Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2005 - 04:39 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2005 - 04:28 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2005 - 04:22 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
The Asus N7800 GTX TOP
Asus sent us their new 7800 GTX TOP edition that claims to cool the card better for improved overclocking ability at the cost of a return to dual slot cooling. Is the change worth it?
7800 GT Specifications
Today NVIDIA unveils a new GPU, the 7800 GT. A younger brother of the latest GTX model, the GT offers a great mix of performance and a lower price. The XFX model we used in our review also comes pre-overclocked to top off the whole deal; and you can buy it now!
Introduction and Specifications
XFX has readied two spectacular GPUs for us today -- both of them overclocked right out of the box. The fastest GPU in the world lies inside!
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 28, 2005 - 01:24 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 26, 2005 - 01:59 PM | Ryan Shrout
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!