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PowerColor HD 4770 AGP Gets Listed, Fastest AGP Card in the Making?

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  1. btarunr

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    ATI looks to be still in the mood to cater to the dying breed of AGP motherboard users. A Radeon HD 4770 graphics card made by PowerColor surfaced on Amazon.com (model: 1A1-G000004992), that boasts of support for the AGP interface, although a picture of the PCI-E variant accompanies it. The store claims it to be in stock, and priced at US $99, although PowerColor's website has no trace of it. We are in the process of finding out more about this card.

    If indeed PowerColor made such a card, AGP users have something to rejoice: the fastest AGP accelerator, one that puts them into the current-generation of GPUs. The card features 640 stream processors, is DirectX 10.1 compliant, and features 512 MB of GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit memory interface. Until now, the fastest AGP card from ATI is the Radeon HD 3850 AGP.

    Update (05/13): PowerColor responded to this article saying that the product is falsely advertised, and that the company neither has an HD 4770 AGP accelerator, nor is it currently in the works. In the course of the conversation however, the company disclosed that it is working on products based on the Radeon HD 4600 series (HD 4650, HD 4670) that are AGP-compatible.
     
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    agp won't die...
     
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    ...and I switched last year to a pci-e system, believing that agp was dead....
     
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    yeah

    yeah time to upgrade my sempron 2800+:roll:, those who got the 3850AGP must be feeling a bit down they no longer the top dogs of agp:nutkick:
     
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    great news to those still inlove with their p4!
     
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    Yep. Crap ! And here I was thinking I had the top of the top S478 system here, complete with the HD3850 AGP.....

    I'll see prices, if it really is 99$, I might sell my card and get a new one just for the heck of it :toast:
     
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    lol this is awesome.

    i cant wait to see people come in here asking why its so slow in their 478 celerons.
     
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    If this is released I wonder if ATI/AMD will actually make some functional AGP drivers instead of having to use that old hotfix driver for AGP cards.
     
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    Or their Q6600 systems. See my specs. Or cracking (older) AMD systems.

    This is some serious WOW news if true.

    Since my Q6600 AGP3850 can outperform a PCIe3850, I wonder how the 4770 will compare!?!
     
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    Well its good news for AGP users

    AGPTID !!!!!
     
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    I wonder who will have the ultimate agp system now o_O.
     
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    Source: http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13669&Itemid=1

    No more HD4770 AGP.
     
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    Anyway, its good news for AGP users! :)
     
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    not anymore.

    Everyone from this post onwards who says "woot good news" or "i want onE" shall be branded "failed to read the comments before posting"
     
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    i'd get this for my old athlon xp 2500 system.... but it seems like the x800 i had in it was enough for that poor cpu...
     
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    Why is anyone that still plays modern games still using AGP?
     
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    Becuase they either refuse to upgrade or don't see any need.
     
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    Because if the modern games are L4D and CoD4 it can be done quite well. But I see your point.
     
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    So now we know its not real, I wonder what amazon would actually end up sending out??
     
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    boxes of failure, shame and antiquated nerd tears.
    at least thats what they'd get back, when they're returned.
     
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    AGP...why won't you die?!
     
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    What a shame. We've got 4 office machines on DDR1 AGP Q6600 that are in sore need of GPU upgrade. They currently contain noisy x800's. An AGP 4770 would have been perfect. Oh well!

    Not sure why they would bother with a 4650 version... since it would be slower than the 3850. Might as well stick with one SKU and the 3850 rather than introduce a new SKU with lower performance. :(

    Perhaps the excitement will encourage them to do an AGP 4770 or 4830 after all.
     
  23. btarunr

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    True, but cheaper to make, and possibly cheaper off the shelf.
     
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    :pimp::pimp:Ahhhhhhh time to replace my x850xt pe :rockout::rockout::rockout:
     
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    what a hell DDR5 on AGP , even AGP mobo don't believe what it see
     

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