"Will it EVER die?" I hear many of you say. You'd think by now that graphics card makers are simply flogging a dead horse by releasing AGP versions of current-gen graphics cards, but obviously there's still enough demand for them to be mass-produced, or at least that's what some add-in partners believe.
It's been discovered that GeCube are now shifting a "GC-RX24PGA2-D3" AGP graphics card in Japan for ¥11480 (around $95) which is based on the ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro GPU with 256MB of GDDR2 memory. Apparently Sapphire also have AGP versions of current-gen cards hitting the market, and there's talk of Tul Corp following suit under their PowerColor brand with some AGP based HD 2400 and 2600 variants.
XBit Labs have the full rundown here.
As expected, a number of add-in board partners of ATI, graphics product group of Advanced Micro Devices, prepare ATI Radeon HD 2000-series graphics cards for accelerated graphics port (AGP) bus, which is featured on outdated personal computers. With Sapphire Technologies only getting the cards ready, GeCube has already started to sell them.
GeCube GC-RX24PGA2-D3 graphics card based on ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro graphics processing unit (GPU) and with 256MB of GDDR2 memory onboard is currently available in some Tokyo, Japan stores, reports Akiba PC Hotline web-site. The novelty costs ¥11480 (about $95) and provides a very cost-efficient upgrade path for personal computers built three or more years ago.