nVidia still on top of graphics ... for this week

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 29, 2005 - 02:54 PM |
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The G70 chipset, like that used in the XFX 7800GT SLI that Gamepyre reviews, is one of the top cards available today, or perhaps until next week, when ATI releases their newest offering.  If you want to see the most effects in your games, get one or two of these for your system today.

"The 7800GT is a worthy successor to the 6800GT and sell at about the same price point.

Source: Gamepyre

ATI's X800GT - Good Performance at a Good Price

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 28, 2005 - 12:55 PM |
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If you want OK graphic performance, without breaking the bank. the 2 cards to consider would probably be the GeForce 6600GT, or the ATI X800GT.  Elite Bastards has a review of the Powercolour X800GT, that comes with a good card, and a nice software bundle, including Hitman: Contracts.

"To put it simply, the Radeon X800GT isn't any one new core, or even a cut-down version of any one old core.

AGP Is Not Dead & More

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 26, 2005 - 11:53 AM |
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Just because you can't afford to switch to a BTX mobo with PCIe, and all the other changes required to get to the current generation of hardware, doesn't mean that you have to suffer through HalfLife2 at 9.5 FPS.   HIS has released an mid level AGP ATI X700 ATI card, and XYZ Computing has the review.


Oh and if you have upgraded to PCIe, I think ATI might have released something today.


"This review is going to take a look at the X700 IceQ video card from HIS.

Powerful Graphics At An Attractive Price & More

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 22, 2005 - 12:22 PM |
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The PowerColor Radeon X800GT that 3DVelocity reviewed has 256 MB of DDR3 memory, and a 256 bit wide memory pipeline.  It's a PCIe 16x card, that might be perfect for you if you are looking to make the jump to PCIe, without paying a lot just in the videocard.  Plus, it performs well enough that you may be able to keep it in your system longer than you might expect from a middle of the road card.

"It's important to remember that mainstream users aren't people who don't want powerful graphics cards, th

Source: 3DVelocity

Fast Cards, Faster Drivers & More

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 21, 2005 - 12:20 PM |
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The Asus Extreme N7800GT that NGOHQ reviews may not be the fastest card based on NVidia chips, but it is certainly powerful, and signifiantly cheaper than the GTX, and it can still be setup in SLI.

"This card overclocked better than I expected, I was able to reach the core speed of 485 MHz and 1200 MHz on the memory. The card was 100% stable at that speed and no artifacts occurred.

Source: NGOHQ

A Chipset With Great Graphics Grafted On & More

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 20, 2005 - 06:56 PM |
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Integrated video cards on Nforce4 are here.  

 The GeForce 6100 is a 425MHz chip and the 6150 a 475MHz chip with added features, like a TV encoder.  The Tech Report has the full story, head on over.

"Today NVIDIA is announcing a new K8 chipset family that brings GeForce 6 graphics to the nForce4

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R520 Information Hits Anandtech

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 14, 2005 - 11:19 AM |
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If you would like to get all the juciest information on the R520 before it gets released later next month, you can head over to Anandtech's "pre-NDA Extravaganza" and read up on a lot of it.  The meat of it is that we will only see a 16 pipe version of this core despite older rumors and that clock speeds on the XT (top model) are going to be at 600 MHz core and 700 MHz memory!  Oh and we will now have two more cards with 512 MB memory configurations stock from ATI by the looks of it.

At the top end is the Rad

Source: AnandTech

R520 Spy Pics?

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 7, 2005 - 07:05 PM |
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It looks like some pics have finally leaked of the upcoming R520 product along with specs on possible card line ups. 


The card you are seeing is the R520 XT.

Source: techPowerUp!

Master Card Requirement to Stay in R5xx Series

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 7, 2005 - 03:25 PM |
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The Inq believes that the upcoming R520 will still require the use of a master graphics card and won't be able to sell just a single GPU as NVIDIA is doing.

ATI SIMPLY didn't have enough time to remove the necessity for the master—slave card concept in R520 and the other R5xx cards. We learned that a handful of R520 master cards should be available at launch date and that customers will get them a few weeks after the launch.

Source: The Inquirer

ATI Roadmaps Unmasked??

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2005 - 04:39 PM |
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It looks like Anandtech has spilled the beans on the upcoming release of ATI's next generation GPU series, the R5xx.  Unfortunately, with the dates they have listed at least, things still aren't looking up quite yet. 

You'll first notice that ATI is releasing their cards slightly out of order this time around. ATI's approach may be to corner off NVIDIA before a next generation replacement for the 6200 series shows up.

Source: AnandTech

XFX Adds Double Lifetime Warranty GeForce 6/7 Series

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2005 - 04:28 PM |
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XFX sent over word that they have increased the warranty coverage of their video cards; new AND old!  This warranty is retro-active and is good on all GeForce 6 and 7 series cards. 

Here's the deal: We will repair and service your 6-Series or 7-Series Graphics Card for as long as you own it. All you have to do is register the card with us online. And, should you sell or transfer the card, we'll honor the warranty for the card's second owner, too, as long as they register it with us online.

Catalsyt 5.8 Drivers Released

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2005 - 04:24 PM |
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ATI released new Catalyst drivers today in the form of a 5.8 revision.  No release notes have been posted yet.

XFX 7800 GTX Review

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2005 - 04:22 PM |
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Anandtech has reviewed the latest high end card from XFX, the 7800 GTX.  They look at the same 490/1.3 version that I reviewed here

That being said, here is what we recommend. If you still don't have Battlefield 2 and want to get a good 7800 GTX with BF2 bundle, then definitely go with the XFX GeForce 7800 GTX Overclocked (with BF2 bundle), which is available for about $550 right now.

Source: AnandTech

NVIDIA Announces the 7800 GT

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 11, 2005 - 11:32 AM |
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You can grab the full press release at their website, then check out my review of the product, and then look at the other reviews I have gathered here.

GeForce 7800 GTX Comparison

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 28, 2005 - 01:24 PM |
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Our friends at Tech Report have posted a review that looks at three different 7800 GTX cards from BFG, MSI and XFX.  Turns out the winning card has NOTHING to do with graphics!

The first thing that should be said in any roundup of GeForce 7800 GTX video cards is that these cards are all essentially the same thing. NVIDIA doesn't just design the GPU; they create a reference design for the whole card, memory and all.

BFG 7800 GTX OC Reviewed

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 26, 2005 - 01:59 PM |
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Beyond 3D has posted a review of the BFG 7800 GTX card that comes default overclocked. 

The BFG Tech GeForce 7800 GTX OC is clearly a great 7800 GTX solution, offering more speed than the default configuration and a lifetime warranty as well. If you are faced with the choice between a board at the reference clocks verses the BFG board and they are still at similar prices then it appears to be a no-brainer which option to go for!

Source: Beyond3D

ATI Delays the R520??

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 24, 2005 - 11:48 AM |
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Does this quote from a GlobeInvestor article point to another delay in the release of ATI's next generation GPU?

'This range has been adjusted down from the preliminary guidance announced on June 6, 2005, due to a more conservative expectation on the ramp of new products in the fourth quarter,' ATI said. The company said on a conference call that its new graphics chip, the R520, is delayed.

7800 GTX Prices!

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 24, 2005 - 09:31 AM |
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I was just browsing through the PriceGrabber engine looking for updates on the prices of the 7800 GTX cards, and found some really great deals!!  At this link, click on Page Computer, and though the price on the PG page says the price is $582, their site has it p

Asus to Make Dual 7800 Card?

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 24, 2005 - 09:02 AM |
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It seems almost crazy to hear, but it just might happen.  After news about the cancelled 6800U dual chip card hit the streets (as we expected) the rumors are starting about Asus' next move.

Instead, the company is looking forward to utilize two GeForce 7800-series chips on a single graphics card targeted for hardcore enthusiasts. The cancellation of the project is suggested to be the launch of the new-generation GeForce 7800 GTX graphics processing units.

Source: X-Bit Labs

GeForce 7800 GTX Availability

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 22, 2005 - 09:40 AM |
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For the first time I can remember, we have availability of a new GPU on launch day!  Below are some press links to vendors supplying them. 


Here are some places where you can buy these cards right now!