Monday, November 24th 2008

BFG Offers Some AGP Owners Free Upgrade to PCI Express Graphics Card

If you're still one of the few owners of an old AGP video card made by BFG Tech, here's what. As of today, BFG Tech is offering those AGP owners to trade in their current working AGP BFG graphics card for a BFG PCI Express graphics card. BFG only requires your BFG AGP card to come in good, working condition, and they'll send the PCI-E equivalent at no cost to you. If you want to upgrade to an even better performing card, add $50 and you have it. Please note, that the offer is for U.S. customers only. The chart below shows BFG AGP cards and their closest PCI Express equivalent. Find more information here.

Source: BFG Tech
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77 Comments on BFG Offers Some AGP Owners Free Upgrade to PCI Express Graphics Card

#1

this may sound good and all, but in the then end costs much more to the end user.

the user has to invest in a different processor, motherboard and RAM .

anyways very thoughtful of BFG.
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DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: wolf2009
this may sound good and all, but in the then end costs much more to the end user.

the user has to invest in a different processor, motherboard and RAM .

anyways very thoughtful of BFG.
They might not necessarily need a new cpu, some boards come as S775 and AM2. Although this would be good for those who are thinking about upgrading and can get a better gpu for free while moving to pci-e.
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#3
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
think of the other end of the deal...

WTF are they gonna do with a mountain of AGP cards?
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#4
Homeless
if pny did this i would jump right on board
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#5
mdm-adph
by: fitseries3
think of the other end of the deal...

WTF are they gonna do with a mountain of AGP cards?
Claim them as charitable contributions at 3x what they're worth?

On the other hand, if you were planning on doing an upgrade from an old AGP system anyway, this is actually a pretty cool deal.
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#6
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Please note, that the offer is for U.S
That is why Id rather get a cheaper Inno3d or a Palit
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#7
Sasqui
I think this is one frikking awesome thing for them to do.
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#8
jydie
Heck, this is a wonderful deal!! Unfortunately, I do not own any BFG video cards.
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#9
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: fitseries3
think of the other end of the deal...

WTF are they gonna do with a mountain of AGP cards?
Bin them I guess. Since this is about improving the companies image they don't care if they make a loss as long as people associate BFG as that company that gave them a free card, in otherwords a PR stunt.
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#10
EastCoasthandle
Maybe I missed it but are these PCIe video cards brand new?
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#11
Katanai
Yeah they have such big hearts. lol They most probably desperately need those cards, that's why they are doing this. If you have stuff like life time warranty written on some of your products stuff like this happens. They give those PCIE cards "away" because they couldn't convince someone else to trade in their AGP cards. Why do you think they have to be in working condition? Eh?
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#12
lemonadesoda
Where's the catch?

This is one heck of a deal by BFG. Not really sure it makes economic sense to them except for some free marketing and perhaps some brand loyalty? Perhaps they have a lot of stock they need to shift, and hope that most peeps will go for the $50 upgrade.

Or

Perhaps those terms and conditions require you to buy a new motherboard to get the AGP swap deal. Anyone applied for it, and received a copy of the terms and conditions?
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#13
DarkMatter
I have the impression Katanai is spot on. Maybe it even costs them more to support those AGP cards than giving the new ones away.
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#14
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
by: fitseries3
think of the other end of the deal...

WTF are they gonna do with a mountain of AGP cards?
Melt them down and reuse them?

I don't see how they can afford this. Marketing is the only reason I can see. So that the next person you tell to be a video card from would be from them.
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#15
kid41212003
I think, this mean, they will end supports for all the AGP GeForce 6/7.
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#16
Pings
Yes! I have a BFG 6800 Ultra OC AGP, and I just happen to be building a HTPC. I was going to buy a real cheap ATI 3450 for around 50 bucks. Now I'm gona be getting the BFG 9800 GT OC. For the same price!
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#17
niko084
Sweet a friend of mine has a 6800 and wants to build a new comp, now I can talk him into doing it!
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#18
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: lemonadesoda
Where's the catch?

This is one heck of a deal by BFG. Not really sure it makes economic sense to them except for some free marketing and perhaps some brand loyalty? Perhaps they have a lot of stock they need to shift, and hope that most peeps will go for the $50 upgrade.

Or

Perhaps those terms and conditions require you to buy a new motherboard to get the AGP swap deal. Anyone applied for it, and received a copy of the terms and conditions?
Why does there have to be a catch ? Maybe they are getting rid of cards that arn't selling and getting thier name out there. As for the old cards they just bin them and they save themselves a little more money than if they kept all the new cards :confused:
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#19
imperialreign
by: fitseries3
think of the other end of the deal...

WTF are they gonna do with a mountain of AGP cards?
I get the strange feeling they'll somehow be converted to a hefty tax write-off . . . it's that time of year for business to make some "investments" that'll cover their butts in the next few months.

The cards going out can probably be written-off as charitable donations, the AGP cards can probably be parted and sent out for recycling (another tax-break) . . . the coolers can probably come off and be sent for scrap metal, plastics can be melted down for recycling . . .


there's something that will go on behind the scenes, but we'll never know it.


It's still an awesome deal on their part, though.
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#20
ShadowFold
I have a BFG 6200 OC AGP can I get a 8400GS :p
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#21
Pings
"If your current BFG 6x Series or 7x Series AGP card is NOT currently registered, please register"

Just sign up, and let them know what card you have. They will let you know whats up.
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#22
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Wow those are hell of a bad ass upgrades for an AGP card. Wish I was still in the same boat.
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#23
spearman914
by: fitseries3
think of the other end of the deal...

WTF are they gonna do with a mountain of AGP cards?
They're gonna return it to the company's the got it from and claim they made a 2 GHz+ Core OC on each one.
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#24
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
by: lemonadesoda
Where's the catch?

This is one heck of a deal by BFG. Not really sure it makes economic sense to them except for some free marketing and perhaps some brand loyalty? Perhaps they have a lot of stock they need to shift, and hope that most peeps will go for the $50 upgrade.

Or

Perhaps those terms and conditions require you to buy a new motherboard to get the AGP swap deal. Anyone applied for it, and received a copy of the terms and conditions?
It's all the rehashes nVIDIA wanted to get out isn't it?! I mean, they're probably going to shift all the old stock they don't need. I'd be in the money (so to speak) if Sapphire did this with ATi AGP cards. I have at least 3.
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#25
Valdez
poor americans... what's the average monthly income in the US?

In Hungary it is 500-600 usd/month.

Lowest price for a 4870/512 in Hungary: 347 usd
Lowest price on newegg.com for 4870/512: 239 usd

So i don't think they need such actions like this...
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