AGP-version of the Radeon HD 3850 is seen in Japan04.06.2019
At present it is known that the two partners AMD have distinguished themselves in the field of transfer of advanced graphic solutions AGP 8x interface corresponding version Radeon HD 3850 released company PowerColor and Sapphire. Both are equipped with power connector, is more common on video cards with PCI Express x16 interface, but as compensation in the kit included the appropriate adapter with conventional chetyroshtyrkovogo Molex.
As we found out, AGP-version of the Radeon HD 3850 512 MB from Sapphire will be available in Russia starting at $ 260. Through official channels, video will start to arrive in late January. Meanwhile, in Japanese stores lit up the Radeon HD 3850 512 MB with AGP 8x interface, issued by PowerColor (TUL).
As evidence of the fact of the beginning of sales of Japanese reporters have shown a box with the card and with a price tag of about $ 315.
Version of the Radeon HD 3850 with a PCI Express x16 interface, as you know, supports DirectX 10.1. How this state of affairs in the AGP-version, do not undertake to say. It is known that theoretically capable of supporting DirectX 10 graphics card series Radeon HD 2600 with AGP 8x interface for a long time waiting for special drivers for the realization of this possibility. Obviously, in the case of the Radeon HD 3850 history will repeat itself. For the product in question PowerColor manufacturer support DirectX 10.1 says on the official website.
Recall that the card is equipped with an alternative cooling system of ZEROtherm, nominal frequencies equal to 668/1656 MHz. It should be recalled that the sound transmission through the support to be connected to the DVI port adapter with HDMI interface these cards do not provide. This function remains the prerogative of the video card with PCI Express x16 interface.
It remains to acknowledge that the latest generation of graphics cards with AGP 8x interface still break into the market. However, the extent of their distribution in the Russian retail may be limited to low demand.