ATI's 1000 series - the reviews (more added)

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 5, 2005 - 11:43 AM |
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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

Source: HotHardware

ATI's New Radeon® X1800 Garnering Industry Wide Praise From Game Developers

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 5, 2005 - 09:38 AM |
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Full PR can be found here.

MARKHAM, Ontario, Oct 05, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The newly announced Radeon® 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.

ATI 's RADEON X1000 Family Delivers New Levels of Performance and Image Quality

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 5, 2005 - 09:37 AM |
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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 Radeon® X1000 family, that outperform competing products and deliver better image quality in every price category.

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Introduction

ATI is ready to unveil its R520 architecture at long last in the form of not one card, but an entire family! Does it have the power to unseat the 7800 series from NVIDIA finally?

Dissatisfaction with ATI grows

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 4, 2005 - 03:22 PM |
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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

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The CrossFire Saga Continues

ATI launched their CrossFire product one week ago with the promise of immediate availability. We still can't find it.

Watercooled retail ATI X800

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 3, 2005 - 02:11 PM |
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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?

Source: Bjorn3D

nVidia still on top of graphics ... for this week

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 29, 2005 - 02:54 PM |
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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.

Source: Gamepyre

ATI's X800GT - Good Performance at a Good Price

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 28, 2005 - 12:55 PM |
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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.

AGP Is Not Dead & More

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 26, 2005 - 11:53 AM |
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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.