HIS Offers AGP-Based Radeon 3850, Old School

Early adopters need not apply for the latest release from HIS, as the company has decided to go retro. Serving the trailing-edge niche' can occasionally make for a reasonably solid business case but with desktop computer graphics we have to wonder, just a little.  Though we do sometimes still get the odd reader that pops into our mail bag here (usually Moms or Daddy-o) looking for a way to upgrade the old desktop boat-anchor PC circa 2002 with something that can offer Billy a chance to play Counter Strike with his buddies.  Though there's definitely still an install base, especially in under privileged countries, is AGP still worth supporting?    HIS seems to thinks so...

HIS HD Radeon 3850 (1080p) HDMI Dual DL-DVI & TV (HDCP) 512MB GDDR3 AGP

    • AGP Interface
    • DirectX 10.1
    • Shader Model 4.1 support
    • built-in HDMI,HDCP
    • 5.1 surround audio
    • Avivo™ HD, UV

HIS Radeon HD 3850 IceQ 3 Turbo (1080p) 512MB GDDR3 AGP

    • AGP Interface
    • Faster: Heat transfers rapidly out of GPU and reduces temperature faster
    • Cooler: Cool down the core temperature dramatically
    • Quieter: Lower noise level than original cooler
    • DX 10.1, built-in HDMI, HDCP, and 5.1 surround audio, Avivo™ HD, UVD
    • UV effect (sensitive to ultra violate light)

Intel launched the first release of the AGP bus way back in 1997.  The internet age wasn't even upon us then, was it?  That was pre-HotHardware (founded early 1999); now that's just old school.

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