AGP Is Not Dead, Says Nvidia
Not yet, at least. Nvidia changed its policy regarding AGP-based products and decided that "Live and let them die" was not the best course of action. Instead, the company announced plans to release an updated bridge chip, designed to support the newer Nvidia GPUs.
September 6, 2007
The release has been scheduled for this October and comes as a result of demand from both emerging markets and Internet cafes. In fact, it seems that there's still a strong demand for AGP-based products, as AMD (now owner of Nvidia Rival ATI) has similar plans for its Radeon HD 2600 and 2400.
At present time the company is reported to be facing DirectX 10 and HDMI support instability issues, but hopes are that they would be fixed this month.
All in all, DirectX 10 coming becoming available via AGP is definitely good news, especially since not everyone is eager to buy a new computer, a thing which was proved more than necessary by the slow Windows Vista adoption rate.