New revision of NVIDIA BR02 IC set to bring GeForce 8 to AGP

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    Digitimes are reporting, via their usual sources at graphics card makers, that NVIDIA are set to deploy a new revision of the BR02 PCI Express-to-AGP bridge IC, to get GeForce 8-series products on AGP.<br />

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    Back to the er... future -- looks like NV got enough of the ATi's success with their AGP X1K mainstream SKUs, so why just sit and watch. :D
     
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    BR02 wasn't strictly designed for G73. In fact, it was around long before that.

    Geforce PCX (Geforce FX bridged from AGP to PCIe), Geforce 6800 GT/Ultra (same as the former, but for the NV40 GPU), Geforce 6200/6600 (first ones bridged from the native PCIe interface back to AGP), etc.
    All of them came out before any Geforce 7 had ever hit the market.

    There was no "BR01" (and "BR03" was the PCIe lane manager in the Geforce 7900 GX2/7950 GX2 cards).


    Personally, i think AGP should just die already. ;)
    Most platforms with AGP support won't be seeing any tangible performance enhancements due to CPU/RAM limitation anyway...
     
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