Apparently even though AGP has been pushed aside by PCIe for what? three+ years now, there is still continued demand for graphics cards based on the now ancient interface.
Digitimes report today that NVIDIA have been working on an updated bridge chip which will support their yet to be released G92 / G98 series GPUs, as well as current GeForce 8600 and 8400 series GPUs.
The briefing also goes on to say that AMD are also planning AGP versions of their current-gen Radeon HD 2600 and 2400 series GPUs.
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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