ATI announces AGP Radeon X800 XL, X850 XT

— 11:51 AM on February 28, 2005

ATI has announced AGP versions of its Radeon X800 XL and X850 XT graphics cards.

ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) today enhanced its family of graphics products for gamers and enthusiast PC users by announcing and shipping AGP versions of its popular RADEONĀ® X800 XL graphics cards and RADEONĀ® X850 XT graphics processors.

The RADEON X800, X800 XL and X850 Series visual processors originally debuted in December for PCI Express based systems. PCI Express is rapidly replacing AGP in new PC's as the primary interconnect technology between the main processor and the graphics subsystem. These new AGP variants will allow users who have not yet upgraded to PCI Express to experience the same great performance and image quality.

The Radeon X850 XT is apparently a native AGP part, wihle the X800 XL uses ATI's PCI Express to AGP bridge chip. The cards are supposedly available through retail and e-tail, but there don't seem to be any online vendors selling the cards just yet.
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