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    News - Sapphire shows AGP users some love with Radeon HD 4650

    Need better graphics in an ageing system? Here's a Radeon HD 4650 that supports good ol' 8x AGP.
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    Re: News - Sapphire shows AGP users some love with Radeon HD 4650

    'Interesting' position of the PCIe connector.
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    Re: News - Sapphire shows AGP users some love with Radeon HD 4650

    Nice little upgrade card. Plenty of "older" machines out there still that are fine for playing games on. Hell i've only just replaced a Skt A machine as the gfx card was strugglign with newer games. Cheaper to get one of these cards than to throw away perfectly good hardware. (mind you it was only 360quid to gut and replace with a fast dual core amd with 4gb ram and a 4770.)

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    Re: News - Sapphire shows AGP users some love with Radeon HD 4650

    I hope that PCI-E power connector is there for show and is not required.

    It would kind of defeat the point in having an AGP card that required a PSU with a PCI-E adapter, computers that are likely to make use of this card will most likely have a PSU of the same period, so no PCI-E power connectors.

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    Re: News - Sapphire shows AGP users some love with Radeon HD 4650

    I suspect they will ship a PCIE power adapter with the card...

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    Re: News - Sapphire shows AGP users some love with Radeon HD 4650

    Surely you would need a Dual core system to take advantage of the new power? All very good having a shiny new gfx card but if the rest of the system is acting as a bottleneck then its a bit of a false economy. I think then that while lots of agp users (including myself) could buy it, very few would actually benefit.

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    Re: News - Sapphire shows AGP users some love with Radeon HD 4650

    Quote Originally Posted by Will Smith View Post
    Surely you would need a Dual core system to take advantage of the new power? All very good having a shiny new gfx card but if the rest of the system is acting as a bottleneck then its a bit of a false economy. I think then that while lots of agp users (including myself) could buy it, very few would actually benefit.

    I disagree.. with slightly older games but a new big monitor, having that card will bring it back to life.

    Let's face it.. Unreal 2004, IL-2, Quake4 etc will run on a quick nForce2 but not on a 22" monitor on something like a 9600 Pro.

    I think it's a good idea

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