AGP ain't dead yet - AMD working on new cards

Posted on Monday, Apr 02 2007 @ 16:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
PCI Express is already with us since 2004 but the old AGP is still strong. The Inq heard AMD will launch several new mid and low-end DirectX 10 AGP cards:
In an interview given to PC Games Hardware, Viyaj Sharma, Chimpzilla's Director of Desktop Discrete Product Marketing confirmed that R600/RV610/RV630 are compatible with bridge chips and that there is no problem to bring AGP cards to the market. We doubt that there will be a R600 AGP board coming, due to power issues (four molex connectors required), but mainstream and low-end markets will receive the much-wanted part.

The AGP market may be slowly winding down, but demand for products is still great, and there will be at least three or four different DirectX 10 parts in affordable range.

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