AGP is dead? Long live AGP!

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 2, 2006 - 11:48 AM |
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Today nVIDIA released the 7800 GS AGP card into the wide world.  This is very likely to be the last AGP board released, so you may want to plan your next upgrade around switching to PCIe, though this card will let you put that off for a while, it is quite powerful.  It's expected to retail at just over $300.  Head to Bjorn3D for a peek at some benchmarks, and a look at what makes the card powerful enough to play the newest games.


Don't forget Ryan's review, either!

Source: Bjorn3D
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Introducing the NVIDIA 7800 GS

NVIDIA is announcing a new AGP-based GPU today called the 7800 GS and we have the retail version from XFX on the text bench today that is overclocked a healthy amount over NVIDIA's reference speeds. Need a new AGP card?

Better DVD playback - nVidia or ATI?

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 1, 2006 - 12:13 PM |
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Extremetech compares the quality of DVD playback from ATI and nVidia using the filters in PowerDVD as the base for their experiment.  If you are setting up a media PC or just starting to watch more DVD's via your PC you might be interested in the results.  Mind you, since they give away standalone DVD players with TicTac's and just about anything else you buy now, maybe you still watch them without the PC at all.

"Graphics cards are all about 3D, right?

Source: Extremetech

The 2 flavours of nVidia's G71

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 30, 2006 - 02:53 PM |
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According to this brief from VR-Zone, the upcoming release of the G71 graphics chip from nVidia will have 2 flavours, and 2 seperate introduction dates.  Keep your eyes open for more info as it comes.

"There is no doubt NVIDIA will be launching the 90nm G71 in March and the official name will be

GeForce 7900. We came to know that there will be 2 versions; the GeForce 7900 GTX 512MB and the

GeForce 7900 256MB.

Source: VR-Zone

Gigabyte Announces X1900 XTX and XT Availability

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 25, 2006 - 12:00 AM |
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Gigabyte sent over the PR on their new video card based on the X1900 XTX and XT GPUs.  Here's the PR and a pic.  Enjoy!

Taipei, Taiwan 25th January, 2006 GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a world-leading VGA card manufacturer, today unleashed the world's fastest graphics accelerators, the GV-RX19X512VB-RH, GV-RX19T512VB-RH, enabling crazy gaming platform performance.

The Radeon X1900's got a posse

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 24, 2006 - 11:40 AM |
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No wonder it's PCB is red, I'd be embarassed if this many people were talking about me, too!  [H]ard|OCP is a great place to start, then try seeing just how many reviews you can read before you start thinking about ways to raise the money to get a hold of one ... or two.


If you missed it, here's Ryan's look at it.


"ATI's new series of high-end desktop gaming video cards are poised to provide a more immersive

gaming experience.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

ATI Launches and Ships New Radeon X1900 Graphics Processor

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 24, 2006 - 09:33 AM |
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ATI's official PR is out on the X1900 GPU.  You can read the whole thing on their website.  Be sure to check out my review of the new product line today as well.


ATI Launches and Ships New Radeon® X1900 Graphics Processor For Advanced Multimedia and Gaming


Radeon® X1900, All-In-Wonder® X1900 and Radeon® X1900 CrossFire™ products will engage and entertain customers while they breakthrough performance and quality barriers


MARKHAM, ON

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ATI's R580 - What R520 Should Have Been

ATI's R580 architecture is released on the world today and it might be the fastest GPU we have ever seen here at PC Perspective. Did I mention we look at a LOT of GPUs here...?

X1900 XT adds some power to ATI's product line

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 23, 2006 - 06:16 PM |
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The HardwareZone examines the brand new ATI X1900 XT (512MB), the newest member in ATI's card line up.  With performance near par with the 7800GTX (512MB), and about $100 cheaper, this card is likely to raise some eyebrows.


Don't forget to come back, Ryan has posted a review of Asus' AX1800 XT TOP.


"Today ATI debuts its Radeon X1900 series.
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Introduction and Specifications

Asus has packaged an overclocked X1800 XT with an external power supply, USB game pad and more to create a great enthusiast level graphics card. This might be the fastest single GPU video card we have tested.