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Subject: Graphics Cards | June 16, 2005 - 10:52 AM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 16, 2005 - 10:45 AM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 14, 2005 - 07:56 PM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2005 - 03:39 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 24, 2005 - 10:09 AM | Chuck Smith
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 24, 2005 - 10:02 AM | Ryan Shrout
I got a few video card reviews in my mail box this morning, and here they are in no particular order:
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 24, 2005 - 09:56 AM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 23, 2005 - 05:59 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 19, 2005 - 09:34 AM | Chuck Smith
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.
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