Subject: Graphics Cards | May 16, 2005 - 10:40 AM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 12, 2005 - 04:19 AM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 11, 2005 - 08:01 AM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 10, 2005 - 08:33 AM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 6, 2005 - 08:10 AM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like Gigabyte, Asus and MSI are all gearing up for ATI's upcoming multi-GPU technology by preparing motherboards based on ATI's chipset. The interesting part is that ATI will have a chipset for BOTH AMD and Intel platforms, so who will go with what is still a mystery.
Tier two motherboard companies are still considering and evaluating these chipsets but most of the companies don't want to start a conflict with Nvidia, as Nvidia might give them hard time if they start using ATI chipsets all of a sudden.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 6, 2005 - 08:07 AM | Ryan Shrout
Legit Reviews is taking a look at the Albatron 6200 TurboCache video card today. Don't expect to be very impressed with the performance though, these are the cheapest of budget cards. If you want another view, you can look at my comparison between TurboCache and ATI's HyperMemory technology posted today as well.
When I first was looking to take the socket 939 plunge the first thing I noticed was the need for a new video card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 6, 2005 - 08:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
Hexus seems to be ready to "exclusively reveal details about ATi's dual-card technology" for SLI-type, multi-GPU solution. From the information here, it looks like anyone with a current ATI PCI Express graphics card will be able to use it in a dual card configuration as long as you update to a card capable of handling the "master GPU" position, presumably the R520 and up.
Nothing kinky here folks, the 'Master/Slave' reference tells you which card is in control of assembling the final image in its frame buffer.
Introduction and NVIDIA's TurboCache Technology
Both ATI and NVIDIA have released ultra-budget GPUs that utilize the PCI Express bus and system memory to function. Which vendor has the better implementation? We take a look at ATI's offering and compare with pair of PNY GeForce 6200 TC cards.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 5, 2005 - 07:58 AM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 5, 2005 - 07:56 AM | Ryan Shrout
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