Future AGP cards generations

Veramocor

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How many more product cycles(full=new architexture, half=speed/memory improvements aka Ultra) can we expect ATI and NVIDIA to release AGP and PCIe video cards for?

And if they do keep on realeasing them how big of a peformance gap will there between AGP and PCIe assuming the same processor and memory?
 

drpootums

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I dunno, but i think that AGP still has a year or a year and a half left in it. I dont think there will be much of a difference in speed, as the difference between AGP 4x and 8x is about 2-3%, so i think it'll be a good year or two yet before they harness all the bandwidth of AGP 8x...
 

nitromullet

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My personal opinion is that the next generation will be the last for top end AGP cards. I imagine that both ATi and nVidia will make the next gen native PCIe, but will also offer a bridge chip variety. Then after that, AGP will only be available in their lower end cards. Just a guess on my part though... It really depends on how widespread the adoption of PCIe is at that time.