Intel rolled out the final revision of the Accelerated Graphics Port 3.0 specification on Wednesday, also known as AGP8X, which represents the swan song for the AGP connection.
AGP 8X cards are expected to last at least a year before PCI Express cards begin to roll out at the end of 2003. An executive for Dell said that the OEM would be an early adopter of the PCI Express standard in servers, leading to the possibility that the AGP 8X to PCI Express transition might be somewhat hurried.
The AGP specification is owned by Intel, although it is offered royalty-free to developers.
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