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MSI offers graphics card for AGP, PCI Express

Product aimed at future upgraders

MSI, best known for its motherboards, was showing off a PC graphics card at the Computex trade show in Taiwan last week capable of being used with two popular interfaces: PCI Express and AGP. The company claims the move will help users save money.

MSI's Geminium VIII graphics card supports full-speed AGP and PCI Express thanks to two interfaces.

MSI is targeting the card at people who have or are building AGP-based systems now and plan to upgrade to PCI Express at some point in the future.

"Some people just want to upgrade part of their computer, and that's where our card works best," said Ryan Hung, a senior product engineer at MSI.

"If they want better graphics, first they can use AGP. When they trade in for a new system that runs PCI Express, they can keep the same graphics card," he said.

MSI will begin shipping the card in two to three weeks. Pricing was not available.


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