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Thread: How long does ATI and nVidia make AGP vid cards?




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    I was here wondering that will ATI and nVidia quit manufacturing of the AGP video cards when they release the PCI-Express cards or will they also support the AGP users like a year or two to the future? :?:

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    they will probably keep producing them as long as there is a demand for them. Once there isn't enough of a demand to make it profitable enough they will stop producing them. Keep in mind that not everyone is a anxious as we are to to get our hands on up-and-coming tech evolutions so there will be many, many people using the current layouts for some time to come. Much longer than a couple years I suspect. However, i would expect agp cards to get noticably cheaper once pci-express gains popularity.
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    *in other words, until we see some press releases no one knows for sure. All we can do is speculate. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    However, i would expect agp cards to get noticably cheaper once pci-express gains popularity.
    The price drop of the agp cards would be really nice, especially because Im gonna buy a new rig in the summer and the vid card is the most expensive component (after the 17" TFT display ;) ).

    Hopefully the prices will drop within the 4 or 5 months after releasing the PCI-Express cards. :thumb: :hammer:

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    Tomi_s: Some companies are still manufacturing PCI graphics cards, so based on that fact I would guess that AGP will be around for some time yet.

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    Good point weta, but will the mafufacturers make high end AGP graphics cards in the future (after a year or so) or just some moderate mainstream models? :?:

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    I would imagine that they'd stick with what they have currently until lack of demand dictates otherwise.

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