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Nvidia plans DirectX 10 cards for AGP slot

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By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Feb 23, 2007 12:31 am

NVIDIA are continuining to keep AGP alive with a new card on the way which will bring full DirectX 10 capabilities to those who are still quite content with their AGP platform.


The Inquirer report that the card will be based around their upcoming budget oriented G84 card (which will become the GeForce 8600), and it will be very similar in most all respects to the 7600 family which makes it very easy for NVIDIA to make an AGP variant.


The briefing from The Inquirer goes on to say that we should see this card surface sometime in April and will most probably carry a price tag of somewhere around the $100 US mark.


NVIDIA'S GEFORCE 7600 GS, its AGP card, will get a new follower, cleverly codenamed G84 AGP.


This card will be a Direct X 10 chip aimed at AGP upgrade market, as you have not been able to buy new AGP systems for a while now.


It is an interesting choice as but shows the value of this legacy market. The card is scheduled for April and this means that AGP upgrade market will get a DirectX 10 after all.


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