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Subject: Graphics Cards | October 19, 2005 - 01:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With the release of the expensive X850XT, ATI has found it's self with extra R480 cores. The solution they came up with was to use the same core in their X800GTO, a card that costs roughly half as much. TweakTown can give you the whole story on what this card can do.
"With all the hype surrounding the new generation ATI graphics cards, there are people who don't
have that kind of money to spend.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 18, 2005 - 05:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CoolTechZone looks at ECS's SDGE, their answer to ATI and nVidia. It is incredibly adaptable, running
mixes like PCIe x16 + PCIe x4, PCIe x8 + PCIe x8, PCIe x16 + PCIe x16. Also, in the future more combos may be included, like PCIe x16 + AGP Express, AGP 8x + PCIe Express, Integrated Graphics + AGP Express and Integr
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 18, 2005 - 03:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD Review has a head to head contest up ... it pits ATI's current flagship card against nVidia's. Check it out to see which gives you more bang for your buck.
"Today we got our hands on both an ATI X1800XL and NVIDIA 7800GT, so we decided to benchmark each of these cards with the same configuration to see what happens and how much bang you get for your buck."
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 18, 2005 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP got their hands on a BFGTech GeForce 7800 GT OC H2O! It's watercooled right out of the box, although you do need to have an existing watercooled PC to add it to. See just how far they can push this beast!
BFGTech is well known for taking video cards and bringing a guaranteed and warranty approved factory overclock right out of the box for you to enjoy more performance. As we all know, there is only so much you can do with a heat sink and fan unit using air-cooling.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 17, 2005 - 03:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
NVIDIA GeForce graphic processing units (GPUs) have been selected by Activision as the preferred platform for Call of Duty 2, the highly anticipated sequel to Call of Duty which is the winner of over 80 'Game of the Year' awards.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 14, 2005 - 06:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Wondering which 6800GT is right for you? Tech-hounds has a shootout between 3 major players in the graphics card biz. Even if the FRAPS ratings are the same, make sure to compare heat and the bundle of goodies they come with.
"Out of the the high end graphics card from NVIDIA, the GeForce 6800GT has the best bang for the buck. Now selling around US$ 250 to 350, it's the most affordable SM 3.0 graphics card that won't slow to a crawl under high details with AA and AF on.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 13, 2005 - 02:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tweaktown has posted a comparison of ATI's newest 5.10 against the previous 5.9. Read the review to see if you should do the driver installation.
Plus, Ryan has a full review of the Asus N7800GT DUAL 7800.
"It's that time again! The folks over at the ATI HQ in Canada have just released a new set of Catalyst drivers for users of Radeon graphics cards.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 11, 2005 - 04:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has an article about a different use for ATI's x1000 series GPUs. Not only can they provide incredible graphical performance, but they are also much quicker at processing phsyics than your main CPU. Read the full article if you want to know how texture memory can be used for general storage, and what pixel shaders can really do.
"One of the more surprising aspects of ATI's Radeon X1000 series launch is something we didn't get a chance to talk about in our initial review of the graphics cards: ATI's eagerness to talk about using its GPUs for no
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 10, 2005 - 02:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
t-break speaks with Davud Nalasco about Crossfire, the new X1000 series, and future plans for ATI, like will the cards work properly on Vista.
Don't forget to read Ryan's BFG 7800 GT OC Water Cooled Card Review as well!
"The compositing engine is really only necessary on a master board. Its only necessary if you want to use CrossFire.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 7, 2005 - 06:20 PM | Ryan Shrout
You have got to see this! Asus has nearly completed their dual-7800 GT card and is nearly ready to ship! This card features not one, but TWO 7800 GT cores on a single card, running at 489 MHz core and 1.358 GHz memory clocks! I have included some more pictures below!!
It does use an external power supply but that might actually be a good idea as power requirements on the PSU will go down because of it. Here is a thread in our forums to discuss this new technology.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 7, 2005 - 03:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tech-Hounds have decided they need to know which of the many X800XL based cards is the best. Head on over to see who wins between ABIT, ASUS, GeCube and Gigabyte.
"After some time off, we're back with a round up - this time it's the Radeon X800XL cards. Compared to the just recently released X1600s, we think these are still the better buy - at least if you're more concerned with AA and AF.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 6, 2005 - 06:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With all the ATI news around, the new ForceWare drivers have fallen by the wayside. Tweak Town fixes that problem, with a comparison of drivers, to show what performance changes you can expect from upgrading.
"A couple of days ago nVidia released their much talked about ForceWare Release 80 graphics card driver to the world.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 5, 2005 - 04:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Desperate for a new video card, and unwilling to wait any longer? TweakTown reviews 2 of ATI's Radeon X800GT, the current champion of comparatively low priced video cards. Find out which one you actually want, PowerColor or HIS.
"In August we saw the introduction of ATI's Radeon X800GT which finally gave some competition to nVidia against their mighty mid-range GeForce 6600GT.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 5, 2005 - 01:33 PM | Ryan Shrout
You can get more information, as well as the driver by visiting NZone.com.
SANTA CLARA, CAâ€”October 5, 2005â€”NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today upgraded the performance of millions of customers with the immediate available of the NVIDIA ForceWare graphics driver Release 81.84.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 5, 2005 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The reviews are in, but is it in stock? Start off with Hot Hardware's comprehensive testing of this series of cards. The top of the line card might not totally blow the 7800GTX out of the water, but then again, how many games utilize ATI's version of Shader Model 3? Be warned that this card wants power, even when idle. Make sure your power supply can handle the load.
After you're done, make sure to come back and read
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 5, 2005 - 09:38 AM | Ryan Shrout
Full PR can be found here.
MARKHAM, Ontario, Oct 05, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The newly announced RadeonÂ® X1800 family of products from ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) is receiving with widespread acclaim from game developers around the world, excited about all the new opportunities and possibilities presented by this new graphics card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 5, 2005 - 09:37 AM | Ryan Shrout
Read the full PR release here.
MARKHAM, Ontario, Oct 05, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) today launched a new family of graphics processors (GPUs), the RadeonÂ® X1000 family, that outperform competing products and deliver better image quality in every price category.
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?