ATI X800 XT All-In-Wonder Review

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 9, 2005 - 03:31 PM |
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The 'blokes' at Hexus.net are serving up a review of the ATI X800 XT-based All-In-Wonder card today.

Otherwise, and I'll ignore my issues with MMC's interface, since I'm assured it's being worked on, it's a standout multimedia product. It's the definitive, best-of-breed combination 3D and video product for AGP systems, by quite some margin.

Source: Hexus

Ageia PhysX Chip - Interview

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 8, 2005 - 01:06 PM |
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Duane from Gamers Depot let me know that he has posted an interview with the CEO and COO of Ageia, the compnay responsible for all the hype around physics processing units. 

The PPU is different from but complementary to the CPU/GPU as follows: It is dependent on the nature of application for which the processor has been optimized.

Source: General

ATI Announces X800 XL and X850 XT in AGP Form

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 28, 2005 - 04:28 PM |
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This is quite a surprise announcement from ATI this morning -- they are now announcing that they have AGP parts based on the X800 XL and X800 XT GPUs.  These cards use an ATI bridge chip that converts the PCIe bus to the AGP bus.  Here's some more information in the official PR:


ATI Extends its Line of High-End Graphics Cards


RADEON® X800 XL and RADEON® X850 XT now available for AGP customers


MARKHAM, ON

February 28, 2005

The Ultimate Graphics Card Kit?

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 28, 2005 - 02:24 PM |
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If this new kit from Gainward isn't the ultimate graphics card upgrade kit, it has to be pretty damn close. The thought of two watercooled GeForce 6800 Ultras with 512MB of memory (each) in SLI should be enough to put a smile on any gamer's face. Can you image the benchmark scores from this SLI kit with 1GB of total VGA memory?


Source: X-Bit Labs

512MB NVIDIA Layout Changes?

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 28, 2005 - 02:17 PM |
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A few images on an engineering sample 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra have been floating around online today. Although the additional 256MB is an obvious benefit, there are some rather drastic layout changes to the board which should certainly raise an eyebrow. Taking a glimpse at the image below, you'll see that the memory is not cooled in any way here and that the traditional passive heatsink assembly seen on 6800 Ultras will not fit.

Source: General

512MB Graphcis Card Eye-Candy

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 24, 2005 - 10:28 PM |
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Those with systems that have 512MB of memory or less should avert their eyes as images of ATI's 512MB "proof-of-concept" graphics card have found their way online. Try not to think of the cost and instead focus on the performance boost the extra memory could lend in something like Doom3.

ATI Offers A Sneak Peak at 512 MB Graphics

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 23, 2005 - 01:46 PM |
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ATI Invites Gamers to Tweak Their PCs With the PROs and Get a Sneak Peek at the World's First 512MB Gaming Card


ATI sponsors the Ultimate LAN at Texas Gaming Festival


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February 23, 2005 Gamers from around the world are invited to join ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) and its marketing partners at the Ultimate LAN, held in association with the Texas Gaming Festival in Dallas, February 25th to 27th.

512MB Graphics Are Here

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 23, 2005 - 10:54 AM |
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Just as the pain of shelling out $500 for a 6800 Ultra or X850XT begins to wear off, both ATI and NVIDIA have announced that they have 512MB cards up and running.

Source: The Inquirer

ATI Prepping New-Hardware Showcase

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 22, 2005 - 07:03 PM |
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As the end of the month approaches and the Texas Gaming Festival approaches, ATI has begun sharing a few tidbits of information regarding some new hardware they're going to showcase at the event. Rumors are floating around that people will see a 512MB card, although no solid confirmation has been given.

Source: General

XFX 6600Gt AGP Review

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 14, 2005 - 03:45 AM |
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If your upgrading your graphics card on a budget, you might want to take a look at this XFX 6600Gt AGP review.


 

Source: NVnews

Chaintech GeForce 6600GT AGP

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 2, 2005 - 02:51 PM |
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"The GeForce 6600 video card was initially released as a PCI-Express video card. Recently Nvidia released an AGP version of the 6600 for those who have not made the leap to the new bus type. Nvidia places the 6600 series in the performance category while the biggest and baddest 6800 is in the enthusiast category. Currently there are two models of the 6600 line, the regular 6600 and 6600GT which is faster than the regular 6600.

Source: OCMODSHOP

Mobility Radeon X800

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 30, 2004 - 02:02 AM |
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Those of you interested in laptop gaming might want to check out this review of ATI's Mobility X800. You can find the review over at Beyond3d.

"M28, fundamentally, is very similar to M18 as they are both derived from basically the same core parts. Where M18 is derived from ATI's R420 core,
M28 is derived from R423 - both of these cores are architecturally, and performance configuration wise, the same but R420 is built for AGP graphics
whilst R423 is built for PCI Express.

Source: Beyond3D

Jetart JACSH1 Video Cooling Kit

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 21, 2004 - 04:38 PM |
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This is the Jetart JACSH1 Video Cooler and it looks like it performs as good as it looks, according to this review at Club Overclocker: "Just recently we reviewed the now infamous NV5 silencer.

Source: Club OC

ATI Radeon X700

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 20, 2004 - 10:22 AM |
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Not everyone needs or wants a top of the range graphics card and there are some good mid range alternatives on the market right now. One alternative to consider is one of the Radeon X700 series graphics cards, based on ATI's RV410 GPU. The X700 Pro is a smart looking little card, with a compact dual exhaust cooling solution.

Gigabyte Previews dual-chip 6600GT SLI Card

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 16, 2004 - 11:21 PM |
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I just got this in an email from Gigabyte, and it looks damn cool.  We are looking at a dual 6600GT card (that's right, one card) with 256 MB of DDR3 memory on a 256-bit memory bus, running at a memory clock of 600 MHz and a core clock of 500 MHz (each, I assume).  I have included the 1 page PDF file as an image they sent out below.


What is still left to be determined is how exactly this is working!  My first theory is presume that the card itself is splitting the PCIe bus into two buses, one going to each chip seperately and with a direct connection between

NVIDIA and Intel giving away GeForce 6600 GT

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 2, 2004 - 09:34 AM |
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Some interesting news from NVIDIA and Intel today. Intel will be bundling GeForce 6600GT video cards with their PCI Express motherboards until December 31. The following products qualify:



  • Intel Desktop Board D925XCV/BC family

  • Intel Desktop Board D925XECV2/BV2 family

  • Intel Desktop Board D915PBL/CY/CM family

Holiday upgrading just got a lot more interesting.
Source: NVIDIA

NVIDIA's SLI - An Introduction by HEXUS.net

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 24, 2004 - 08:36 AM |
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Not so much a review of a specific card, but rather an in-depth discussion on the merics of SLI technology. A very well written first piece to complement your next graphics purchasing decision.

Source: Hexus

NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT - AGP Version

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 16, 2004 - 11:29 AM |
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The PCI Express version of this card has been out for a few weeks, but the AGP version has finally also been released.  This card seems to be NVidia's successor to the low priced GeForce4 Ti 4200, with a fairly impressive performance boost, of course.  If jumping into PCI Express isn't in your plans, but a new videocard is, NVidia may have your answer.

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NVIDIA Announces SLI Certification and Logo Program

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 10, 2004 - 09:00 AM |
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This marks the final step for the world as we prepare for the release of NVIDIA's SLI technology.  By the end of next week, the full story will be out and ready on the web as motherboard vendors and graphics card vendors are shipping out their samples to editors and to the system vendors.  This certification program will give buyers a quick way to tell if the hardware they are buying is going to work with the SLI setup they might be building.  Below are the logos you'll find; "SLI-ready" for systems, motherboards and video cards that support SLI and "SLI" to be used only on c

Asus and NVIDIA SLI Break 10,100 points in 3DMark05

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 26, 2004 - 11:28 PM |
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The arguments FOR SLI technology are beginning to build up as we get more and more bits of information like this.  While a new high in 3DMark05 by itself is nothing to get excited about, this is good news for hardcore gamers.  (Note: the Asus page seems to be down right now, so the images aren't working at the moment!)

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