Manufacturer: eVGA

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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.

" 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

Review - 12 Pipeline Nvidia GeForce 6800

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 10, 2004 - 04:57 PM |

The referance model of Nvidias newest GPU - the GeForce 6800 series - leaves a definite impression upon those wanting the cutting edge technology as well as remain on a budget.

"...The GeForce 6800 is a 12-Pipeline version of the NV40. It has all of the same features as the 6800 Ultra, minus 4 pixel pipelines, and its core and memory are clocked considerably lower at 325MHz / 350MHz (700MHz DDR). But with fewer pixel pipelines and lower clock speeds also comes a lower price.

Source: HotHardware

Review - BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 9, 2004 - 02:26 PM |

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 - 09:39 PM |

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.

Manufacturer: NVIDIA

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?