ATI said today that reports of problems with AGP8X and the Radeon 9700 Pro won't affect everyone with these type of motherboards.
As there aren't that many AGP8X boards out yet, we'd say that it's, as PR spinners everywhere say: "A small percentage of a low percentage".
A representative claimed that it's not the graphics card that's to blame but the motherboard. It's not true to say, the representative added, that it affects all AGP8X mobos. He said: "There have been very few AGP 8X problems reported, and many are due to issues unrelated to the graphics card itself.
He added: "ATI is aware of a small number of reports of incompatibility between the RADEON 9700 PRO graphics accelerator and certain AGP 8X motherboards. It is important to emphasize that the number of incidents is very low. "
He continued: "Extensive testing has been done, in conjunction with motherboard chipset manufacturers, motherboard manufacturers and with retail available motherboards, to determine if compatibility issues exists. From these tests, it has been concluded that no compatibility issues exist with the current or soon to be released AGP 8X motherboards. "
News source: The Inquirer
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