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Athlon XP will have no PCI Express support

System Builder Summit 2004 So future graphics upgrades will be tricky
Wed May 05 2004, 18:19
AMD HAS CONFIRMED that it will not include support for PCI Express for future Athlon XP processors.

We asked Via whether it would produce chipsets supporting PCI-E for XPs, and it said it has no such product in its roadmaps.

This might leave Athlon XP owners with no hope of future graphics upgrades, but it comes as no surprise. AMD has publicly said it wants to displace its XP chips with 64-bit processors.

This means that if you are an Athlon XP owner and you want to buy a new graphics card after June/July, you will have to change motherboard and processor too.


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