Subject: Graphics Cards | September 14, 2005 - 11:19 AM | Ryan Shrout
If you would like to get all the juciest information on the R520 before it gets released later next month, you can head over to Anandtech's "pre-NDA Extravaganza" and read up on a lot of it. The meat of it is that we will only see a 16 pipe version of this core despite older rumors and that clock speeds on the XT (top model) are going to be at 600 MHz core and 700 MHz memory! Oh and we will now have two more cards with 512 MB memory configurations stock from ATI by the looks of it.
At the top end is the Rad
Introduction and Specifications
Asus's latest video card is based on the GeForce 7800 GTX chip and returns to a two-slot cooling design in order to offer enthusiasts a higher degree of freedom in overclocking. Did they succeed?
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 7, 2005 - 03:25 PM | Ryan Shrout
The Inq believes that the upcoming R520 will still require the use of a master graphics card and won't be able to sell just a single GPU as NVIDIA is doing.
ATI SIMPLY didn't have enough time to remove the necessity for the master—slave card concept in R520 and the other R5xx cards. We learned that a handful of R520 master cards should be available at launch date and that customers will get them a few weeks after the launch.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2005 - 04:39 PM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like Anandtech has spilled the beans on the upcoming release of ATI's next generation GPU series, the R5xx. Unfortunately, with the dates they have listed at least, things still aren't looking up quite yet.
You'll first notice that ATI is releasing their cards slightly out of order this time around. ATI's approach may be to corner off NVIDIA before a next generation replacement for the 6200 series shows up.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2005 - 04:28 PM | Ryan Shrout
XFX sent over word that they have increased the warranty coverage of their video cards; new AND old! This warranty is retro-active and is good on all GeForce 6 and 7 series cards.
Here's the deal: We will repair and service your 6-Series or 7-Series Graphics Card for as long as you own it. All you have to do is register the card with us online. And, should you sell or transfer the card, we'll honor the warranty for the card's second owner, too, as long as they register it with us online.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2005 - 04:22 PM | Ryan Shrout
That being said, here is what we recommend. If you still don't have Battlefield 2 and want to get a good 7800 GTX with BF2 bundle, then definitely go with the XFX GeForce 7800 GTX Overclocked (with BF2 bundle), which is available for about $550 right now.
The Asus N7800 GTX TOP
Asus sent us their new 7800 GTX TOP edition that claims to cool the card better for improved overclocking ability at the cost of a return to dual slot cooling. Is the change worth it?