The influx of press releases continues today with an interesting announcement from Sapphire. It looks like they'll be releasing an AGP Radeon X1600 Pro. Take a look...
SAPPHIRE SUPPORTS AGP USERS WITH X1600Pro
Upgrade market now enjoys latest graphics architecture
Supporting the upgrade and retrofit markets using the industry standard AGP bus, leading graphics supplier Sapphire Technology is now shipping AGP versions of its latest series of graphics accelerators. Based on an exciting new architecture this family is now delivering the most sophisticated yet affordable graphics processing solutions to this market.
Based on a completely new architecture, the new X1600 series has been designed to deliver high efficiency, high performance in Shader Model 3.0 and enhanced image quality. The architecture also supports Avivo delivering vibrant high fidelity images and video playback to the latest High Definition (HD) video standards. The new AGP version delivers exciting new levels of display quality and performance to this industry standard graphics interface.
The Sapphire RADEON X1600Pro AGP with its 12 Pixel pipelines provides the highest graphics performance in its class even for shader intensive gaming. Equipped with 256MB of DDR2 memory, this model features clock speeds of 500MHz (core) and 400MHz (memory). Click Here for the full Press Release.