Nvidia Geforce 6600/6600GT Videocard Roundup

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 19, 2005 - 06:16 AM |
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Mike Dowler has put together a nine card Nvidia Geforce 6600/6600GT Roundup at PCStats. This roundup tests both AGP and PCI Express versions of the 6600/6600GT cards.


The Geforce 6600/6600GT GPU, like its opposite the ATI X700/X700 PRO, offers considerably more for the money than the mainstream cards of previous generations did. PCstats is testing out nine Geforce 6600 and Geforce 6600 GT based videocards, in both AGP and PCI Express versions.
Source: PCStats

A Whole Lot of Ageia PhysX News

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 17, 2005 - 04:00 PM |
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A whole lot of press releases from Ageia, the pioneers of the PhysX physics processing unit, hit my inbox a bit ago. 


First up, it looks like the Playstation 3 is going to have some Ageia Physics middleware to aid in development of games on the new console.  Fans of City of Hereos and those looking forward to City of Villians will be interested to know that the Ageia NovodeX physics software is going to be used in the engine for the g

ATI and Microsoft Usher in the HD Era of Gaming

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 17, 2005 - 07:40 AM |
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ATI just sent this PR out over the wire. 


ATI and Microsoft Usher in the HD Era of Gaming


Xbox 360 redefines the visual experience: unparalleled performance drives new levels of realism and immersion


E3 - LOS ANGELES, CA

May 17, 2005 The era of HD gaming is in full effect at E3 2005 with ATI Technologies Inc.

ATI Mobility X700 Reviewed

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 17, 2005 - 07:36 AM |
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Beyond3D.com has taken a look at a notebook featuring the ATI X700 Mobility part to see how it stacks up as a gaming machine. 

As well as comparing the performance of the Mobility Radeon X700 with relatively freshly taken scores from the desktop X700 PRO and X600 XT we'll also compare it against the previous performances of the Mobility Radeon 9800 and X800, where we can.

Source: Beyond3D

BFG 6800 Ultra OC 512 MB Review

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 17, 2005 - 07:34 AM |
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Chris Angelini has written up a review of the BFG 6800 Ultra 512 MB card for Firingsquad today.  If you feel a need to spend $1000+ on a graphics card, you're in luck!  ;)

This is a tough one to call, and it took collaboration between a couple of FS staffers to determine if spending one grand on a graphics card represents the epitome of hardcore or the depths of foolishness. In the end, we fell right about in the middle.

Source: General

NVIDIA Has Breakthrough GPU at Playstation 3 Conference

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 16, 2005 - 05:37 PM |
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You can get the whole PR at the NVIDIA site.


NVIDIA PRESENTS BREAKTHROUGH NEXT-GENERATION GRAPHICS AT SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT'S PLAYSTATION®3 PRESS CONFERENCE


SONY PICTURES STUDIOS

—CULVER CITY, CA—MAY 16, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, provided a first look at the power

Albatron Release AGP to PCI Express Adaptor?

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 16, 2005 - 10:40 AM |
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I saw this thread in our forums this morning and tried to dig up some more info on it, but came up empty thus far.  Albatron has apparently released something called the "ATOP" that allows current AGP video card users to upgrade to a PCIe motherboard without buying a new video card.  Based on the photo I see on the Albatron website, this is not giong to be a universal option for AGP cards at all.  The AGP video card that is shown is very

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NVIDIA G70 To Show at Computex

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 12, 2005 - 04:19 AM |
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It looks like NVIDIA will be showing off their next GPU technology at Computex this June.  According to this report, it should be twice as fast as the 6800 series of GPUs and will be made on the 0.11 micron process.  Apparently, the R520 from ATI will be on the .09 micron process.

Since the G70 is currently under non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with Nvidia, motherboard makers declined to provide more details about the product.

Source: Digitimes

NVIDIA to Release 128 MB TurboCache in Q3?

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 11, 2005 - 08:01 AM |
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Currently, NVIDIA only has 16, 32 and 64MB TurboCache products on the market while ATI has a 32 and a 128MB configuration in their HyperMemory products.  You can see my recent review of them here.  Well it looks like this summer NVIDIA might be launching a 128MB version of their TC product.


Nvidia plans to introduce a new version of its GeForce 6200 with TurboCache that includes 128MB of on-board memory for the mainstrea

Source: Digitimes

Abit Launches Fatal1ty X800 XL 512 MB and SLI Boards

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 10, 2005 - 08:33 AM |
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Abit announced late last night that they were releasing a Fatal1ty branded X800 XL 512 MB video card that features vGuru options.  For those unfamiliar, vGuru is much like uGuru, only for video cards instead of motherboards, and allows users to overclock their video cards much more easily. 


Also announced last night, were two Abit motherboards supporting SLI technology.  The AN8 SLI uses the nForce4 SLI AMD Edition chipset and the NI8 SLI uses the