Subject: Graphics Cards | April 14, 2004 - 03:25 AM | Andrew Kaiser
While this certainly isn't the first stock-overclocked card offered by an OEM, this is quite a bit more agressive than I've seen before. In the past, users didn't jump for a 2% increase in clock speeds, but perhaps this pumped up card is the beginning of a new trend?
Quote: "The Gigabyte GV-N595U-GT is for those who have the money and can't live
without the best nVIDIA card. Don't like the stock FX5950 Ultra speed, but
are afraid to overclock? The GV-N595U-GT is for you. Already have a video
editing / capturing software suite? The GV-N595U-GT is for you.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 8, 2004 - 11:41 AM | Andrew Kaiser
Things are set to get interesting in the world of computer graphics, with nVidia expected to launch NV40 by April 15, and ATi launching their X800 Pro (formerly known as R420) on the 26th of this month. While early reports indicate that NV40 will greatly raise the performance bar, only time will tell if ATi can match. At any rate, the continuing war is nothing but good for us, the buyers :)
Quote: "The HIS Excalibur 9600 was no slouch when it came to game benchmarking.
The 9600 basically tied the FX5600 Turbo, winning two benchmarks, losing
two and tying one.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 4, 2004 - 11:12 PM | Andrew Kaiser
3DChip has taken the time to put together the information and tools needed to flash a GeForce FX 59x BIOS to FX 5950 Ultra, resulting in a reasonable performance boost. If you can get over the translation, it makes excellent reading :)
Quote: "The theme was and is still discussed a lot: The Flash of a FX5900 (Ultra) to a more powerful FX5950Ultra. We took time to write a litle toturial
which includes a 3DChip-Flashkit with same bioses and flashtools and tells you how to flash your videocard.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 2, 2004 - 02:23 AM | Ron Goldin
Being in the position I'm in here at PCP for as long as I have, people even in real life are always asking me about choices for upgrades. One of the biggest categories for upgrades folks are looking to make is video cards. With all the choices on the market today, its hard to keep up with them all. Luckily this guide from Adrian popped up just when I could use it most. I hope its as accurate as Adrian's work has been in the past.
We find it time to discern the facts from speculation with regards to ATI's native PCI-Express implementation.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 24, 2004 - 05:14 PM | Kristie Goldin
As always seems to happen when we approach the release of nVidia and ATi's latest and greatest, there's always so much hype on the net that the facts tend to get lost in the shuffle. So it was with great joy that I came across this article that endeavors to lay out the facts about the upcoming NV40 & R420/423.
Here at Elite Bastards, we don't profess t
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 24, 2004 - 07:25 AM | Ron Goldin
One thing in the Video Card world that always makes me laugh is they are just like processors. The 2 big boys trade blows back and forth for performance and pricing. But with this new 5900XT, Im not sure where Nvidia planned to put it in the market. With this review from [H]ard|OCP, it's hard to imagine where they wanted to put it. ATi's 9600XT pricepoint and quality certainly gives it a nod from me when reading this review.
Quote: "So then what makes it different?
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 19, 2004 - 06:02 AM | Sean Pelletier
3DGPU has just released a new article outlining NVIDIA's PCI-Express solution and how it fares against ATI. The author looks to Steve Sims, Senior Product Marketing Manager at NVIDIA to get the latest information on their product. In case you missed our article, you can find PC Perspective's in-depth look at the PCI-Express approaches of ATI and NVIDIA here.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 19, 2004 - 05:41 AM | Sean Pelletier
The folks at Volari Gamers have posted their latest coverage from CeBIT. Although it is not the longest story, it does have some good pics of XGI's booth.
CeBIT ranks as the world's number one event for the ICT sector. It is the only trade fair where representatives of business, science, politics and media can see all the latest trends in a single location.
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