ATI HD 2600 PRO AGP arrives in September

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 15 2007 @ 03:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla reports German and Austrian webshops are taking preorders for an AGP version of ATI's HD 2600 Pro. According to the sites these cards will be available on September 6 for about 100EUR.
A GeCube HD2600PRO (GC-RX26PGA2-E3) with 512MB DDR2 memory will cost you from €104 to €122, while the 256MB version is just slightly cheaper, ranging from €99 to €109. Needless to say, it pretty much makes no sense to get the 256MB model at these prices, since you'll save as little as €5. For comparison, you can get GeCube's PCIe HD2600PRO with 512MB for €82.80. On the other hand 512 MB won't bring much if any performance increase over 256 MB cards.

Although they cost about 20-25% more than their PCIe siblings, ATI's AGP cards should do well, since they're still pretty affordable and Nvidia has no DX10 cards for AGP. If you want to turn your old AGP machine into an HTPC, HD2000 cards are the way to go, as you'll get UVD, HDMI and DX10 for peanuts.

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