Alrighty … PCI express is around the corner … we know this because the biggest/second biggest contender on the block in the video world is now making their chips for PCI express & using an AGP bridge, rather than making an AGP chip & using a PCI-express bridge.
That means that the life of AGP is seriously limited.
I remember back in april 1997, I bought & assembled my first PC & I was spewing because Intels new AGP standard was pretty much being poo-pooed by all of the (incredibly shortsighted) critics & especially 3DFX (the biggest, nay, the only contender for 3D accelerators), and I unfortunately believed them & stuck with a PCI only motherboard, which saved me $100au ($80US).
I was actually peeved in 1998 when I wanted to upgrade my video card, and there were NO PCI cards available, only AGP
This means that AGP is only 7-8 years old, and is now quickly becoming extinct.
So, what’s the shortest lived technology ever?