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


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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!


PCs ARE SLOWLY creeping into every room of the house, particularly the living room, where home-theater PCs (HTPCs) have become popular among enthusiasts seeking to integrate multiple audiovisual devices into a single system.

Some Graphics Card Reviews

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 12, 2005 - 10:08 AM |
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I have a few video card reviews that were sent into me this weekend for posting, so I'll finally get them up today.  Enjoy!


Source: General

New Cat 5.4s are Out!

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 7, 2005 - 06:39 PM |
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I saw over at HardOCP that new Catalyst 5.4 drivers are now online, so head on over and pick 'em up if you need them.  Below is a partial list of fixes:

 Fixed in this driver:

  • 3DMark2001: A black screen is no longer displayed when launching 3DMark2001 after launching Aquamark3 when the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER is installed

  • Pacific Fighters: Playing the game after playing any track for a short period

NVIDIA Launches a new website: SLIzone.com

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 5, 2005 - 02:50 PM |
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It looks like NVIDIA is taking the community's comments about the state of SLI to heart, launching a new website to help the enthusiast find information on reviews, tutorials and more.  It's the information like the list of supported games though, that will be the best information source on here, I think.


To kick off the webiste, they are having a contest to win the following prizes:


To kick off the new site, MSI is spon

MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E Review

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 29, 2005 - 01:45 PM |
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Man, that model name looks like something Gainward would think up!  [H]ardOCP is out with yet another review today, only this time featuring the 6800GT GPU from NVIDIA

Honestly, you have to put in context what we are testing here. The MSI NX6800GT is based on the GeForce 6800 GT GPU, which is only second to the fastest GPU available from NVIDIA at this time. It really isn't that much slower than a 6800 Ultra considering the only difference is that it is clocked at a lower speed.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

3DLabs Wilcat Realizm 300 MultiGPU

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 25, 2005 - 10:13 PM |
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Anandtech is looking at the 3DLabs Wildcat Realizm 300 multi-GPU setup today.  They only test SPECviewperf, so you might not get a whole lot of this for an enthusiast user. 

We are very interested in comparing this solution to NVIDIA's SLI option. If NVIDIA is able to adapt their SLI profiles to workstation applications effectively, we could see some very impressive numbers. NVIDIA isn't choosing to focus on performance as the main selling point of Quadro SLI though.

Source: AnandTech

BFG Tech Announced 512 MB 6800 Ultra

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 25, 2005 - 10:07 PM |
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It looks like the first comany to announce a product on NVIDIA's 6800 Ultra reference platform is none other than home-grown BFG Tech. 


Lake Forest, IL — ( March 24, 2005 )— BFG Technologies®, Inc., a leading U.S.-based supplier of advanced 3D graphic cards and other PC enthusiast products, announced today that they will offer an overclocked 512MB PCI Express™ version of their award-winning BFG GeForce 6800 Ultra OC™ graphics card.


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