ATI Roadmaps Unmasked??

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2005 - 01:39 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 - 01:28 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 - 01:24 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 - 01:22 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 - 08:32 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 - 10:24 AM |
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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 - 10:59 AM |
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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 - 08:48 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 - 06:31 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 - 06:02 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 - 06:40 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!

GeForce 7800 GTX Reviews

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 22, 2005 - 06:34 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 - 06:30 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 - 07:52 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 - 07:45 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 - 04:56 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 - 12:39 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 - 08:59 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 - 07:09 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 - 07:02 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