Subject: Graphics Cards | March 9, 2005 - 06:36 PM | Ryan Shrout
S3 Graphics Announces Availability of GammaChromeS18 PCI Express Graphics
GammaChrome GPUs boast native support of PCI Express and Hi-Def(TM) HDTV, bringing the latest graphics and video technologies to the mainstream
Fremont, 9 March 2005 Keeping pace with the latest developments in the graphics arena, S3 Graphics today announced the availability of GammaChromeS18, the first in the GammaChrome line of GPUs targeted at the mainstream graphics market, featuring full DirectX 9.0 hardware, a native PCI Express interface and S3G's signature Hi-Def(TM)
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 9, 2005 - 03:31 PM | Ryan Shrout
The 'blokes' at Hexus.net are serving up a review of the ATI X800 XT-based All-In-Wonder card today.
Otherwise, and I'll ignore my issues with MMC's interface, since I'm assured it's being worked on, it's a standout multimedia product. It's the definitive, best-of-breed combination 3D and video product for AGP systems, by quite some margin.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 8, 2005 - 01:06 PM | Ryan Shrout
Duane from Gamers Depot let me know that he has posted an interview with the CEO and COO of Ageia, the compnay responsible for all the hype around physics processing units.
The PPU is different from but complementary to the CPU/GPU as follows: It is dependent on the nature of application for which the processor has been optimized.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 28, 2005 - 04:28 PM | Ryan Shrout
This is quite a surprise announcement from ATI this morning -- they are now announcing that they have AGP parts based on the X800 XL and X800 XT GPUs. These cards use an ATI bridge chip that converts the PCIe bus to the AGP bus. Here's some more information in the official PR:
ATI Extends its Line of High-End Graphics Cards
RADEONÂ® X800 XL and RADEONÂ® X850 XT now available for AGP customers
MARKHAM, ON— February 28, 2005 —
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 28, 2005 - 02:24 PM | Sean Pelletier
If this new kit from Gainward isn't the ultimate graphics card upgrade kit, it has to be pretty damn close. The thought of two watercooled GeForce 6800 Ultras with 512MB of memory (each) in SLI should be enough to put a smile on any gamer's face. Can you image the benchmark scores from this SLI kit with 1GB of total VGA memory?
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 28, 2005 - 02:17 PM | Sean Pelletier
A few images on an engineering sample 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra have been floating around online today. Although the additional 256MB is an obvious benefit, there are some rather drastic layout changes to the board which should certainly raise an eyebrow. Taking a glimpse at the image below, you'll see that the memory is not cooled in any way here and that the traditional passive heatsink assembly seen on 6800 Ultras will not fit.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 24, 2005 - 10:28 PM | Sean Pelletier
Those with systems that have 512MB of memory or less should avert their eyes as images of ATI's 512MB "proof-of-concept" graphics card have found their way online. Try not to think of the cost and instead focus on the performance boost the extra memory could lend in something like Doom3.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 23, 2005 - 01:46 PM | Ryan Shrout
ATI Invites Gamers to Tweak Their PCs With the PROs and Get a Sneak Peek at the World's First 512MB Gaming Card
ATI sponsors the Ultimate LAN at Texas Gaming Festival
MARKHAM, ON— February 23, 2005 — Gamers from around the world are invited to join ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) and its marketing partners at the Ultimate LAN, held in association with the Texas Gaming Festival in Dallas, February 25th to 27th.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 22, 2005 - 07:03 PM | Sean Pelletier
As the end of the month approaches and the Texas Gaming Festival approaches, ATI has begun sharing a few tidbits of information regarding some new hardware they're going to showcase at the event. Rumors are floating around that people will see a 512MB card, although no solid confirmation has been given.