Albatron Unveils GeForce 8-series Graphics Cards For PCI Slots

Albatron PCI 8600GT

Albatron Technology has unveiled three new Nvidia GeForce 8-series graphics cards that use the practically outdated PCI slot. While the appeal of the PCI8600GT-256X, the PCI8500GT-256X and the PCI8400GS-256 may not be obvious for anyone who has a PCI Express or even AGP slot on their motherboard, there are still quite a few systems (particularly small form factor or HTPC ones) where expansion options are limited, creating an niche market for these cards.

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  • nvalhalla
    So they'll make an 8 series for PCI but not AGP? I'm really curious how much the PCI bus cripples these things. The benchmarks I've seen so far have the 8500 only slightly slower than the 8600, so I'm sure the PCI bus is really hurting them.
  • njalterio
    Outdated PCI slot = girly pink packaging and sticker?

    Is Albatron suggesting that mainly women use older computers? lol
  • blackened144
    Are those slower 8 series even fast enough to saturate the PCI bus? Im sure I could look that up myself, but Im just too lazy..