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Yesterday Creative announced their monster 3D Blaster Radeon 9800 Pro graphics card in 128MB and 256MB configurations. The 256MB version comes in at $1,300 AU, so it is not for the faint of heart.
More information in our New Products Forum
Hercules has now officially launched its 3D Prophet 9800 Pro graphics card, which will be available from the end of this month. As several of you have shown an interest in this card, I have posted the specs and some photos here.
Based on the RADEON 9800 PRO - the fastest, most visually advanced 3D chipset on the planet - the ultra-powerful 3D Prophet 9800 Pro graphics boards feature a 256-bit DDR memory interface and 8-pixel pipeline engine for the ultimate in hardcore fragging. As usual, Hercules has developed a set of customized features to exceed gamers' already high expectations: Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0, OpenGL® hardware support, incredible core and RAM clocks, advanced filtering technologies (Anisotropic Filtering up to X16 and Full Scene Anti-Aliasing up to 4x) for high-quality rendering without a compromise in framerates. Hercules
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Today t-break looks at ATI's latest and greatest Radeon 9700 GPU based Creative card. Here's a bit from the review:
Creative has a very interesting history with graphics cards. It¡¦s the only company we know of that has produced graphics cards based on 3DFX, S3, nVidia and ATI technologies. What¡¦s even more interesting is that earlier this year, Creative acquired 3D Labs meaning we shall be looking at Creative's "in-house" graphics cards soon. Now that does raise an interesting point- why would Creative chose to release a Radeon 9700 Pro based card when they're expecting their own 3D Labs solution pretty soon. We don¡¦t have an answer for that yet, however, we do have Creative's Radeon 9700 Pro based card- the 3D Labs Blaster 5 RX9700 in out hands today.More information at t-break
Overclockers Online have slapped up a review of the Hercules 3D Prophet 4800 videocard. This card is based on the Kyro2 SE chipset and is aimed towards the casual gamer and the budget market in general.
The default clock and memory speed of the Kyro2 SE chipset are synchronized at 200MHz. This means the core runs at 200MHz as well as the memory ;) The core is cooled down by a normal-sized blue active cooler. The fan on this cooler does not produce much noise and that is a definite plus compared to some other videocards we have reviewed before! The card uses 64MB of 4.7ns Hynix SDRAM (no DDR - rated at 212MHz) combined with a 128bit memory interface. The memory chips come without RAM sinks, but that should not be a problem considering the fact that the RAM is capable of running 212MHz by default.More information at Overclockers Online
I just recently got back into gaming with the immense amount of quality games out right now, 3D Avenue however are looking forward to some of the games yet to be released. They have posted an article about their top 10 most wanted games.
Everyone wants games that have been exposed and touted to no end, but when they finally come out, we find many titles never live up to the hype. However, there is gold out there, and today we have done out best to cut down the crap and showcase what we believe are the top 10 games to be looking out for.More information at 3D Avenue.
There was a slight error with the accompanying text to the benchmark information on Page 6 of our latest Clash of the 3D Monsters article which has now been updated. Thanks for your attention.