A Year Ago: Cirrus ships first AGP 3D chips

Graphics specialist Cirrus Logic was today the first to pass go with samples of a 3D graphics controller for Intel's Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) standard. AGP is expected to become a standard feature of Intel chipsets from this year.

Samples of the 64-bit chip, CL-GD5465, are now available and have gone to key partners including Intel and Microsoft.

The accelerator will ship in volume in the second quarter of this year, said the firm. It is the first part of Cirrus Logic's Laguna3D family of AGP-enabled 2D and 3D products and will cost OEMs $29.50 (£18) a unit in quantities of 10,000.

Cirrus Logic was unavailable for comment.

Cirrus Logic can be contacted by telephone on 01727-872424.

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