman
Sold my stars!
sapphire FTW, by far the current best ati card maker out there. keep up the great work sapphire :Toast:
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#12
Morgoth
so anny one know if sapphire got plans dual version for hd2600? or a hd2950pro ?
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#13
panchoman
Sold my stars!
you mean like the dual x1950pro?
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#15
panchoman
Sold my stars!
lol, well with the new dual core gpu's coming up from ati, i dont think sapphire will be trying any more dual gpu cards, the dual x1950 pro is freaking huge..
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#16
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Img lad to see companies still supporting AGP. IT was a champ in its day and kicked it out like none other. REgretfully, I say that in the near future, they may want to quit supporting it. By then, it will be too costly and keep the prices up when they should be lower.
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