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?
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
The CrossFire Saga Continues
ATI launched their CrossFire product one week ago with the promise of immediate availability. We still can't find it.
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.
Reintroduction and Rendering Modes
ATI has finally released CrossFire technology to the world in form of the X850 XT master card. Can it stand up to the best NVIDIA can throw at it? What about the second best? Does CrossFire bring the value ATI promised all those months ago?
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
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 21, 2005 - 12:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Asus Extreme N7800GT that NGOHQ reviews may not be the fastest card based on NVidia chips, but it is certainly powerful, and signifiantly cheaper than the GTX, and it can still be setup in SLI.
"This card overclocked better than I expected, I was able to reach the core speed of 485 MHz and 1200 MHz on the memory. The card was 100% stable at that speed and no artifacts occurred.
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