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Digital_Trans
09-04-07, 10:51 AM
Due to continued demand, particularly from Internet cafe and emerging markets, for AGP-based products, Nvidia is scheduled to launch an updated bridge chip which supports the company's newer GPUs in October, according to sources at graphics card makers. Nvidia's BR02 chip was designed to convert the company's PCI Express-based GeForce 7600 (G73) GPU to support AGP, however, this chip is not compatible with GeForce 8 series GPUs. A new version, A05, will work with current GeForce 8600 (G86) and 8400 (G84) GPUs and well as the upcoming G92 and G98, noted the sources.

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mcolbourn
09-04-07, 11:26 AM
Yea I know

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=97799

Please Mr AGP won't you go away. :D

Dragunov
09-04-07, 11:27 AM
I don't know why they keep making bridges, or is AGP4x/AGP8x still not at their limits?

jcrox
09-04-07, 12:18 PM
I don't know why they keep making bridges, or is AGP4x/AGP8x still not at their limits?

This way places like Cyber Cafes can update their graphics cards and have DX10 support without having to upgrade motherboard/cpu/memory as well in every computer.

jeffmd
09-04-07, 12:36 PM
course the price they pay vs performance will be so not worth it. "I paid 600 for an 8800agp and I can't play crisis?!! wtf!"

keep in mind for most agp systems, the slow bus access wont be the only bottle neck. Next gen games that also rely on faster and multi core cpu's will struggle on the slower cpu's. heck, Dirt requires SSE2 (or was it 3?) instructions, so I couldn't even attempt to run it on my 2800XP barton core.

Dragunov
09-04-07, 01:32 PM
So it is completely useless to still release bridges to translate everything to AGP

Mr_LoL
09-04-07, 02:04 PM
I would love AGP to die but if heres still a market for i theres money to be made I suppose.

Bearclaw
09-04-07, 02:08 PM
I would love AGP to die but if heres still a market for i theres money to be made I suppose.
QFT, I totally agree with you. I don't even know anyone who uses AGP anymore.

XDanger
09-04-07, 03:12 PM
Steam says
40% AGP
59% PCI-E

That includes internet Caffs I should think.

Misfire
09-04-07, 03:15 PM
actually i kno a lot of people who still have AGP lol