ATI announced all of its Radeon X1000 PCI Express series cards will get support for the CrossFire dual-card graphics technology, DigiTimes reports.
ATI's marketing director EdWard Chou also states demand for AGP graphics cards will fade away over the next year:
In 2006, when markets for Microsoft’s Vista operating system (OS), HD-DVD, and Blu-ray discs kick off, demand for PCI Express (PCIe) graphics cards are expected to grow significantly, Chou stated. The shipment contribution of AGP8X graphics cards in the channel market will slide to 50% by the middle of next year, down from 65% at present, Chou believes. By year-end, the proportion will go down further to only 20%, according to Chou.