Review - BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 9, 2004 - 11:26 AM |
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Wednesday, July 7th, 2004 - Just in time for the fresh GPU battle about to begin this summer, BFG once again produces a top-notch Nvidia-based card aimed at taking the Best-Bang-for-your-Buck catagory.

"...the BFG 6800 GT OC is nearly perfect- single slot solution, single molex connector and 6800 Ultra level performance (and beyond if overclocked)..."

Source: Neoseeker

ATI Releases Catalyst 4.7 Drivers

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 7, 2004 - 06:39 PM |
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ATI has released the new Catalyst 4.7 drivers, with some fixes and performance improvements of course.  No word on whether this release fixes the issues with the FarCry 1.2 patch yet.

This release introduces a new feature called Temporal Anti-Aliasing. OpenGL and Direct 3D applications will benefit from this feature when custom settings for Anti-Aliasing are used, and Temporal Anti-Aliasing is enabled.

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Intro to SM3.0

Crytek gave us a sneak look at the new FarCry 1.2 patch that brings Pixel Shader 3.0 into the game. What benefits does the new NVIDIA 6800 series card see from it?

NVIDIA Reintroduces SLI Technology

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 28, 2004 - 07:50 AM |
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HardOCP has a little write up on the announced NVIDIA SLI technology.  Rather than spit out just another rendition of this article on PCP, I decided a link to this quality work would suffice.  The major points are all hit on there and you can see the slides from the presentation that we were shown. 

That said, SLI is coming. We are going to see 6800Ultras in the market for sale this year and we can bet on dual X16 PCI-Express boards to surface as well.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

What does PCI Express mean to AGP & a Catalyst Comparison

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 21, 2004 - 10:18 AM |
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Sudhain takes a look at the bandwidth needed for graphics cards, to determine just what you can expect to see from PCI-Express.  Also, Legionhardware compares Catalyst drivers to see what has changed over the past few iterations.

"My curiosity piqued, I decided to investigate just how much AGP bandwidth affected modern game and application performance, and, by extension, how much PCI-Express is likely to improve it.  While we won

Source: Sudhian

ATi to Release .11-micron X300 & More

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 28, 2004 - 02:44 PM |
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ATi certainly isn't sitting back and letting nVidia dominate the budget market. Digitimes has some information on ATi's new budget cards.

People are still having a hard time getting their hands on Radeon X800 XT boards, and someone has already discovered how to turn an X800 Pro into an X800 XT.

Source: Digitimes

NVIDIA Criticizes ATi's X800 & More

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 25, 2004 - 01:10 PM |
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Some leaked internal slides intended to be used by NVIDIA's sales teams have been posted on 3DCenter's forums. Kyle at HardOCP has verifed that these slides are indeed real.
"People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones" comes to mind.

Source: 3DCenter

Do You Trust Me?

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 21, 2004 - 09:28 AM |
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Tech-Report has just posted an excellent article outlining the tactics behind the recent optimizations discovered within ATI's drivers.

Top Gun Video Card Shootout & More

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 20, 2004 - 12:36 AM |
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Chances are in recent years you have encountered the mentality that the OEM brand doesn't matter, and that the GPU the card is outfitted with is all that matters. While in sectors such as storage brands suddenly become quite important based on their reliability records, for the most part this is a non-issue with video cards these days. Really, how much difference can there be?

Source: bit-tech

ATI's Answer to MXM

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 18, 2004 - 07:16 AM |
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Those who thought NVIDIA's new MXM mobile PCI-Express module would make life a bit easier for laptop vendors are in for a suprise. Apparently, ATI is on the verge of announcing their own module.

Source: Digitimes