San Jose, CA--March 24, 1997--The Accelerated Graphics Port specification received strong support when leading graphics chip companies announced AGP-enabled products at Intel Platforms for Visual Computing Day.
3Dlabs, ATI, Cirrus Logic, Evans & Sutherland, NVIDIA, S3, and Trident announced they will be shipping products in 1997.
Intel (Santa Clara, CA) also announced that development has commenced on a high-speed extension to the specification, called AGP 4X mode, that doubles the bandwidth of the Accelerated Graphics Port specification to 1 GBps. The AGP specification is designed to be scaleable beyond the 2X mode, which has a bandwidth of 512 MBps. The 4X enhancement is primarily targeted at high-end workstations and other high-performance platforms, and will be incorporated into the AGP specification in the fourth quarter of 1997.
The AGP specification, developed by Intel in cooperation with industry leaders, defines a high-performance port that will improve the performance of 3D graphics and other visually-intensive applications for the next generation of Intel architecture platforms. It is an open specification that is licensed from Intel. The license is reciprocal and royalty free.
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