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Subject: Graphics Cards | October 4, 2005 - 03:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not only have their recent tendency to release frequent product "paper launches" started to engender much discussion among tech sites, they have also reduced the length of their warranty on newly sold cards. LegitReviews has an article posted discussing this little noticed change. Could these developments undo the work ATI has put into restoring their name and reputation after the driver issues from several years back?
"ATI silently lowered its warranty from three years down to a single year on the majority of
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 3, 2005 - 02:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A water cooled graphics card right out of the box. The PowerColor X800 GT EVO that Bjorn3D reviews has a Thermaltake TideWater All in one VGA Liquid Cooling Module built right onto it. The X800 sits in a PCIx slot, like you would expect, and the pump/radiator takes up 2 PCI slots. Install those, and you are done!
"Today we are looking at something special from PowerColor. Something overclockers will drool at. What if I told you we have a card equipped with its own liquid cooling system?
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 29, 2005 - 02:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The G70 chipset, like that used in the XFX 7800GT SLI that Gamepyre reviews, is one of the top cards available today, or perhaps until next week, when ATI releases their newest offering. If you want to see the most effects in your games, get one or two of these for your system today.
"The 7800GT is a worthy successor to the 6800GT and sell at about the same price point.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 28, 2005 - 12:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you want OK graphic performance, without breaking the bank. the 2 cards to consider would probably be the GeForce 6600GT, or the ATI X800GT. Elite Bastards has a review of the Powercolour X800GT, that comes with a good card, and a nice software bundle, including Hitman: Contracts.
"To put it simply, the Radeon X800GT isn't any one new core, or even a cut-down version of any one old core.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 26, 2005 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Just because you can't afford to switch to a BTX mobo with PCIe, and all the other changes required to get to the current generation of hardware, doesn't mean that you have to suffer through HalfLife2 at 9.5 FPS. HIS has released an mid level AGP ATI X700 ATI card, and XYZ Computing has the review.
Oh and if you have upgraded to PCIe, I think ATI might have released something today.
"This review is going to take a look at the X700 IceQ video card from HIS.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 22, 2005 - 12:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The PowerColor Radeon X800GT that 3DVelocity reviewed has 256 MB of DDR3 memory, and a 256 bit wide memory pipeline. It's a PCIe 16x card, that might be perfect for you if you are looking to make the jump to PCIe, without paying a lot just in the videocard. Plus, it performs well enough that you may be able to keep it in your system longer than you might expect from a middle of the road card.
"It's important to remember that mainstream users aren't people who don't want powerful graphics cards, th
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 21, 2005 - 12:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Asus Extreme N7800GT that NGOHQ reviews may not be the fastest card based on NVidia chips, but it is certainly powerful, and signifiantly cheaper than the GTX, and it can still be setup in SLI.
"This card overclocked better than I expected, I was able to reach the core speed of 485 MHz and 1200 MHz on the memory. The card was 100% stable at that speed and no artifacts occurred.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 20, 2005 - 06:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Integrated video cards on Nforce4 are here.
The GeForce 6100 is a 425MHz chip and the 6150 a 475MHz chip with added features, like a TV encoder. The Tech Report has the full story, head on over.
"Today NVIDIA is announcing a new K8 chipset family that brings GeForce 6 graphics to the nForce4
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 14, 2005 - 11:19 AM | Ryan Shrout
If you would like to get all the juciest information on the R520 before it gets released later next month, you can head over to Anandtech's "pre-NDA Extravaganza" and read up on a lot of it. The meat of it is that we will only see a 16 pipe version of this core despite older rumors and that clock speeds on the XT (top model) are going to be at 600 MHz core and 700 MHz memory! Oh and we will now have two more cards with 512 MB memory configurations stock from ATI by the looks of it.
At the top end is the Rad
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 7, 2005 - 03:25 PM | Ryan Shrout
The Inq believes that the upcoming R520 will still require the use of a master graphics card and won't be able to sell just a single GPU as NVIDIA is doing.
ATI SIMPLY didn't have enough time to remove the necessity for the master—slave card concept in R520 and the other R5xx cards. We learned that a handful of R520 master cards should be available at launch date and that customers will get them a few weeks after the launch.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2005 - 04:39 PM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like Anandtech has spilled the beans on the upcoming release of ATI's next generation GPU series, the R5xx. Unfortunately, with the dates they have listed at least, things still aren't looking up quite yet.
You'll first notice that ATI is releasing their cards slightly out of order this time around. ATI's approach may be to corner off NVIDIA before a next generation replacement for the 6200 series shows up.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2005 - 04:28 PM | Ryan Shrout
XFX sent over word that they have increased the warranty coverage of their video cards; new AND old! This warranty is retro-active and is good on all GeForce 6 and 7 series cards.
Here's the deal: We will repair and service your 6-Series or 7-Series Graphics Card for as long as you own it. All you have to do is register the card with us online. And, should you sell or transfer the card, we'll honor the warranty for the card's second owner, too, as long as they register it with us online.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2005 - 04:22 PM | Ryan Shrout
That being said, here is what we recommend. If you still don't have Battlefield 2 and want to get a good 7800 GTX with BF2 bundle, then definitely go with the XFX GeForce 7800 GTX Overclocked (with BF2 bundle), which is available for about $550 right now.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 28, 2005 - 01:24 PM | Ryan Shrout
Our friends at Tech Report have posted a review that looks at three different 7800 GTX cards from BFG, MSI and XFX. Turns out the winning card has NOTHING to do with graphics!
The first thing that should be said in any roundup of GeForce 7800 GTX video cards is that these cards are all essentially the same thing. NVIDIA doesn't just design the GPU; they create a reference design for the whole card, memory and all.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 26, 2005 - 01:59 PM | Ryan Shrout
Beyond 3D has posted a review of the BFG 7800 GTX card that comes default overclocked.
The BFG Tech GeForce 7800 GTX OC is clearly a great 7800 GTX solution, offering more speed than the default configuration and a lifetime warranty as well. If you are faced with the choice between a board at the reference clocks verses the BFG board and they are still at similar prices then it appears to be a no-brainer which option to go for!
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 24, 2005 - 11:48 AM | Ryan Shrout
Does this quote from a GlobeInvestor article point to another delay in the release of ATI's next generation GPU?
'This range has been adjusted down from the preliminary guidance announced on June 6, 2005, due to a more conservative expectation on the ramp of new products in the fourth quarter,' ATI said. The company said on a conference call that its new graphics chip, the R520, is delayed.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 24, 2005 - 09:31 AM | Ryan Shrout
I was just browsing through the PriceGrabber engine looking for updates on the prices of the 7800 GTX cards, and found some really great deals!! At this link, click on Page Computer, and though the price on the PG page says the price is $582, their site has it p
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