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|Today, the overall PC experience is increasingly dependent on efficient processing of graphics information. Just consider what you use your PC for: browsing the Web, playing games, watching videos or listening to music. Even work applications, such as PowerPoint, are taking more and more advantage of 3D graphics.|
|Already in 1996, the introduction of the accelerated graphics port (AGP) specification defined a more optimized path than PCI for moving data between the graphics subsystem, the CPU and memory. This interface continues to play a vital role, but many forces are stressing the AGP 4X bus today—necessitating the leap to a more robust interface.
With the introduction of version 3.0 of the AGP specification and AGP 8X, graphics bus bandwidth doubles, dramatically improving the overall throughput for today’s graphics-intensive applications. In addition, AGP 8X introduces isochronous operation and texturing abilities. NVIDIA is already taking advantage of current and emerging graphics applications by offering the industry’s first and only top-to-bottom family of AGP 8X-ready GPUs and core logic products.
The benefits of AGP 8X:
New NVIDIA GPUs and PC platforms will incorporate AGP 8X capabilities and take full advantage of the AGP 3.0 specification. As always, NVIDIA solutions incorporate new technologies and advances without compromising the overall stability and quality of the system, and the NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) makes it painless to take advantage of new capabilities as they are introduced.