ATI releasing 'genuine'(non-bridge) PCI-Express cards?

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    The PCI-E gpus on the market currently are all AGP cards with PCI-E bridges. For tru-blue PCI-E power, obviously a genuine PCI-E card wld be the only logical solution. I heard that ATI is going 2 release some genuine PCI-E cards pretty soon. Anybody got some info on this? :?:
     
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    they are already out
    till the x600's
    that IS the pci-e range
    isnt it ?
    i mean atleast thats what they say in the sites and all
    the pci-e cards are available in ati till x600 and in nvidia till 5900
    as of now
    if u have doubts in the outside market ... try contacting asustec directly and finding out ( its topped in the new series of graphics cards once again)
     
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    Whats the use, even the AGP cards are not able to use the full potential of AGP interface, Y PCI-E is needed rite now, just get a AGP card & stick with it till Longhorn comes & then upgrade
     
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    There is also Radeon X300 SE this too is PCI express.

    But
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    makes a good point
     
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    Yea well PCI-E maynot be a viable buying option rite now. And BTW all those cards are still AGP bridged cards. But shld I go for a PCI-E based mobo? That way I cld upgrade to a PCI-E card in the future, when necessary.
     
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    If you are going that way then u might have to drop your idea of AMD 64 based rig, cuz there are no boards available for AMD 64 that support PCI-E as of present.
     
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    Well, U have two options.
    Going for
    1.AMD64 or
    2.Intel or AMD Athlon
    If U choose 1, U wil b able to enjoy ur DOOM3 to the fullest, boast about it to ur friends, and will b able to upgrade to PCI-Express only by changing the Motherboard. :wink:
    If U choose 2, then U are a normal guy with a normal PC and U will have to upgrade to 64 bit anyway when U will b thinking ok PCI Express based cards and hence U will have to upgrade ur processor as well as motherboard. :shock:

    Btw, have a look at AMD 3500(socket 939) too. :D
     
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    The x600 based Asus AX600XT/TD is available for 17k from AsusteK.
     
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    Yea but this is a bridged one as well, isn't it?

    And if necessary, I'll have to shift to an Intel mobo for PCI-E compatibility *sob* *$&@^&^Snn&!#ortle!*. But that again depends on how soon I'm gonna upgrade..

    However, I guess it'll take sometime b4 PCI-E matures, and we get really hi-perf cards and the games needing those cards. I think I'll stick to the AMD 64+AGP combo.

    Regardless, just for GK ;-), can anybody gimme some dates. The results Google throws up are making me thro up.
     
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    OOPS! Sorry everybody, I hadn't read all those 'sources' properly.

    Yea the X600 is a genuine pci-e gpu. At 17K it sounds good. Only prob is, I'll have to give up my Athlon dream :-(. Only Intel's got PCI-E mobos ready..at least now.

    But considering it cld take some time b4 I buy my PC, guess I can wait 4 AMD to catch up. :)
     
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