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Subject: Graphics Cards | May 19, 2005 - 09:16 AM | Chuck Smith
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 17, 2005 - 07:00 PM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 17, 2005 - 10:40 AM | Ryan Shrout
ATI just sent this PR out over the wire.
ATI and Microsoft Usher in the HD Era of Gaming
Xbox 360 redefines the visual experience: unparalleled performance drives new levels of realism and immersion
E3 - LOS ANGELES, CA— May 17, 2005 — The era of HD gaming is in full effect at E3 2005 with ATI Technologies Inc.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 17, 2005 - 10:36 AM | Ryan Shrout
Beyond3D.com has taken a look at a notebook featuring the ATI X700 Mobility part to see how it stacks up as a gaming machine.
As well as comparing the performance of the Mobility Radeon X700 with relatively freshly taken scores from the desktop X700 PRO and X600 XT we'll also compare it against the previous performances of the Mobility Radeon 9800 and X800, where we can.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 17, 2005 - 10:34 AM | Ryan Shrout
Chris Angelini has written up a review of the BFG 6800 Ultra 512 MB card for Firingsquad today. If you feel a need to spend $1000+ on a graphics card, you're in luck! ;)
This is a tough one to call, and it took collaboration between a couple of FS staffers to determine if spending one grand on a graphics card represents the epitome of hardcore or the depths of foolishness. In the end, we fell right about in the middle.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 16, 2005 - 08:37 PM | Ryan Shrout
You can get the whole PR at the NVIDIA site.
NVIDIA PRESENTS BREAKTHROUGH NEXT-GENERATION GRAPHICS AT SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT'S PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 PRESS CONFERENCE
SONY PICTURES STUDIOSâ€”CULVER CITY, CAâ€”MAY 16, 2005â€”NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, provided a first look at the power
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 16, 2005 - 01:40 PM | Ryan Shrout
I saw this thread in our forums this morning and tried to dig up some more info on it, but came up empty thus far. Albatron has apparently released something called the "ATOP" that allows current AGP video card users to upgrade to a PCIe motherboard without buying a new video card. Based on the photo I see on the Albatron website, this is not giong to be a universal option for AGP cards at all. The AGP video card that is shown is very
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 12, 2005 - 07:19 AM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like NVIDIA will be showing off their next GPU technology at Computex this June. According to this report, it should be twice as fast as the 6800 series of GPUs and will be made on the 0.11 micron process. Apparently, the R520 from ATI will be on the .09 micron process.
Since the G70 is currently under non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with Nvidia, motherboard makers declined to provide more details about the product.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 11, 2005 - 11:01 AM | Ryan Shrout
Currently, NVIDIA only has 16, 32 and 64MB TurboCache products on the market while ATI has a 32 and a 128MB configuration in their HyperMemory products. You can see my recent review of them here. Well it looks like this summer NVIDIA might be launching a 128MB version of their TC product.
Nvidia plans to introduce a new version of its GeForce 6200 with TurboCache that includes 128MB of on-board memory for the mainstrea
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 10, 2005 - 11:33 AM | Ryan Shrout
Abit announced late last night that they were releasing a Fatal1ty branded X800 XL 512 MB video card that features vGuru options. For those unfamiliar, vGuru is much like uGuru, only for video cards instead of motherboards, and allows users to overclock their video cards much more easily.
Also announced last night, were two Abit motherboards supporting SLI technology. The AN8 SLI uses the nForce4 SLI AMD Edition chipset and the NI8 SLI uses the
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 6, 2005 - 11:10 AM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like Gigabyte, Asus and MSI are all gearing up for ATI's upcoming multi-GPU technology by preparing motherboards based on ATI's chipset. The interesting part is that ATI will have a chipset for BOTH AMD and Intel platforms, so who will go with what is still a mystery.
Tier two motherboard companies are still considering and evaluating these chipsets but most of the companies don't want to start a conflict with Nvidia, as Nvidia might give them hard time if they start using ATI chipsets all of a sudden.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 6, 2005 - 11:07 AM | Ryan Shrout
Legit Reviews is taking a look at the Albatron 6200 TurboCache video card today. Don't expect to be very impressed with the performance though, these are the cheapest of budget cards. If you want another view, you can look at my comparison between TurboCache and ATI's HyperMemory technology posted today as well.
When I first was looking to take the socket 939 plunge the first thing I noticed was the need for a new video card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 6, 2005 - 11:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
Hexus seems to be ready to "exclusively reveal details about ATi's dual-card technology" for SLI-type, multi-GPU solution. From the information here, it looks like anyone with a current ATI PCI Express graphics card will be able to use it in a dual card configuration as long as you update to a card capable of handling the "master GPU" position, presumably the R520 and up.
Nothing kinky here folks, the 'Master/Slave' reference tells you which card is in control of assembling the final image in its frame buffer.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 5, 2005 - 10:58 AM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like if this rumor is true, we'll have a pair of new GPU technologies to look at this June for the Computex show.
Though we could not get other specific information like the pricing, availability and final specifications of the GPUs, the information does seem to be rather authentic when referring to previous product launches.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 5, 2005 - 10:56 AM | Ryan Shrout
Here are some random video card reviews found throughout the web today.
- PCStats reviews an MSI 6600GT card
- ViperLair looks at the 6200 TurboCache card from Albatron -- expect to see my budget GPU comparison up tomorrow
- Digit Life looks at a pair of Radeon X850 XT cards
- Gamepyre reviews a 256 MB version
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 4, 2005 - 11:40 AM | Ryan Shrout
HardOCP has written up an article looking at the current state of gaming on the newly released 64-bit version of Windows XP. They did find that Splinter Cell refused to play in the new version of Windows...
Number 4 is the key here. The application or game itself be written to take advantage of what your 64-bit CPU has to offer. Without this, there isn't going to be any benefit in game performance on an x64 platform.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 4, 2005 - 09:21 AM | Ryan Shrout
After you have looked at my review of the Radeon X800 XL 512 MB GPU from ATI, then you should have a look at what these other websits are saying about the latest video card releaes.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 27, 2005 - 10:43 AM | Ryan Shrout
At least, that is what the Inquirer is saying.
We saw some Intel 955 motherboards with two PCIe graphics slots and when we asked around it turns out that you will be able to use ATI's cards in those boards. That is, when ATI officially reveals its marchitecture.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 21, 2005 - 11:27 AM | Ryan Shrout
Read the full release on ATI.com.
ATI Leverages Breakthrough AMD 64 Dual-Core Technology to Drive Graphics Industry Forward
MARKHAM, ON— April 21, 2005 — To mark the 2nd anniversary of the AMD Opteron™ processor platform, ATI Technologies Inc., (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) affirms its ongoing support of AMD's (NYSE : AMD) industry-leading initiatives
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 14, 2005 - 10:41 AM | Ryan Shrout
I got word of this last night, but NVIDIA posted a new graphics driver today, version 71.89. Get 'em if you need 'em, or just want them. Or whatever.
- Support for the GeForce 6200 with TurboCache™, NVIDIA PureVideo™, and NVIDIA SLI™
- MicrosoftÂ® DirectXÂ® 9.0c and OpenGLÂ® 1.5 support
- Resolved problem with overclocking not working when running GPUs in SLI mode.
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