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Subject: Graphics Cards | October 17, 2005 - 03:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
NVIDIA GeForce graphic processing units (GPUs) have been selected by Activision as the preferred platform for Call of Duty 2, the highly anticipated sequel to Call of Duty which is the winner of over 80 'Game of the Year' awards.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 14, 2005 - 06:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Wondering which 6800GT is right for you? Tech-hounds has a shootout between 3 major players in the graphics card biz. Even if the FRAPS ratings are the same, make sure to compare heat and the bundle of goodies they come with.
"Out of the the high end graphics card from NVIDIA, the GeForce 6800GT has the best bang for the buck. Now selling around US$ 250 to 350, it's the most affordable SM 3.0 graphics card that won't slow to a crawl under high details with AA and AF on.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 13, 2005 - 02:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tweaktown has posted a comparison of ATI's newest 5.10 against the previous 5.9. Read the review to see if you should do the driver installation.
Plus, Ryan has a full review of the Asus N7800GT DUAL 7800.
"It's that time again! The folks over at the ATI HQ in Canada have just released a new set of Catalyst drivers for users of Radeon graphics cards.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 11, 2005 - 04:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has an article about a different use for ATI's x1000 series GPUs. Not only can they provide incredible graphical performance, but they are also much quicker at processing phsyics than your main CPU. Read the full article if you want to know how texture memory can be used for general storage, and what pixel shaders can really do.
"One of the more surprising aspects of ATI's Radeon X1000 series launch is something we didn't get a chance to talk about in our initial review of the graphics cards: ATI's eagerness to talk about using its GPUs for no
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 10, 2005 - 02:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
t-break speaks with Davud Nalasco about Crossfire, the new X1000 series, and future plans for ATI, like will the cards work properly on Vista.
Don't forget to read Ryan's BFG 7800 GT OC Water Cooled Card Review as well!
"The compositing engine is really only necessary on a master board. Its only necessary if you want to use CrossFire.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 7, 2005 - 06:20 PM | Ryan Shrout
You have got to see this! Asus has nearly completed their dual-7800 GT card and is nearly ready to ship! This card features not one, but TWO 7800 GT cores on a single card, running at 489 MHz core and 1.358 GHz memory clocks! I have included some more pictures below!!
It does use an external power supply but that might actually be a good idea as power requirements on the PSU will go down because of it. Here is a thread in our forums to discuss this new technology.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 7, 2005 - 03:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tech-Hounds have decided they need to know which of the many X800XL based cards is the best. Head on over to see who wins between ABIT, ASUS, GeCube and Gigabyte.
"After some time off, we're back with a round up - this time it's the Radeon X800XL cards. Compared to the just recently released X1600s, we think these are still the better buy - at least if you're more concerned with AA and AF.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 6, 2005 - 06:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With all the ATI news around, the new ForceWare drivers have fallen by the wayside. Tweak Town fixes that problem, with a comparison of drivers, to show what performance changes you can expect from upgrading.
"A couple of days ago nVidia released their much talked about ForceWare Release 80 graphics card driver to the world.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 5, 2005 - 04:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Desperate for a new video card, and unwilling to wait any longer? TweakTown reviews 2 of ATI's Radeon X800GT, the current champion of comparatively low priced video cards. Find out which one you actually want, PowerColor or HIS.
"In August we saw the introduction of ATI's Radeon X800GT which finally gave some competition to nVidia against their mighty mid-range GeForce 6600GT.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 5, 2005 - 01:33 PM | Ryan Shrout
You can get more information, as well as the driver by visiting NZone.com.
SANTA CLARA, CAâ€”October 5, 2005â€”NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today upgraded the performance of millions of customers with the immediate available of the NVIDIA ForceWare graphics driver Release 81.84.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 5, 2005 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The reviews are in, but is it in stock? Start off with Hot Hardware's comprehensive testing of this series of cards. The top of the line card might not totally blow the 7800GTX out of the water, but then again, how many games utilize ATI's version of Shader Model 3? Be warned that this card wants power, even when idle. Make sure your power supply can handle the load.
After you're done, make sure to come back and read
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 5, 2005 - 09:38 AM | Ryan Shrout
Full PR can be found here.
MARKHAM, Ontario, Oct 05, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The newly announced RadeonÂ® X1800 family of products from ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) is receiving with widespread acclaim from game developers around the world, excited about all the new opportunities and possibilities presented by this new graphics card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 5, 2005 - 09:37 AM | Ryan Shrout
Read the full PR release here.
MARKHAM, Ontario, Oct 05, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) today launched a new family of graphics processors (GPUs), the RadeonÂ® X1000 family, that outperform competing products and deliver better image quality in every price category.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 4, 2005 - 03:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not only have their recent tendency to release frequent product "paper launches" started to engender much discussion among tech sites, they have also reduced the length of their warranty on newly sold cards. LegitReviews has an article posted discussing this little noticed change. Could these developments undo the work ATI has put into restoring their name and reputation after the driver issues from several years back?
"ATI silently lowered its warranty from three years down to a single year on the majority of
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 3, 2005 - 02:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A water cooled graphics card right out of the box. The PowerColor X800 GT EVO that Bjorn3D reviews has a Thermaltake TideWater All in one VGA Liquid Cooling Module built right onto it. The X800 sits in a PCIx slot, like you would expect, and the pump/radiator takes up 2 PCI slots. Install those, and you are done!
"Today we are looking at something special from PowerColor. Something overclockers will drool at. What if I told you we have a card equipped with its own liquid cooling system?
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 29, 2005 - 02:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 28, 2005 - 12:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 26, 2005 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 22, 2005 - 12:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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