Finally a 7800 for AGP Users

Posted by Chris Leckness on Feb 05, 2006

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7800GS_256_AGP_CardShot.jpgNow, this is Mobility Site, and we tend to focus on mobile devices here, but I do want to mention this item from the PC world that also plays some competition into the Game System world.

Lately all the new graphics cards have been for the PCIe (PCI Express) platform and for the good reason of PCIe is the newest and greatest thing. But there is one problem and that is that a lot of us do not have it thanks to the expensive of upgrading. I at least usually upgrade parts of my computer at once and tend not to do a full overhaul all at once (which upgrading to PCIe Requires). For example, you will probably need a new Power Supply, Mainboard, Processor, and Memory to switch to a PCIe enabled system.

But AGP is not all bad, we still have the Nvidia 6800 Series right? Right, AGP still has some power to it and still can handle some bigger, badder stuff and finally Nvidia has brought to us AGP owners a upgrade over our 6800 Series, the 7800GS. The 7800GS brings a specialized version of the Nvidia 7800 to us AGP owners!

I am not throwing out my 6800OC quite yet, but it is nice to know that I can upgrade if I would like to without having to totally redo my system.

Currently my favorite Video Card Brand (BFG Tech) has come out with the 7800GS OC which gives you a bit more power and a lifetime warranty! Click Read More to see their Press Release.


 

Dateline: 2/2/2006

BFG Technologies Announces Immediate Availability of GeForce 7800 GS AGP Overclocked Graphics Cards

AGP version of the award-winning BFG GeForce™ 7800 series sure to be popular with gamers

Lake Forest, IL – ( February 2, 2006 )– BFG Technologies®, Inc., the leading U.S.-based NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards and other PC enthusiast products, announced today that their new BFG GeForce™ 7800 GS OC™ 256MB AGP graphics cards are immediately available through leading retailers and etailers.

"BFG Technologies understands that many gamers still haven’t made the move to a PCI Express-based system, but crave the performance offered by a BFG GeForce 7800 series card.” said Scott Herkelman, EVP of marketing for BFG Technologies. “Our GeForce 7800 GS OC AGP graphics card gives those gamers the full, feature-rich performance of an NVIDIA® 7 Series GPU with the added peace of mind of BFG’s free, round-the-clock technical support and True Lifetime Warranty.

BFG GeForce™ 7800 GS OC™ 256MB AGP
In addition to being factory overclocked to 400MHz / 1250MHz (vs. 375MHz / 1200MHz standard), the single slot BFG GeForce™ 7800 GS OC™ graphics card features VGA, DVI-I, and S-Video out connectors to provide the most flexible functionality for demanding consumers.

About BFG Technologies®, Inc.
BFG Technologies is a privately held U.S. based supplier of premium, award-winning 3D video cards based on NVIDIA® graphics technology and other PC enthusiast products. BFG Technologies has offered free 24 hour expert technical support and a true lifetime graphics card warranty since the company’s inception. BFG Technologies brand 3D graphics cards are available in the U.S. at Best Buy, CompUSA, Wal-Mart, Fry’s Electronics, and Newegg.com and also within premium Falcon Northwest™ gaming systems, in Canada at CompuSmart/CompuCentre and Staples Canada, and in the U.K. at Dabs.com, Overclockers UK and PC World/Dixons.

To find additional BFG Technologies retailers and to learn more about BFG Technologies’ products, please call 847-281-3110 or visit www.bfgtech.com.

 

BFG Technologies®, BFG Tech®, and OC™ are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of BFG Technologies, Inc. NVIDIA and GeForce are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation and are used under license to BFG Technologies from NVIDIA Corporation. All other company and/or product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Features, pricing, availability and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Chris Leckness is a Microsoft MVP, Mobile Devices and a member of the exclusive focus group, Mobius. Chris has been a big time supporter/user of Windows Mobile since the Dell Axim days when it was Pocket PC 2002. Chris loves Zune, but also owns 3 iPhones too. His personal blog is chris.leckness.com.

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  • http://www.usayd.com Usayd

    I’ve been advised to simply rip out my motherboard and replace it with a PCIe one if I was to get a new graphics card, and I think that is a good idea because it simply makes sense that for a relatively low price you can get a lot more. There’s no point buying an expensive AGP graphics card now, makes more sense to get a PCIe motherboard and then get your graphics card.

  • Gray Rentz

    The only problem with that is for some of us (me) I would need to replace my already good mainboard, my power supply, and my memory. To get comparable to what I have now I am up in the 500-400$ range w/o another graphics card which is another $300-400. So I am up to $800-900 or $309 for the 7800GS.

    I get the idea of upgrading your system as in the future it makes sence, but I have never done a $1000 all at once upgrade and I dont really want to just to get what I already have with PCIe :-(

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