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#23973 12-Jul-2008 07:52
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These cards SHOULD work for freeview!

Perfect for those with AGP.

 

Albatron Technology has unveiled three new Nvidia GeForce 8-series graphics cards that use the practically outdated PCI slot. While the appeal of the PCI8600GT-256X, the PCI8500GT-256X and the PCI8400GS-256 may not be obvious for anyone who has a PCI Express or even AGP slot on their motherboard, there are still quite a few systems (particularly small form factor or HTPC ones) where expansion options are limited, creating an niche market for these cards.

The graphics cards are all low profile designs allowing them to fit in smaller cases such as HTPC design that try to match the form factor of tradition consumer electronics devices.

Of the three versions, the PCI8600GT and PCI8500GT models adopt faster DDR3 memory and also feature HDMI connectors for higher quality output, highlighted the Albatron.



http://www.digitimes.com/Backgrounders/ArtReview.asp?datePublish=2008/07/11&pages=PR&seq=206




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  #147030 12-Jul-2008 09:13
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This is potentially some very good news indeed, particularly for those people who like to go down the path of having a client/server configuration.

Something like the new Intel Atom mini itx boards with a video card could potentially make the perfect client PC!

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  #147043 12-Jul-2008 10:07
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I was under the impression that h.264 acelleration didn't even work with AGP?




 
 
 
 


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  #147045 12-Jul-2008 10:31
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mcraenz: I was under the impression that h.264 acelleration didn't even work with AGP?


There have been a couple of people who have posted on here who's results tend to indicate that h/w acceleration is infact possible under AGP.

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  #147057 12-Jul-2008 11:17
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Is there even a 8500/8600 for AGP? I only remember seeing PCI Express versions.

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  #147078 12-Jul-2008 12:00
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^It was done with an ATI 2600XT AGP.

Thats pretty cool, but i think i'll still go for a full upgrade.



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eXDee: ^It was done with an ATI 2600XT AGP.


Yeah but the issues here were/are likley to have been the ATi problems instead of AGP.




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