GeForce 7800 GTX Comparison

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 28, 2005 - 01:24 PM |
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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.

BFG 7800 GTX OC Reviewed

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 26, 2005 - 01:59 PM |
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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!

Source: Beyond3D

ATI Delays the R520??

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 24, 2005 - 11:48 AM |
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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.

7800 GTX Prices!

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 24, 2005 - 09:31 AM |
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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

Asus to Make Dual 7800 Card?

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 24, 2005 - 09:02 AM |
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It seems almost crazy to hear, but it just might happen.  After news about the cancelled 6800U dual chip card hit the streets (as we expected) the rumors are starting about Asus' next move.

Instead, the company is looking forward to utilize two GeForce 7800-series chips on a single graphics card targeted for hardcore enthusiasts. The cancellation of the project is suggested to be the launch of the new-generation GeForce 7800 GTX graphics processing units.

Source: X-Bit Labs

GeForce 7800 GTX Availability

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 22, 2005 - 09:40 AM |
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For the first time I can remember, we have availability of a new GPU on launch day!  Below are some press links to vendors supplying them. 


Here are some places where you can buy these cards right now!

GeForce 7800 GTX Reviews

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 22, 2005 - 09:34 AM |
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After you have perused my GeForce 7800 GTX Review you can head on out and check out some other site's take on this new GPU release.  More as they come in...

NVIDIA Announces GeForce 7800 GTX

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 22, 2005 - 09:30 AM |
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You can read the entire release at NVIDIA.com.

NVIDIA REDEFINES HIGH-END PC GRAPHICS WITH NEW-GENERATION GEFORCE 7800 GTX GPU Redesigned Architecture Delivers Stunning Image Quality and More than Twice the Pure Graphics Performance of its Previous Generation's Top GPU


SAN FRANCISCO, CA—JUNE 22, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processing, today unveiled the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX graphics processing unit (GPU), the new flagship of the NVIDIA GeForce GPU line-up.

ATI All-in-Wonder X800 XT Review

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 16, 2005 - 10:52 AM |
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I missed this one yesterday, but our friends at Tech Report have posted a review of the X800 XT All-in-Wonder card that offers a healthy does of gaming performance along with great video input and output capability. 

ATI used digital tuners back in the days of the Radeon 8500DV, but switched to analog tuners from Philips for more recent All-in-Wonders. For the AIW X800 XT, ATI has returned to silicon-based digital tuners, which supposedly offer higher quality and quicker tuning.

NVIDIA Cuts Budget GPU Prices

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 16, 2005 - 10:45 AM |
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NVIDIA has just cut their budget GPU prices according to Digitimes today perhaps an indication of their upcoming new GPU launch this month.  Hopefully we'll see the same kind of price reductions on the 6800 series of cards soon too.

Nvidia recently lowered the price of its GeForce 6200 with TurboCache by US$15, according to sources at Taiwan graphics-card makers.

Source: Digitimes

NVIDIA To Hold the Second GeForce LAN Event in SFO

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 14, 2005 - 07:56 PM |
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If you think you might be in the San Francisco area a week from now, you'll definitely want to take a loot at this post.  NVIDIA is holding a BYOC and contest in downtown, with some great prizes!

GeForce LAN 2.0
June 21, San Francisco, CA


Join NVIDIA and hundreds of gamers at the second GeForce LAN in San Francisco!  Register today for the BYOC, or as a spectator - all members of the BYOC receive a FREE retail copy of EA's Battlefield 2 - on the spot!  NVIDIA will host a BF2 tournament, a UT2004 Ca

ATI Announces X800 XT Mobility GPU

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2005 - 03:39 PM |
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Today ATI announced the release of the X800 XT Mobility GPU for notebooks.  I was briefed on this technology but am expecting a notebook sample to review soon so will hold off any paper release notes and wait for the product to reach the lab.

MARKHAM, Ontario, Jun 06, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ATI Technologies Inc.

ATI CrossFire Previews

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 30, 2005 - 11:59 PM |
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I got into Taiwan just in enough time to write up a

AGEIA PhysX Processing Unit Preview

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 24, 2005 - 10:09 AM |
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PC Perspective takes a look at the upcoming release of the AGEIA PhysX physics processor add-in card. With claims of revolutionizing the way games are played, AGEIA has set a high bar they need to reach. In this preview we look at the hardware specifications as they are known today as well as what kind of work AGEIA has gone through thus far to get their software implemented in game engines.

A Bunch of ATI GPU Reviews

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 24, 2005 - 10:02 AM |
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I got a few video card reviews in my mail box this morning, and here they are in no particular order:



  • Digit Life looks at the MSI based X800 XL PCI Express graphics card

  • The guys at HotHardware are reviewing the Asus X800 XL card, also in PCI Express form

  • As if it isn't enough X800 XL to go around, HardCoreWare has a look-see at the Gigabyte X8
Source: General

Integrated Graphics: Xpress 200 vs GMA 950

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 24, 2005 - 09:56 AM |
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If for some reason you are interested in comparing the performance of integrated graphics solutions of ATI and Intel, now is your chance.  Anandtech has the feature!  ;)


These numbers serve to show that spending 50 to 75 USD on an add-in card can actually make the difference between a good gaming experience and a mediocre one.
Source: AnandTech

Xbox 360 vs Playstation 3 Specs Comparison

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 23, 2005 - 05:59 PM |
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It looks like Microsoft has written a little article comparing the specs of the Xbox 360 against the Sony Playstation 3.  Guess who came out on top?  Take all this with a grain of salt...

We decided to put this Microsoft-provided information up undigested. Thus, enclosed is a Microsoft-made comparitive analysis. We have not altered, added, or tinkered with the data. We have not interpreted the specs. We have cut and pasted this information from the email into our site and formatted it.

Source: General

ASUS EN6800Ultra-DUAL GPU Preview

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 19, 2005 - 09:34 AM |
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Virtual Zone has a preview of a dual 6800 Ultra GPU card from ASUS. This thing is just monstrous!



ASUS is going to launch their new EN6800Ultra Dual card later this month at Computex that features two 6800Ultra GPUs on a single card.

Source: Virtual Zone

Nvidia Geforce 6600/6600GT Videocard Roundup

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 19, 2005 - 09:16 AM |
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Mike Dowler has put together a nine card Nvidia Geforce 6600/6600GT Roundup at PCStats. This roundup tests both AGP and PCI Express versions of the 6600/6600GT cards.


The Geforce 6600/6600GT GPU, like its opposite the ATI X700/X700 PRO, offers considerably more for the money than the mainstream cards of previous generations did. PCstats is testing out nine Geforce 6600 and Geforce 6600 GT based videocards, in both AGP and PCI Express versions.
Source: PCStats

A Whole Lot of Ageia PhysX News

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 17, 2005 - 07:00 PM |
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A whole lot of press releases from Ageia, the pioneers of the PhysX physics processing unit, hit my inbox a bit ago. 


First up, it looks like the Playstation 3 is going to have some Ageia Physics middleware to aid in development of games on the new console.  Fans of City of Hereos and those looking forward to City of Villians will be interested to know that the Ageia NovodeX physics software is going to be used in the engine for the g