NVIDIA brings AGP 8X to Quadros
NVIDIA has continued the trend of bring AGP 8X to existing products before NV30's inevitable launch next week. Getting the AGP 8X treatment this time is NVIDIA's Quadro line of workstation products, which may stand to benefit more than desktop parts from the additional bandwidth provided by AGP 8X.
SANTA CLARA, CA—NOVEMBER 12, 2002—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the Company has expanded its AGP 8X offerings with a range of new graphics solutions certified for professional workstation applications. Based on Intel’s AGP 3.0 specification, the new 8X graphics solutions—the NVIDIA Quadro®4 980 XGL, the NVIDIA Quadro4 580 XGL, the NVIDIA Quadro4 380 XGL, and the NVIDIA Quadro4 280 NVS—all deliver breakthrough application performance, graphics programmability, and multi-display productivity to further solidify NVIDIA’s professional graphics leadership.
There are a few previews of the new graphics products on the web, but Amazon International actually has benchmarks
pitting the new Quadro 980XGL against 3DLabs' Wildcat 4 7110. Interesting stuff for the workstation crowd, especially since AGP 8X is shaping up to be a dud for current desktop applications.