Published in Graphics
Radeon HD 2400/2600 AGP priced up
GeCube and Sapphire Euro pricing
Geizhals is listing several Radeon HD 2600 and 2400 AGP cards from GeCube and Sapphire, but it doesn't look like any of the e-tailers will have stock for about another three weeks.
This is in line with what we've reported earlier and it shows that there are still some stock issues with the new AMD GPUs. Having talked to one of the card manufacturers, we understand that there's a general shortage of all Radeon HD GPUs and all of AMDs partners are getting them on an allocation basis.
The pricing for the Radeon HD AGP cards are quite attractive, with the 256MB DDR2 Radeon HD 2400 Pro starting at €57.30 from Sapphire and €65.20 from GeCube. The 512MB version from GeCube is priced from €76.21.
GeCube's Radeon HD 2600 Pro AGP with 256MB of DDR2 is available from €102.19 while the 512MB version starts at €107.23.
If you already own an AGP version of the older Radeon X1950 Pro, then we wouldn't recommend that you "upgraded" to one of these cards, as it's a faster card. The only reason to get one of these is if you're desperate for DX10 or want to turn your old PC into a media center type device and get some HD video decoding action from your graphics card.
You can find the cards listed here