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Introduction and Card Layout

NVIDIA's 6600GT performance is finally unveiled and we are sure you'll find something you like for under $200.

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Manufacturer: General
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CS: Source and the Stress Test

Valve recently released Counter-Strike: Source to beta testing with a Source engine "stress test." We take this test and run it through with the latest cards from ATI and NVIDIA to see if we might have a HL2 preview.

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Mainstream Graphics for Doom 3

NVIDIA is planning to reinvent the mainstream graphics market with a chip powerful to run Doom 3 at 16x12 for under $200. Are you interested yet?

Doom 3 Out Early!!

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 31, 2004 - 09:14 AM |
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If you were waiting for Tuesday to pick up a copy of probably the most anticipated game of all time, wait no more, go out this Saturday morning and pick you up a copy!  That's right, the Doom 3 street date has been broken!!!


To quote one excited gamer:


Activision just gave my best buy authorization to break the embargo. IT IS ON THE SHELVES NOW! I am typing this with a COPY IN MY HAND! YMMV, GO GO GO!
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Manufacturer: eVGA
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Introduction and Card Layout

eVGA is the first 6800-series card up on our test block and is ready to show why the 6800 GT is going to be worth your money.

Official Doom3 Benchmarks at HardOCP

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 22, 2004 - 03:15 AM |
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These are the first official, final benchmarks from the retail Doom3.   Kyle has one-upped the rest of the industry here with this exclusive!

Talking to John briefly about his overclocking comments made some things clear to us that many enthusiasts will need to be aware of. When he speaks of "new usage patterns" he is literally talking about transistors on some of new GPUs that are going to be used for the first time when you play DOOM 3 on your video card.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

ATI Headquarter Tour

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 15, 2004 - 05:34 PM |
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A small but very interesting article about touring the ATI Headquarters in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

"...Along the walls of ATI's performance labs are boxes of video cards, arranged by product families. ATI has a collection of cards going back to Nvidia's GeForce 256 line all the way up to last year's Geforce FX cards.

Source: Virtual Zone

Review - AOpen GeForceFX 5900XT

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 14, 2004 - 11:21 AM |
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The battle between the 9800 camp and the 5900 troop continues into the newly drawn mainstream arena where last years "High End" GPUs can now be had for under $180 USD.

Source: 3DXtreme

Review - HIS Excalibur X800XT IceQ II VIVO LE

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 13, 2004 - 12:15 PM |
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Hightech Information System {HiS} Excalibur x800 XT IceQ II VIVO 256 MB GDDR3 (Limited Edition) - Watch jaws drop as you run that card name past your next LAN party. Guru3d runs one of the current "cream of the crop" cards through its paces, as well as answer any questions pertaining to the purchase of a card with the MSRP of $575.00 USD.

"...According to HiS, IceQ-II cooling will bring you a 11 °C lower temperature compared to the reference cooling solution.

Source: Guru of 3D

Review - ATI Radeon X800 XT PCIe

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 12, 2004 - 01:12 PM |
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The X800/R420 GPU series from the ATI camp is winding up for a great summer. But before we get too far into the decision process of buying a new video card - dont forget to check out the differences between the R420 and its little sister, the R423 PCIe.

"...at texture sizes of 1024x1024, which will certainly require some texture addressing over the bus, the PCIe X800 XT manages to outperform the AGP boards by a fairly significant margin..."

Source: Beyond3D