L'era delle schede video AGP non è ancora terminata e non lo sarà fino a quando sarà in circolazione un numero consistente di personal computer dotati di motherboard con slot AGP per il controller grafico (ancora superiore a quello dei pc compatibili con PCI-Express, ndr).
Gecube, consapevole di ciò, ha avviato la commercializzazione della card Radeon X1600XT 512Mb, che è basata sulla gpu RV530 di ATI, integra 512Mb di velocissima memoria RAM GDDR3, supporta la tecnologia Avivo e si interfaccia con il sistema mediante AGP a 8x.
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Taipei, Taiwan, May 19th, 2006 --GECUBE, the major supplier of the world's leading graphics card brand, today announced the performance AGP 8x graphics card besides the PCI-Express x16 512MB edition, and is now shipping to the market—the GECUBE RADEON X1600XT 512MB AGP 8x based on 1.4ns GDDR 3 memory, AVIVO, high performance AGP graphics card powered by the ATI RV530 VPU (visual processing unit).
GECUBE Radeon X1600XT AGP series transforms your PC with astonishing graphics performance and visual quality, creating a lifelike High Definition (HD) viewing experience with 3D games, DVD movies, and digital photography and video. It is an ideal product for the working demands and entertainment pleasures of tomorrow.
Experience the state-of-the-art graphics technology. Enjoy unparalleled gaming with the most advanced 3D performance technology including a new ultra-threaded 3D architecture, a 256-bit ring-bus memory controller with support for 512MB Ultra 1.4ns speed GDDR 3 and optimized support for Shader Model 3.0 to deliver new high dynamic range visual effects, enhanced realism with adaptive anti-aliasing and lightening fast performance in OpenGL and DirectX 9 games.
The GECUBE RADEON X1600XT 512MB GDDR 3 series cards is available at a suggested e-retailer price of $299 which delivers outstanding gaming performance that will dominate other graphics options in its price class.
Additionally, it supports the ATI's Avivo visual technology to ensures the Radeon X1600XT delivers superior high definition video playback and image quality. The ATI Avivo Video Converter and along with the X1600XT hardware built-in provides the fast and easy way to transform your videos to play on today’s new breed of portable entertainment devices. It can cut the conversion time by 80% or more. It is a "transcoder,” a tool that converts digital video from one file format to another, enabling the same video clip to play on industry standard home DVD/DivX players, PC’s or portable media devices such as the Apple iPod, Sony portable gaming device, Creative Zen and many others.
In complying with the European Union's Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive,the GECUBE X1600XT AGP 8x Accelerator (RoHS edition) is environmentally friendly from a chain of materials, components, production and package perspective.GECUBE products are quickly transitioning to RoHS compliance and leading the way to green computing for all of its future product line.
Source: Press Release