...graphics cards based on the new VPU will be equipped with a special PCI Express-to-AGP bridge. Hopefully, the bridge will work fine and will not limit performance of the final products.Originally posted by Murray_H
Yeah whats even more annoying (well not for me) is that it could be using PCI express - so you'll have to fork out for a new mobo and stuff to use it
It might show up in independent motherboards but probably won't be widely available till late 2004. The first ones will be combo PCI/PCI express.Originally posted by Murray_H
Anybody got any info on PCI express? I'm getting a PC for my b-day next April, will this feature be available by then?
and you won't even notice a difference in speed should you decide to waste your money on the new card when it comes out.
Originally posted by EVIL
yup. so when they release a 512 mb card then Valve will fix a update for the game (in the form off higher reso models, higher reso textures, higher quality sound etc.) so it uses the extra memmory and specs
and also when DX10 comes then they will add extra shaders or will change existing ones so that they utilize DX10