Low-end Radeon HDs to come in AGP flavor, too

— 9:17 AM on May 21, 2007

AMD is expected to introduce mid-range and low-end derivatives of its Radeon HD 2900 XT graphics cards in June, and if a report by The Inquirer is to be believed, some AMD partners will cater to AGP users with their versions of those derivatives. The Inq says AMD itself won't be offering any ATI-branded AGP Radeon HD 2000-series cards, but firms like Sapphire, GeCube, and HIS are likely to do so. Radeon HD derivatives will include Radeon HD 2400 Pro and Radeon HD 2600 Pro and XT models.

According to The Inq, the 2400 Pro will have 40 stream processors, a 525MHz core clock speed, a 64-bit memory interface, and 128-256MB of 400MHz DDR2 RAM. The 2600 Pro and XT will both have 120 stream processors, 128-bit memory interfaces, GDDR3/GDDR4 memory, and speedier core clock speeds. All three cards will supposedly be available for AGP systems. However, The Inq claims the AGP flavor of the Radeon HD 2600 XT will require a six-pin PCI Express power connector.

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