Friday, January 11th 2008

GECUBE Launches AGP HD 3850

GECUBE today announced the best ever performance levels for systems using the industry standard AGP bus, an exciting new series of Radeon HD3850 utilizing 256-bit 512MB GDDR3 memory, combining the latest graphics architectures with Unified Shader support for Shader Model 4.0 and the forthcoming DirectX 10.1, high performance and exceptional value for your money.

The HD3850 512MB GDDR3 AGP architecture shares the 320 stream processors and 512-bit internal ring bus memory controller of the previous high-end GECUBE HD 2900 models together with multiple rendering units and a programmable tessellation unit to deliver outstanding graphics performance. Now manufactured in a new 55nm process technology, the GPU in the HD 3850 series delivers this performance with lower power consumption and at lower cost than previous generations. A new feature known as ATI PowerPlay actively reduces power consumption depending on loading.

The HD3850 AGP series incorporate the latest ATI Avivo HD Technology for enhanced Video display and feature a built in UVD (Unified Video decoder) for the hardware accelerated decoding of Blu-ray and HD DVD content for both VC-1 and H.264 codecs, considerably reducing CPU loading, deliver a better quality home theatre viewing experience than most consumer systems.

GECUBE HD3850 graphics cards are Microsoft Windows Vista Premium certified and supported by the ATI Catalyst suite of software, ensuring customers have ongoing access to software updates for performance, stability and added features. Support for DirectX 10.1 provides developers with access to enhanced programming techniques and new lighting effects.

The GECUBE HD3850 512MB GDDR3 AGP card will enable users to get the most out of their gaming experiences and is DX10.1 ready bringing cost effective high performance graphics to the mainstream and enthusiast markets.Source: GECUBE
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20 Comments on GECUBE Launches AGP HD 3850

#1
Xaser04
by: Jimmy 2004


The HD3850 512MB GDDR3 AGP architecture shares the 320 stream processors and 512-bit internal ring bus memory controller of the previous high-end GECUBE HD 2900 models
Didn't the HD2900 have a 1024 bit internal ring bus memory controller which was 512bit external (ie the 512bit memory interface)?
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#2
Johnny5
by: Xaser04
Didn't the HD2900 have a 1024 bit internal ring bus memory controller which was 512bit external (ie the 512bit memory interface)?
I wonder if this will fit in a shuttle with a 240watt power supply?
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#4
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: Johnny5
I wonder if this will fit in a shuttle with a 240watt power supply?
negative el capatan!
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#5
InnocentCriminal
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If it's longer & taller than the X1950 Pro then I highly doubt it'd fit in any of the G series. I'm hoping it won't be taller, longer I could deal with.
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#6
SK-1
Would this card be bottlnecked by a P4 2.66 ?
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#7
InnocentCriminal
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I would have thought so. Depends on the rest of the system as well.
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#8
intel igent
Sweet! Another 1 but The question still remains....

Where the heck do we buy these things?

I want 1 and I want it NOW! :)
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#9
Morgoth
i go fo sapphira or his...
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#10
Silverel
Visiontek released a 3850 512 w/gddr4. dual slot cooler. It's on newegg for 199$ Someone reviewed it beating out an 8800gts at 16x12 resolutions...

It makes me hungry.
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#11
mdm-adph
by: Silverel
Visiontek released a 3850 512 w/gddr4. dual slot cooler. It's on newegg for 199$ Someone reviewed it beating out an 8800gts at 16x12 resolutions...

It makes me hungry.
Wow -- I've heard. The GECUBE 512 MB HD 3850 (with their dual-slot cooler) matches a 3870 in most benches I've seen. It's a damn good card, apparently -- a little pricier than a stock 3850, but still not bad (around $200).
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#12
rhythmeister
by: InnocentCriminal
If it's longer & taller than the X1950 Pro then I highly doubt it'd fit in any of the G series. I'm hoping it won't be taller, longer I could deal with.
If it helps at all my HD 3870 is EXACTLY the same size as the x1950 that it replaced :toast:
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#13
Mad-Matt
Id want to know if it comes with a suitable vista driver to work on agp systems using nForce 2/3 , via, uli chipsets in order to make use of its dx10 functions else its probably cheaper to get 1950pro instead. currently my x800 (with nf2 chipset) doesnt work with any driver other than cat 7.7 (which wont support this new card). 7.12 almost works in xp but gl driver doesnt work so have to use 7.7 in xp too.

might be useful to get the older machine upto speed with this card so that its still a useful box for lan games.
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#14
InnocentCriminal
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by: rhythmeister
If it helps at all my HD 3870 is EXACTLY the same size as the x1950 that it replaced :toast:
I freakin' loves you dude! :toast:

by: Mad-Matt
Id want to know if it comes with a suitable vista driver to work on agp systems using nForce 2/3 , via, uli chipsets in order to make use of its dx10 functions...
I've said the exact samething in either the Sapphire or PowerColour thread relating to their AGP cards. I read somewhere that Sapphire's 3850 will be on a 512bit bus. Hard to believe, but freakin' awesome if it is true. I'll look for that now...

UPDATE: Wait, I'm wrong, bloody memory of mine. It was Hexus.net that said it'd have a 512MB frame buffer, not memory bus. Wanky ball piss.

If y'interested here was the news article.
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#15
15th Warlock
What a sad joke, still no cards available for purchase, I want to setup my HTPC already :(
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#16
eidairaman1
i wouldnt buy from Gecube, when you get a Defective Card they want to to deal with the Retailer that you bought the card from, Honestly id rather deal with the maker of the board for RMAs than the retailer that sold me the board
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#17
eidairaman1
by: Mad-Matt
Id want to know if it comes with a suitable vista driver to work on agp systems using nForce 2/3 , via, uli chipsets in order to make use of its dx10 functions else its probably cheaper to get 1950pro instead. currently my x800 (with nf2 chipset) doesnt work with any driver other than cat 7.7 (which wont support this new card). 7.12 almost works in xp but gl driver doesnt work so have to use 7.7 in xp too.

might be useful to get the older machine upto speed with this card so that its still a useful box for lan games.
Unified Remix 11.16 /11.15.5
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#18
InnocentCriminal
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Could you elaborate on the Unified Remix 11.16 /11.15.5 please?
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#19
eidairaman1
oops, mybad they are drivers for XP and 64, not Vista, wouldnt be suprised if a remix is in works for Vista as 11.17s or 12 drivers.
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#20
suraswami
Anyone know whether HIS is also going to release such card with their popular exhaust cooler? I would buy HIS in that case.
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