Nvidia has some problems making a bridge chip for G8x generation of chips, but AMD has a compatible bridge chip for the upcoming R600 generation of GPUs.
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.
It seems that the gamer's computer of early the 2000s, a combination of Athlon XP 2500+ (@2.2-2.5 GHz) on an nForce2 motherboard (such as Abit NF7-S) will continue to run in 2007 as well. µ
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