NVIDIA's SLI - An Introduction by HEXUS.net

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 24, 2004 - 05:36 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 - 08:29 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 - 06:00 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 - 08:28 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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Alienware Starts Selling SLI Systems

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 25, 2004 - 09:58 AM |
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I got an email from a forum reader that pointed me towards the fact that you can configure an Alienware system with SLI graphics cards today.  I poked around a bit more and found this informational page announcing that Alienware has support for NVIDIA's SLI graphics technologies. 


The system that you can configure uses two 6800 Ultra graphics cards on Intel Xeon processo

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Early Morning Shopping for Video Cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 25, 2004 - 07:55 AM |
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Every once in a while, I like to look around the online shops to see whats new in the world of hardware that you can actually BUY and not just read about.  Well, this morning I decided to take a look at graphics cards from around the web, and here is some of what I found.


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Peek at some new graphics cards & More

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 21, 2004 - 11:46 AM |
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Maybe you beleive that Half-Life 2 will be out soon, maybe you just want play through Doom3 again, but this time on Ultra settings.  Either way, chances are you need a new video card.  Well, if you can't wait, or can't afford a pair of PCI-X cards to run in SLI on a brand new NForce4 board, maybe one of these cards will do the trick.  X-bit Labs does a wonderful write up of the ASUS V-9999, which is a great place to start off.


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Source: X-Bit Labs

NVIDIA Releases SLI Benchmarks

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 13, 2004 - 08:55 PM |
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NVIDIA sent us these benchmarks a couple days ago, and since they are up and about on the web already, we were allowed to go ahead and post them.  In addition to this table, I can personally vouch for the D3 and Halo numbers as I was in the room when the results were run and confirmed. 








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Source: NVIDIA

Futuremark Release 3DMark05

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 29, 2004 - 10:25 AM |
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Futuremark today released the latest installment in their benchmark suite,

Abit Launches RX700 Series of Graphics Cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 22, 2004 - 05:51 PM |
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ABIT Launches the RX700 Graphics Card Series


Dominate the competition with BulletProof Technology

September 21st, 2004

Known as the company that provides the world's top performing gaming hardware, ABIT is proud to deliver products that boost the level of play of gamers worldwide.

ATI Radeon X700 series reviews from around the net

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 21, 2004 - 09:56 AM |
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It is a busy day for ATI Radeon X700 series cards.

Source: AnandTech

ATI Introduces Radeon X700 Family

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 21, 2004 - 07:41 AM |
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In case you somehow missed that big icon above, be sure to read our X700 Pro review as well today!

ATI introduces the RADEON(r) X700 family of visual processors with best-in-class price and performance

MARKHAM, ON — September 21, 2004 — ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) today introduced the RADEON(r) X700 family of visual processors. The RADEON X700 delivers excellent graphics performance for gaming and visual processing, at a price suited to a broad range of customers.

Doom 3 Out Early!!

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 31, 2004 - 06:14 AM |
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If you were waiting for Tuesday to pick up a copy of probably the most anticipated game of all time, wait no more, go out this Saturday morning and pick you up a copy!  That's right, the Doom 3 street date has been broken!!!


To quote one excited gamer:


Activision just gave my best buy authorization to break the embargo. IT IS ON THE SHELVES NOW! I am typing this with a COPY IN MY HAND! YMMV, GO GO GO!
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Official Doom3 Benchmarks at HardOCP

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 22, 2004 - 12:15 AM |
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These are the first official, final benchmarks from the retail Doom3.   Kyle has one-upped the rest of the industry here with this exclusive!

Talking to John briefly about his overclocking comments made some things clear to us that many enthusiasts will need to be aware of. When he speaks of "new usage patterns" he is literally talking about transistors on some of new GPUs that are going to be used for the first time when you play DOOM 3 on your video card.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

ATI Headquarter Tour

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 15, 2004 - 02:34 PM |
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A small but very interesting article about touring the ATI Headquarters in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

"...Along the walls of ATI's performance labs are boxes of video cards, arranged by product families. ATI has a collection of cards going back to Nvidia's GeForce 256 line all the way up to last year's Geforce FX cards.

Source: Virtual Zone

Review - AOpen GeForceFX 5900XT

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 14, 2004 - 08:21 AM |
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The battle between the 9800 camp and the 5900 troop continues into the newly drawn mainstream arena where last years "High End" GPUs can now be had for under $180 USD.

Source: 3DXtreme

Review - HIS Excalibur X800XT IceQ II VIVO LE

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 13, 2004 - 09:15 AM |
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Hightech Information System {HiS} Excalibur x800 XT IceQ II VIVO 256 MB GDDR3 (Limited Edition) - Watch jaws drop as you run that card name past your next LAN party. Guru3d runs one of the current "cream of the crop" cards through its paces, as well as answer any questions pertaining to the purchase of a card with the MSRP of $575.00 USD.

"...According to HiS, IceQ-II cooling will bring you a 11 °C lower temperature compared to the reference cooling solution.

Source: Guru of 3D

Review - ATI Radeon X800 XT PCIe

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 12, 2004 - 10:12 AM |
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The X800/R420 GPU series from the ATI camp is winding up for a great summer. But before we get too far into the decision process of buying a new video card - dont forget to check out the differences between the R420 and its little sister, the R423 PCIe.

"...at texture sizes of 1024x1024, which will certainly require some texture addressing over the bus, the PCIe X800 XT manages to outperform the AGP boards by a fairly significant margin..."

Source: Beyond3D

Review - 12 Pipeline Nvidia GeForce 6800

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 10, 2004 - 01:57 PM |
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The referance model of Nvidias newest GPU - the GeForce 6800 series - leaves a definite impression upon those wanting the cutting edge technology as well as remain on a budget.

"...The GeForce 6800 is a 12-Pipeline version of the NV40. It has all of the same features as the 6800 Ultra, minus 4 pixel pipelines, and its core and memory are clocked considerably lower at 325MHz / 350MHz (700MHz DDR). But with fewer pixel pipelines and lower clock speeds also comes a lower price.

Source: HotHardware

Review - BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 9, 2004 - 11:26 AM |
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Wednesday, July 7th, 2004 - Just in time for the fresh GPU battle about to begin this summer, BFG once again produces a top-notch Nvidia-based card aimed at taking the Best-Bang-for-your-Buck catagory.

"...the BFG 6800 GT OC is nearly perfect- single slot solution, single molex connector and 6800 Ultra level performance (and beyond if overclocked)..."

Source: Neoseeker