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Though we're not entirely certain about its authenticity, chinese website PCINLIFE has come into contact with a supposed "8800GS" graphics card with 768MB GDDR3 memory onboard. The brand of the card is by a mob most of us wouldn't have heard of before, "Yeston".
There's stacks of images looking at all angles of the card at this link. Unfortunately any more specifics about the card haven't yet been disclosed.
You have already seen how Nvidia's upcoming G92 based GeForce 8800GTS 512MB graphics card performs in stock and overclocked conditions in the past week here at TweakTown.
Nvidia has gone a step further and confirmed its specs a full one week ahead of its launch. Below is a screenshot from the Nvidia website in case they take it down.
As you already know, default clock speeds put its core clock at 650MHz with memory clock at 1000MHz and shader clock at 1625MHz which is a full 125MHz faster than the uber high-end 8800 Ultra.
For more details, visit the GeForce 8 series product page here.
Motherboard maker FOXCONN have recently begun to show signs of taking things more seriously in the enthusiast market segment; the recent release of their tweaked up P35 "MARS" motherboard is the first that comes to mind when thinking about some of the more spiced up products we've seen from them lately.
Now they've taken things a step further again and set up a website dedicated to their new Quantum Force product line which the MARS motherboard is proudly a part of.
Dubbed Quantum-Force.net, the website includes a product registration function, access to exclusive downloads including BETA BIOS updates and special OC utilities, video content, competitions, OC tutorials and much more.
One of the first utilities made available at the site is their exclusive CrossFire Overclocking tool, this of course a free utility which isn't retricted to FOXCONN's products alone. QF engineers are also offering especially modified BIOS updates for enthusiasts to flash onto their CrossFire HD 2900 XT graphics card setups, which with adequate cooling can help give your system a nice boost in performance as well.
There's also some useful overclocking and tweaking tutorials online for those who arn't too sure what they're doing, as well as some interactive tutorials and video interviews etc.
Furthermore, FOXCONN are going to be rewarding people with a PC makeover who are able to top their "Power Wall" chart which comprises participants overclocking results using the new MARS motherboard.
Users submitting their score before 1st December could win up to US$1,000 to spend on upgrading their PC, with the top three 3DMark06 scores awarded US$1,000, US$500 and US$250 respectively.
FOXCONN's official press release on the launch of Quantum-Force.net can be read here. It's all fantastic stuff over at the newly launched Quantum-Force website, so definitely head on over and check it all out.
Beijing, China, October 31st 2007 - FOXCONN today launched a new website dedicated to its Quantum Force product line. Quantum-Force.net (http://www.quantum-force.net) is without doubt the most comprehensive product and enthusiast website to be launched by a hardware manufacturer.
Quantum-Force.net is designed to support both enthusiasts and overclocking novices who want to get more from their computing experience. The website will feature a range of regularly updated content, including...
- Overclocking and "how to" tutorials
- Interactive and video tutorials
- Video interviews with industry personalities, gamers, engineers and others!
- Detailed interactive guides to special Quantum Force features
- Forum for technical support and sharing performance tips
- Downloads - BIOS, utilities, wallpapers and more!
- The latest product information and news
- and more
Futuremark have officially kicked off a new website dedicated to gamers, with a new team hired to maintain the site with stacks of content in the way of non-biased reviews of games, on-line shops to buy game related goodies and also an online performance tool which will allow you to check the specs of your system up against the requirements by the game in question.
Game Developers Conference 2007, San Francisco California - March 7, 2007 - Futuremark Corporation, developers of 3DMark, the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking went live today with the beta version of YouGamers, the World's First Intelligent Gamer Website. YouGamers (www.YouGamers.com) is a new destination site for PC gamers offering original game content, previews, gaming industry news, exclusive interviews, and full game reviews.
YouGamers initially launches with an English website, with localized language options in the future. In Version 1.0, YouGamers will provide a full gamer community with forums and blogs, offering users' homepages, personal profiles, game lists, and game hardware details.
Our mate Gabriel Torres of Hardware Secrets let us know something which if proven true is very disturbing. He claims in his blog that GeCube send out fine-tuned (overclocked) samples to media. He continues to say that these overclocked samples never actual reach the retail channel.
We knew full well that the cards were overclocked (Radeon X800GTO in this case) but we figured that *ALL* graphics cards from GeCube would carry the same clock speeds. Apparently this is not the case but I'll do some more digging on Monday as business is closed in this part of the world now.
Both GeCube and ATI have been made aware of this already and we're waiting for some answers. Updates to come - this is a serious issue and it will be taken very seriously from our end.
ATI Technologies has updated its website with the addition of a new language, Spanish, and a completely redesigned interface for improved access to support and product information. These changes are the result of feedback received from some of the sites 7 million users.
More information @ ATI
There is a new website in town for you all to go check out. It is called nForcers HQ, and believe it or not, it is dedicated to nVidia's series of nForce and nForce2 chipsets. They don't have much content up yet but they have got a bunch of news posted a newly opened forum for your viewing pleasure.
More information @ nForcers HQ
The Australian Herald Sun newspaper and Hitwise yesterday ranked TweakTown as the forth biggest Australian computer website as visited by Australian web surfers, followed closely by Epson, Acer and Toshiba with the top spot belonging to our friends at Overclockers Australia.
Now, considering the sites are ranked by the amount of Australian web surfers looking at these sites, we are very happy with forth spot considering only 7% of our total reader base is Australian, which probably comes as a shock to most of you since we are an Aussie based website.
To all of our readers referred through the Herald Sun - Welcome to TweakTown!
Creative's newest addition to the SoundBlaster legacy, the Audigy2, now has an official website. Featuring 6.1 channel audio, LucasFilm THX certification, and a plethora of other features, the Audigy2 is supposed to be the next big thing in audio. But, is it really necessary?
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 delivers high-quality multi-channel recording and playback at up to 24-bit/96kHz and is the first PC product to offer playback of Advanced Resolution DVD-Audio at an astonishing 24-bit/192kHz with a stunning Signal-to-Noise ratio of 106dB, delivering spectacular audio quality that has now redefined PC audio standards. With EAX Advanced HD, 6.1 speaker support and Dolby Digital EX support, movies and games will be experienced with a breathtaking level of immersion and intensity, while SB1394 allows super-fast transfer of audio to external players.See for yourself @ Creative.