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Subject: Graphics Cards | March 9, 2005 - 06:36 PM | Ryan Shrout
S3 Graphics Announces Availability of GammaChromeS18 PCI Express Graphics
GammaChrome GPUs boast native support of PCI Express and Hi-Def(TM) HDTV, bringing the latest graphics and video technologies to the mainstream
Fremont, 9 March 2005 Keeping pace with the latest developments in the graphics arena, S3 Graphics today announced the availability of GammaChromeS18, the first in the GammaChrome line of GPUs targeted at the mainstream graphics market, featuring full DirectX 9.0 hardware, a native PCI Express interface and S3G's signature Hi-Def(TM)
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 9, 2005 - 03:31 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 8, 2005 - 01:06 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 28, 2005 - 04:28 PM | Ryan Shrout
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
RADEONÂ® X800 XL and RADEONÂ® X850 XT now available for AGP customers
MARKHAM, ON— February 28, 2005 —
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 28, 2005 - 02:24 PM | Sean Pelletier
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?
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 28, 2005 - 02:17 PM | Sean Pelletier
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 24, 2005 - 10:28 PM | Sean Pelletier
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 23, 2005 - 01:46 PM | Ryan Shrout
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
MARKHAM, ON— 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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 22, 2005 - 07:03 PM | Sean Pelletier
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 2, 2005 - 02:51 PM | Chris Wiles
"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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 30, 2004 - 02:02 AM | Mark McKee
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 21, 2004 - 04:38 PM | Chris Wiles
|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.|
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 20, 2004 - 10:22 AM | Chris Wiles
|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.|
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 16, 2004 - 11:21 PM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 2, 2004 - 09:34 AM | Jonathan Hung
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 24, 2004 - 08:36 AM | Chris Wiles
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 16, 2004 - 11:29 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 10, 2004 - 09:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
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