Subject: Graphics Cards | January 7, 2006 - 04:43 PM | Ryan Shrout
According to the The Inq, ATI has a big lead of next-gen GPUs as the R580 is supposedly nearly ready and the G71 is still some time off.
IT SEEMS that Nvidia might not be out with its G71 as soon as expected. We heard that it might sample as soon as next week, but major OEMs and partners confirmed that they still haven't seen the hardware and that they've all had R580, Radeon X1900 XTX for some times now.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 7, 2006 - 04:40 PM | Ryan Shrout
According to sources at CES, NVIDIA will have much more quanitity of hte 512 parts in the coming weeks.
I CAN sell as many 7800 GTX 512 as I can get and that's a very good product for us," an Nvidia partner told us at the show. He, she or it wants to remain incognito but the very big partner said that it actually sold all of the cards and still has back orders to fulfil.
Yes you read that right
NVIDIA and Dell showcased a quad-SLI system featuring four NVIDIA 7800 GTX 512 MB GPUs!! Holy crap!
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 4, 2006 - 11:51 PM | Ryan Shrout
NVIDIA apparently has the new G71 up its sleeve and ready for ATI's X1900 product...
NVIDIA'S latest graphic offering should start sampling as soon as next week. It's all in the promises now but we have a reason to believe that Nvidia is on the schedule with this one. We also heard that the chip should work around 700 MHz frequency and as we reported before it should feature 32 pixel pipelines.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 4, 2006 - 11:47 PM | Ryan Shrout
Do they really think people are falling for this?
Its Platinum Edition, or PE, appeared in such short supply it became known as the 'Press Edition' or even 'Pathetic Edition' such was its scarcity. It was so rare that you could barely get it. We'll applaud ATI for actually learning something from past mistakes.
Competitor Nvidia had a similar branding problem with its Ultra line, which was dumped in favour of the GTX label.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 3, 2006 - 11:07 AM | Ryan Shrout
Firingsquad has put together a review of the new Asus X1800 XT TOP graphics card that I also have in house for testing.
At first glance, ASUS' Extreme X1800 XT TOP looks like no other Radeon X1800 XT card on the market. Sitting next to ATI's own Radeon X1800 XT reference board, the ASUS Extreme X1800 XT TOP looks massive. It even looks large sitting next to a GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB. But actually, the board is based entirely on ATI's reference board design for the Radeon X1800 XT.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 29, 2005 - 03:29 PM | Ryan Shrout
Lot's of questions in today's news...this time about NVIDIA's upcoming 90nm opposition to ATI's R580 in the form of the G71.
As the G71 will be able to process 32 pixels per clock, it will physically have 32 pipelines but will have just 16 ROPs. This is no surprise to us as Nvidia's G70, Geforce 7800 GTX actually has 24 pipelines and 16 ROPs.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 29, 2005 - 03:27 PM | Ryan Shrout
The Inquirer claims to have some good knowledge of the upcoming R580 specifications include a 695 MHz core clock and 1550 MHz memory clock!
OUR CHINESE colleagues have reported that R580 comes in a couple of flavours and our Theo wrote about this before. But this time these guys have a picture of the actual hardware and have some of the clock details. The card looks very much like the previous R520 based chip.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 29, 2005 - 02:29 PM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like the first images of ATI's upcoming R580 chip have hit the web over at HKEPC. Nothing incredibly exciting really, though. Check out this quote:
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Subject: Graphics Cards | December 23, 2005 - 03:54 PM | Ryan Shrout
Legit Reviews has an article online today that looks at overclocking an ATI X1800 XL well past its 500/500 stock speed.
First and most obvious you're going to need an X1800XL. We are using the reference board sent to us by ATI. All of the R520 GPU's come from ATI and that's the only thing that we can promise. It's up to the board partners on what type of memory will be used and how closely they will follow the reference design set by ATI. This is very important to keep in mind as this will affect your results.