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

ATI and Microsoft Usher in the HD Era of Gaming

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 17, 2005 - 10:40 AM |
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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.

ATI Mobility X700 Reviewed

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 17, 2005 - 10:36 AM |
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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.

Source: Beyond3D

BFG 6800 Ultra OC 512 MB Review

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 17, 2005 - 10:34 AM |
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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.

Source: General

NVIDIA Has Breakthrough GPU at Playstation 3 Conference

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 16, 2005 - 08:37 PM |
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You can get the whole PR at the NVIDIA site.


NVIDIA PRESENTS BREAKTHROUGH NEXT-GENERATION GRAPHICS AT SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT'S PLAYSTATION®3 PRESS CONFERENCE


SONY PICTURES STUDIOS

—CULVER CITY, CA—MAY 16, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, provided a first look at the power

Albatron Release AGP to PCI Express Adaptor?

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 16, 2005 - 01:40 PM |
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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

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NVIDIA G70 To Show at Computex

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 12, 2005 - 07:19 AM |
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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.

Source: Digitimes