ATI AGP cards bag big name PC makers

ATI Technologies looks to have pole position as graphics card makers scramble for AGP prominence.

Compaq, IBM, Dell, Acer and AST will all use ATI's 3D Rage Pro while AGP versions of the firm's Xpert@Work and Xpert@Play cards will be found in Elonex, Mitsubishi, Dan, Evesham Micros, Granville and other PCs.

ATI claims that it is the first maker to ship a card with the drivers needed to take full advantage of AGP under Windows 95.

Mercury Research expects 45 per cent of new PCs will be AGP-enabled inside a year.