Both NVIDIA and ATI GPUs to be Launched at Computex?

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 5, 2005 - 10:58 AM |
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It looks like if this rumor is true, we'll have a pair of new GPU technologies to look at this June for the Computex show. 

Though we could not get other specific information like the pricing, availability and final specifications of the GPUs, the information does seem to be rather authentic when referring to previous product launches.

Source: CoolTechZone

Some Random Video Card Reviews

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 5, 2005 - 10:56 AM |
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Here are some random video card reviews found throughout the web today.



  • PCStats reviews an MSI 6600GT card

  • ViperLair looks at the 6200 TurboCache card from Albatron -- expect to see my budget GPU comparison up tomorrow

  • Digit Life looks at a pair of Radeon X850 XT cards

  • Gamepyre reviews a 256 MB version
Source: General

Windows x64 Edition Gaming

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 4, 2005 - 11:40 AM |
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HardOCP has written up an article looking at the current state of gaming on the newly released 64-bit version of Windows XP.  They did find that Splinter Cell refused to play in the new version of Windows...

Number 4 is the key here. The application or game itself be written to take advantage of what your 64-bit CPU has to offer. Without this, there isn't going to be any benefit in game performance on an x64 platform.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

ATI's Radeon X800 XL 512 MB GPU Reviews

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 4, 2005 - 09:21 AM |
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After you have looked at my review of the Radeon X800 XL 512 MB GPU from ATI, then you should have a look at what these other websits are saying about the latest video card releaes. 


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The X800 XL 512MB Card

ATI is the first out with a major 512 MB GPU card release, but maybe not on the card you'd expect. Does an X800 XL 512 MB interest you at all? Should it? We look at the performance of this new competitor to see how it stacks up.

ATI's Multi VPU Technology to Work on Intel Chipsets

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 27, 2005 - 10:43 AM |
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At least, that is what the Inquirer is saying

We saw some Intel 955 motherboards with two PCIe graphics slots and when we asked around it turns out that you will be able to use ATI's cards in those boards. That is, when ATI officially reveals its marchitecture.

Source: The Inquirer

ATI Leverages Dual Core Opterons for their Server-based Products

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 21, 2005 - 11:27 AM |
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Read the full release on ATI.com.


ATI Leverages Breakthrough AMD 64 Dual-Core Technology to Drive Graphics Industry Forward


MARKHAM, ON

April 21, 2005 To mark the 2nd anniversary of the AMD Opteron™ processor platform, ATI Technologies Inc., (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) affirms its ongoing support of AMD's (NYSE : AMD) industry-leading initiatives

NVIDIA Detonator 71.89 Driver Released

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 14, 2005 - 10:41 AM |
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I got word of this last night, but NVIDIA posted a new graphics driver today, version 71.89.  Get 'em if you need 'em, or just want them.  Or whatever.

Release Highlights:



  • Support for the GeForce 6200 with TurboCache™, NVIDIA PureVideo™, and NVIDIA SLI™
  • Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0c and OpenGL® 1.5 support
  • Resolved problem with overclocking not working when running GPUs in SLI mode. 

A Couple X850 XT Reviews and more

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 14, 2005 - 10:34 AM |
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There were quite a few of them in my inbox over the last two days:


Source: General

Hardware MPEG2 TV Tuner Roundup

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 13, 2005 - 04:59 PM |
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Tech Report has taken a look at three MPEG2 TV Tuner cards, one from ATI, one from NVIDIA and one from Hauppauge.  Take a look!


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