Get your red hot ATI cards here

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 29, 2006 - 05:23 PM |
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The card that holds the title of best bang for you buck is on Pricegrabber.  Don't limit yourself to just reading the reviews and looking at the benchmarks, get your own X1950 XTX for $485.69, and support your favourite tech site on the net at the same time.

If you need some extra money to get it, why not sell some of your older components at the Trading Post!

More info on ATI's latest volley

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 29, 2006 - 01:51 PM |
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The new chip from ATI, the R580, and it's new flagship card, the X1950 XTX are up for review at Beyond3D.  They focus on inprovements from the last ATI card, and do their best to max out this powerful card. 

Source: Beyond3D

GIGABYTE Presents Radeon X1950XTX Civilization IV Edition: World's First GDDR4 Graphic Accelerator

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 23, 2006 - 02:17 PM |
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August 23, 2006
— GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY
Co., LTD. (GIGABYTE), a leading manufacturer of VGA
cards, today revealed the world's fastest 3D graphics card, the
GV-RX195X512VB-RH.

ATI's X1950XTX and friends

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 23, 2006 - 11:54 AM |
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After you've read Ryan's review of the new ATI cards, head on over to [H]ard|OCP where they compare the biggest baddest nVIDIA card, as well as the previous best from ATI, the 1900XTX to the new 1950XTX.  Along the way, they discover this card is much easier to setup in Crossfire than others have been in the past.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

ATI's Newest Graphics Cards Deliver an Unparalleled Visual Experience and Unmatched Value

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 23, 2006 - 11:11 AM |
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MARKHAM, Canada — August 23, 2006 — Consumers can now get high-end
performance for gaming and digital entertainment without having to
sacrifice power for cost. ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:
ATYT), a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D
graphics, today launched the Radeon® X1900 XT 256 MB, Radeon X1650 Pro
and Radeon X1300 XT graphics cards, offering the quality and
performance of ATI's highest end cards for unmatched prices.

Source: ATI

Radeon X1950 XTX Review

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 23, 2006 - 06:06 AM |
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PC Perspective has just published its review of the new flagship graphics cards from ATI, the X1950 XTX and X1950 CrossFire Edition. Based on a slightly modified R580 GPU core with GDDR4 memory technology, the X1950 XTX has amazingly high memory bandwidth numbers to support the growing number of users with ultra-high resolution displays like the 30" Dell LCD we tested it on.

ATI's new TV Tuner

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 21, 2006 - 03:07 PM |
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The upcoming TV Tuner card from ATI is based on the brand new Theatre 650 Pro processor has quite a few new features.  From supporting SECAM and Digital TV to a 12 bit video decoder, and a lot more.  Drop by HotHardware to see what they thought of the reference model they were sent.

Source: HotHardware

XT versus Pro, Which X1600 should get your money.

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 18, 2006 - 01:17 PM |
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Apart from the Pro running at 500MHz GPU/800MHz RAM, and the XT at 578MHz GPU/1.38GHz RAM, they are the same card.  The XT does tend to be more expensive, and faster, but HotHardware wants to know which is the better bang for your buck.  Handy hint, they are available in both PCIe and AGP.

Source: HotHardware

Up! Up! and away!

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 15, 2006 - 11:47 AM |
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There IS such a thing as a Rocket Belt convention!  MAKE:Blog can tell you where to sign up, and for $85.00, how can anyone near NY resist?

"The Rocketbelt convention 2006 is September 23 - 24 @ the Niagara Aerospace Museum, New York and

looks to be an incredible event! I have a thing for rocket belts, it's a Maker doing what we all dream

about - flight."

Here is some more Tech News from around the web:

Source: MAKE: Blog

Buy a graphical legend

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 11, 2006 - 11:41 AM |
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From the company that invented SLI and quad core graphics cards ... the never officially released Voodoo5 6000 can be yours!  Get a look at the stats on The Register, or just go straight to the bidding (currently $685 on eBay).

Source: The Register

Quad SLI Article Power Consumption Update

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 10, 2006 - 10:13 PM |
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Thanks to Lee, our own cooling and power editor, for pointing out to me that I had left power consumption numbers out of my Quad SLI evaluation.  If you haven't read it yet, I of course highly recommend you do.  And if you already did, but are curious to see what the power consumption of a Quad SLI powered system running on a Core 2 Extreme X6800 totals to, head on over the last page of the review for the upda

Quad SLI for the DIY Guy

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 9, 2006 - 11:44 AM |
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It's offical as of today, nVIDIA fully supports Quad SLI for home builders, with the release of the new 91.45 WHQL Forceware driver.  Take a trip with [H]ard|OCP into the world of 'SLI8X' gamma corrected antialiasing at 2560x1600.  Be warned though, as with all bleeding edge drivers, results may vary from system to system.

You can also see Ryan's huge article on Quad SLI right here on PC Perspective.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Taking a look at HDCP

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 8, 2006 - 06:32 PM |
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PCStats reviews the first HDCP enabled video card from MSI, a 7900GT.  Not only do you get the performance of a 7900GT, you will be allowed to watch new HDCP compliant video at the HD resolution you paid for, as long as your player and monitor or TV is compliant as well.

Source: PCStats

Video cards you can afford to buy 2 of

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 3, 2006 - 12:18 PM |
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The mid range cards from ATI and nVIDIA run in price between about $120 to $250, which makes it much more affordable to set up an SLI or Crossfire machine.  [H]ard|OCP looks at such a card from nVIDIA, the MSI NX7600 GT, pitting it against a Radeon x1800.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

BFG TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES GEFORCE 7300 GT 256MB PCIe OVERCLOCKED GRAPHICS CARD

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 2, 2006 - 11:42 AM |
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Lake Forest, IL — (August 2, 2006) — BFG Technologies®, Inc., the leading North American and European-based NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today their new BFG GeForce™ 7300 GT OC™ 256MB PCIe graphics card.

HyperMemory and TurboCache

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 31, 2006 - 05:29 PM |
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PC Mechanic looks at HyperMemory and TurboCache, and helps you figure out what's what.  Along the way they also explain how their can be many different prices and models off of the exact same core.

Source: PC Mechanic

BFG TECHNOLOGIES CONTINUES LEAD IN U.S. RETAIL MARKET SHARE

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 31, 2006 - 03:16 PM |
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Lake Forest, IL — (July 31, 2006) — BFG Technologies®, Inc., the leading North America and European-based supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards and other PC enthusiast products, announced today that the company continued its #1 revenue market position for NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards in United States retail sales from January through June of 2006, as well as for the month of June, 2006.


Source: Email

Multi GPU goodness, the extended version (Part 9, Conclusion)

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 30, 2006 - 07:26 PM |
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So we tally up the results from them we see NVIDIA obviously dominate everything, even in certain games if ATI is winning NVIDIA remains really close. Especially in low and mid-range performance systems ATI is under attack. But very interesting to see is are the high-end products from ATI perform with that new Cat 6.7 driver. Be sure to check that out. In short: the overall view thus generic performance among the majority of games without a doubt is looking fantastic for NVIDIA SLI. Nobody will deny that even for a second. But do remember what I already stated in the introduction.

Source: Guru of 3D

Multi GPU goodness, the extended version (Part 7)

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 28, 2006 - 04:24 PM |
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Legit Reviews carries on benchmarking the systems, testing a bundle of new games with various settings.  Drop by to get a feel for the best SLI and CrossFire can offer.

R580 Redux

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 28, 2006 - 02:04 PM |
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While the Radeon x1900GT is based on the R580 GPU, it's clock speed has been reduced as well as the number of shaders and pipelines.  HotHardware tests this ATI mid-range card against nVidia's to see who offers the best value.

Source: HotHardware