In a recent official announcement from GIGABYTE, they aim to deliver a bunch of new SLI-ready motherboards with a cost-friendly price tag, in turn making SLI a bit more plausible for budget/mid-range focused system buyers.
Taipei, Taiwan August 12th, 2005 - GIGABYTE Technology®, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards and other computing hardware solutions, today announced a new range of affordable SLI-ready motherboards aimed at introducing NVIDIA's dual GPU technology to the mainstream PC market.
The new GIGABYTE motherboard SKUs follow shortly after an announcement by NVIDIA that the chipset and graphics giant would focus on driving SLI technology into the general PC market where it can benefit home and corporate users as well as PC gaming enthusiasts. The new SLI-ready motherboards are the GA-K8N-SLI and GA-8N-SLI Pro that feature compatibility with new dual core processors from Intel® or AMD, Serial ATA 3Gb/s, NV RAID, NV firewall and Gigabit LAN connectivity, all for a retail price that is expected to start at less than AU$190.
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Today marks another big release for NVIDIA as they officially launch their second GeForce 7 series video card in the "7800 GT". This card is of course a lower spec'd model in comparison to the already released GTX variant, and naturally offered in a lower price bracket. The card differs to the GTX with 20 pixel pipelines and 7 vertex pipelines versus the 24 pixel / 8 vertex pipelines of the GTX. GPU and MEM clocks are also lower at 400MHz and 1000Mhz respectively.
Given the NDA's just expired, theres a mass of links surfacing with stacks of benchies and info on the new GT cards, as per the below links :-
Following the release of the Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX GPU sometime last month, NVIDIA had just started rolling out the technologically stunning, GeForce 7 series of GPUs. While the 7800 GTX based graphics card are the fastest anyone can buy with money now, it remains as one of the most expensive one available in the market. This comes naturally, since it gives top of the line performance. Retailing at an average of late SGD$900 to early SGD$1200, these cards might not be attractive even to the rich. While NVIDIA needs to cater to as many market sectors as possible, they saw a need to have a card that will provide next generation performance, yet costs lower then that. A new GPU is now introduced, the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT.
- Chaintech Announces AE78GT on 7800 GT
Another press release rolls in detailing the birth of a 7800 GT based graphics card, this one from NVIDIA partner Chaintech with their "AE78GT" variant.
Taipei, Taiwan, Aug. 11th, 2005-Chaintech Computer CO., LTD, the World-leading VGA cards& Motherboard manufacturer, today introduces its AE78GT, one of the industry's first next generation high-definition PC Gaming VGA solutions based on the NVIDIA GeForce 7800GT graphics processor. Chaintech AE78GT featuring a revolutionary design that delivers best-in-class performance on today's hottest games and applications.
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Sourced through Hardware Zone, HIS look to be gearing up early with the release of ATI's latest X800 variant, the X800GT. In the form of the "IceQ II Turbo", HIS are the first to have announced the release of a card based on ATI's newest X800GT core. For more details, check out the official PR folks.
Hong Kong, Monday, Aug 8, 2005 - HIS (Hightech Information System Limited) announces the newest family member of the Radeon X800 series, the HIS X800GT IceQ II Turbo performance will dominate other graphics options in its price class, the HIS X800GT gives users high definition gaming power and performance and hardware accelerated video functionality.
The HIS X800GT IceQ II Turbo boosts graphic card performance through its proprietary iTURBO overclocking technology. With its iTURBO overclocking software, users are able to stably increase and maximize HIS X800GT's performance. In addition, the X800GT IceQ II Turbo features Ice-Blue UV Sensitive effect casing. The HIS IceQ II Turbo also has a noise level less than 20dB. Such unique qualities make the HIS X800GT IceQ II Turbo the best graphic solution choice for your PCI-Express system.
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In a meeting today with a Taiwanese manufacturer we learned the specifications of nVidia's upcoming GeForce 7800 GT GPU which will be launched at QuakeCon next month in Texas - one big motha of a LAN party.
The GT will be a cut-down version of the GTX with a core clock speed of 400MHz and GDDR-3 memory running at 1000MHz DDR. The GT clock speed is 30MHz slower than a regular GTX and the memory is 200MHz DDR slower. Additionally, the little brother of the GTX has its pixel pipelines cut down from 24 to 20. As far as price goes, the GT will retail for around $400 USD while the GTX retails for around $600 USD at the present.
A website called GD Hardware managed to obtain some benchmarks of the 7800 GT and it's able to beat a 6800 Ultra 256MB by almost 1700 points under 3DMark03. A quick search of our shopping comparison website shows the 6800 Ultra 256MB generally costing a little over $400 USD, which makes the 7800 GT a good buy for users in the performance segment of the market.
Meanwhile we wait for ATI to act with Crossfire and R520, or is ATI waiting for nVidia to act?
A new graphics card cooler dubbed "VCool" has hit the market from Antec as of today. The aftermarket cooler is suitable for all cards currently on the market and is positioned inside your case seperately from the graphics card itself.
Sounds interesting? Grab the official PR to get all the details folks.
Fremont, CA - July 12, 2005 - Antec, Inc., the leading manufacturer of computer hardware and accessories for the upgrade and build your own (BYO) markets, has launched VCool, its add-on graphics card cooler designed for all graphics cards currently on the market.
VCool is an extendable three-speed intake fan duct that installs into two expansion slots, providing fresh, cool air to graphics cards. VCool will keep graphics cards 5 to 15 degrees cooler, for improved performance and extended life, and its length is adjustable so users can direct cooling to the area where it's needed most.
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GIGABYTE have made headlines today with the release of their new GV-3D1-68GT, a second attempt at dual-GPU grunt from the one card. Unlike their first 3D1 card to enter the market a while ago (which so happened to turn out as a bit of a dissapointment), they've made some nice refinements to this one and also used two faster 6800GT GPUs on the card for a very significant performance boost.
GIGABYTE state in their official announcement that this card will return some pretty darn impressive 3DMark scores, how's over 20K in 3DMark03 or 10K in 05 sound? As to whether there's really a place in the market for this beastly offering now that 78GTX is doing the rounds, is another cup of tea however.
Further details within GIGABYTE's official PR folks.
Taipei, Taiwan 11th July, 2005 - GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., a world-leading VGA card manufacturer, today introduced the much anticipated GV-3D1-68GT, the most powerful and technically advanced GIGABYTE graphics accelerator card to date with a monster score of more than 20,000 in 3Dmark03, and just under 10,000 in 3Dmark05. As the successor to the legendary GV-3D1 that debuted at the beginning of the year, the GV-3D1-68GT is designed around proprietary technology from GIGABYTE that harnesses two GPUs together in a single VGA card SLI configuration. Improvements to the new GIGABYTE 3D1 VGA card-series flagship include dual 16 pixel pipelines from two GeForce 6800GT GPUs, quad-view support for up to four displays at a time, and compatibility with a somewhat wider range of motherboards than the initial 3D1 VGA card offered.
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It's upon us peeps, that of NVIDIA's new-generation graphics card family. Launched today was the first GPU to compliment the new lineup, the 7800 GTX which boasts a whopping 24 pipelines of goodness. If you've paid any attention to recent discussions and sneek peek articles around the globe, you'll know that the card absolutely annihilates it's predecessor in the performance rankings, and in several cases will also take down dual 6800u's in SLI all on its lonesome.
With the NDA having expired, we naturally start to see sites throwing up their reviews on the 7800 GTX with performance comparisons and what not, as per the below linkies folks :-
- Toms Hardware
- PC Perspective
- Noticias3D (Translated)
- Tech Report
- Trusted Reviews
- Planet3DNow (Translated)
- Hardware Secrets
- Hot Hardware
- Bit-Tech (New)
- Neoseeker (New)
- AMDGamer (New)
- Hardware Zone (New)
- ExtremeTech (New)
- PenStarSys (New)
- XBit Labs (New)
- Cooltechzone (New)
- Sudhian (New)
- Hardware Analysis (New)
Inevitably, more are on the way so be sure to check back for them as they come in. Part 1 of our own 7800 GTX article has also just gone live. You can expect a second segment to go up within the next couple of days once we finish putting our sample through its paces!
Fast, faster, fastest ... is the trend we see with each new high-end product release. Under codename G70 NVIDIA developed their newest graphics core. Their videocard as released today is of course the GeForce 7800 GTX. It's been highly speculated, but today the non-disclosure agreements are lifted. At Guru of 3D they've had the product for roughly 10 days already. So Guru3D had some time to make and provide you with a decent article. Twenty-eight pages of fun, detail, photo's, HDTV stuff, overclocking and of course many many benchmarks. Have fun reading our GeForce 7800 GTX preview as they surely had fun testing it.
Following on from the launch of NVIDIA's new-gen 7800 GTX GPU, I've just sourced a 10MB PDF from NVIDIA which goes deep into detail about the capabilities of this new 24 pipeline monster. There's stacks of eye-candy (some real "wow" factor material I might add), specifications, benchmark results, and other insightful documentation covering the new 7 series GeForce card. Well worth flicking through.
Today the doors have opened to the largest yearly computing hardware event, that of "Computex" in Taipei (Taiwan). Anandtech have some pre-show coverage to give us a taste of whats to come in the way of the latest and greatest.
But better yet, Mr Tweak himself along with another member of our team are already scooping up all the goodies and delivering content live. You'll see our dedicated Computex section added to the top-most area of the TT front page which we're updating frequently so be sure to keep checking back regularly for all the hot action.
Set to have made an appearance at the event with a bang, ATI have one of the biggest surprises for the graphics card scene as they finally give response to NVIDIA's well embedded SLI market. Today marks the launch of "Crossfire", ATI's form of SLI. Alongside the official announcement made just a short while ago, our Computex team have been busy gathering up a bunch of eye-candy and benchmarking figures for you all which you'll witness in our latest article as we get caught in the crossfire.
There is also stacks of other sites around the globe with more previewed goodness on ATI's Crossfire, as per the below linkies:-
I'll throw more up as they come to be folks.
Also according to zee Inquirer, Crossfire's already leaving NVIDIA's SLI with a little to be desired it seems.. a lil' competition never hurt noone eh?! Thats what keeps pushing technology forward afterall.
IT'S TIME TO talk about some numbers referred to ATI crossfire Multi VPU systems. We can only used ATI own reference performance numbers seen in a document that it got in its labs. ATI claims that its Crossfire will be compatible with all games. All games should get performance increase while this should not be the case with Nvidia SLI platform.
Compared with two 6800 Ultra in SLI, ATI's Crossfire should end up about 10 per cent faster in 3Dmark05 benchmark, about 30 percent in Splinter cell C.T game and more than 60 percent in Need For Speed Underground 2 game. ATI is talking about results gathered from testing SLI and Crossfire platforms on 1600x1200 resolution, with 4X FSAA and 8X aniso, Athlon 64, 1GB DDR 400 memory, RD480 motherboard with 8.151 driver. ATI used two X850 XT Crossfire cards versus Asus SLI Deluxe board, 71.89 drivers, and two 6800 Ultra cards in SLI.
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This morning during Computex 2005 in Taiwan (that big IT show happening at the moment) we got the chance to run some exclusive benchmarks on a Crossfire platform which consisted of two Radeon X850XT cards. Later this afternoon we discovered more Crossfire goodness hiding away in a back room somewhere but this time they were Radeon X850XT PE cards and we did see a performance jump.
We're hearing and seeing A LOT about ATI's Crossfire at Computex 2005 so far and it's only the first day - the next attack move will be on nVidia's G70 but will complete Crossfire first. Tomorrow we're going to run our entire suite of benchmarks on the platform with single and dual card testing...you'll see it first here at TweakTown - it's a good thing we haven't signed any NDA's with ATI about their new SLI alternative, that's for sure or we might get locked up in a Taiwanese prison or something.
You can find the complete set of benchmarks here which we ran today and tomorrow we'll publish a separate article with the fresh new results sometime tomorrow afternoon Taiwan local time.
Today's an exciting one for the NV giants as they officially announce the new nForce4 SLI motherboard for Intel platforms. Aside Intel's own 955X Express chipset (announced yesterday along with their new dual-core Pentium D processors), many gamers will also be drawn to this chipset when building up a new Intel based system due to the two residing 16x PCIe slots which are SLI configurable, previously a feature only available on AMD platforms. Several other exclusive features and attractions are also aboard NVIDIA's latest masterpiece.
SANTA CLARA, CA-APRIL 5, 2005-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced the immediate availability of the Company's new NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition media and communications processors (MCPs) for Intel platforms. This new line of core-logic solutions incorporates a host of new, innovative, NVIDIA features never before available on the Intel platform, including NVIDIA® SLI technology, hardware-based firewall security, advanced storage solutions, and native Gigabit Ethernet networking.
"Over the last three years, NVIDIA has been recognized for its technology innovation and leadership in developing award-winning MCP solutions for today's digital consumer," said Drew Henry, general manager of MCP products at NVIDIA. "Core-logic is at the heart of today's digital media PCs, enabling the download, protection, storage, and playback of digital media content, functions that form the foundation of our NVIDIA nForce family of MCPs."
As for performance figures and what not, plenty of sites around the globe have been testing away with reference boards to give you a strong indication of what NVIDIA now offer in the Intel world of computing. Check out these reviews as listed below folks :-
- Firing Squad
- Hot Hardware
- Overclockers NZ
- PC Perspective
- PC Stats
- Toms Hardware (New)
- GDHardware (New)
..and finally to wrap things up for the nForce4 Intel launch, Corsair send word of their partnership with NVIDIA to have assisted with the development and launch of DDR2 memory modules specifically tweaked for optimal compatibility/performance on the new nForce4 Intel platform. Full details within the supporting PR.
hroughout the development of the nForce4 SLI Intel Edition MCP, Corsair has worked very closely with NVIDIA in testing and qualifying the highest performance solutions to provide the best overall system performance. "Corsair is a leader in enthusiast memory, and their knowledge of performance memory was a big help in the optimization of our NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition memory controller interface," stated Drew Henry, general manager of MCP products at NVIDIA. "We believe the net result of our collaboration with Corsair is a DDR2 memory subsystem that will set new performance standards."
To extend upon their already big day under the spotlight, NVIDIA have also launched a new sub-site dubbed "SLIZone", which as the name implies is dedicated to all things SLI. A plethora of information such as related daily news content, system builder information, tutorials, reviews, certifications, and stacks more can be found on the new site for your reading pleasure.
To help fire things up over there, MSI are sponsoring an SLI video contest with some very sweet prizes awarded to the top 3 SLI videos, as detailed over at this section of the new site folks.
Yet another release of Fraps has gone live just recently, with the most notable fix having delt with an SLI rendering issue in conjunction with NVIDIA's 71.84 drivers, as per the below comments. Grab the new 2.5.4 release here folks.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR NVIDIA 6600/6800 SLI OWNERS: It has been brought to our attention that SLI render modes in the 71.84 drivers will not activate with Fraps 2.5.3 (and earlier) running in the background. This results in games always running with Single-GPU performance.
All SLI users are urged to update to Fraps 2.5.4 which does not conflict with SLI rendering.
- Resolved conflict preventing SLI with 71.84 Forceware drivers
- Fixed crash when right clicking in change directory window
- Fixed crash in some browsers when launching Help window
After many recent signs of their soon to be existance, 512MB versions of NVIDIA's 6800 Ultra cards have become official from the company today. Also uncovered is a new lower-cost AGP version of their 6200 series card which carries Shader Model 3.0 support. Full details within NVIDIA's official PR.
CEBIT - HANNOVER, GERMANY-MARCH 10, 2005-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today expands its award-winning NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series of graphics processing units (GPUs) by unveiling two new products: a 512MB version of the performance-leading GeForce 6800 Ultra GPU and a new lower-cost AGP version of the GeForce 6200 GPU which brings Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 technology to even more affordable price levels.
"Whether you are an extreme gamer or someone looking for an amazing upgrade, NVIDIA has the right product," said Ujesh Desai, general manager desktop products at NVIDIA. "These two new products further validate our commitment to bringing leading-edge performance and features to both the AGP and PCI Express markets."
When ATI recently announced their new X850 line of graphics cards, a mysterious little fellow by the name of the "Radeon X800 XL" came along for the ride. It wasn't long after that it was made clear this little puppy could well be a 6800 GT killer. Whys that? Ooooooh, perhaps due to a fully enabled 16 pipeline treat with a sweet sweet little price tag, a mere $299MSRP in fact.
Interested to see how it fairs? Here's some nice fresh reviews for ya'all :-
This PCI Express x16 graphics card comes with a single-slot cooler attached, and it doesn't require any auxiliary power connections. The 75 watts supplied by the PCI-E x16 slot should suffice. Otherwise, the X800 XL is nearly a dead ringer for a Radeon X850 XT card. Closer inspection reveals some minor differences, but the two PCB designs obviously share a common pedigree.
The XL's real distinction comes in the form of its R430 VPU. The R480 chip that powers the more expensive X850 line is manufactured at TSMC on a 130nm fab process. The R430, by contrast, is fabbed using TSMC's 110nm process.
Today marks the launch of a revolutionary technology for video cards from NVIDIA, announcing their new "Turbocache" technology which has so far been implemented on their budget focused 6200 GPU, however this new breed of 6200 GPU's is also of a smaller die, say hello to NV44!
Their very interesting TurboCache technology allows video cards to use more actual system memory and in turn less memory on the card itself for producing optimal low-end performance. Obviously this means lower costs involved as well, but just how beneficial is it to performance over non TurboCache versions? Thats where the links below would be of interest to you no doubt, as hardware sites around the globe get the chance to testdrive the new TurboCache NV44 offerings :-
NVIDIA's official announcement can be read over in their press room, along with a seperate announcement listing in excess of 70 partners to have already signed up for production of the new TurboCache 6200 GPU's.
SANTA CLARA, CA-DECEMBER 15, 2004-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today introduced the NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6200 graphics processing unit (GPU) with TurboCache™ technology.
NVIDIA TurboCache is a new, patented hardware and software technology, which allows a GPU to render directly to system memory, instead of using local memory on the graphics card. NVIDIA TurboCache technology lowers on-board memory requirements, enabling system builders to deliver PCs with more feature-rich GPUs and offer their customers better graphics performance and advanced capabilities previously unattainable at value prices.
As mentioned earlier on, ATI aimed to release their new series of PCI-Express equipped Athlon64 chipsets today dubbed the "XPRESS 200" series. Aimed more so at the budget / entry level market for Athlon64, the two varying chipsets differ in that the 200G carries an integrated DirectX 9 capable graphics core, and the 200P does not. Interested to see how it's performing against the competition (or there lack of)? Naturally we see a bunch of sites surface with all the info you'll be seeking, as per the below list folks. Of course it'll be updated as more coverage on the two new chipsets come in.
Update: ATI have since made available the official PR for your reading pleasure.
The race between the major chipset players to produce that first AMD chipset with PCI Express has been dramatic. Who knew that ATI would be the first to deliver to us a fully working reference board for an extended testing session? And who knew that ATI's Athlon 64 chipset with PCI Express would also pack an integrated Radeon graphics core with DirectX 9? Say hello to the Radeon Xpress 200 chipset, ATI's surprisingly solid first stab at the AMD core logic market.
Quick to follow suit, Tul Corp have introduced their PowerColor XPRESS 200 motherboard which you can get all the details on within the official press release here.
Nov. 8, 2004 - Taipei, Taiwan) Tul Corporation today reveals the PowerColor XPRESS 200 mainboard on AMD platform to the worldwide market. As any experienced gamer would know, current PC games demand more and more graphics power to run; users may need to spend from 200 to 400 USD to purchase a qualified graphics card. The PowerColor XPRESS 200 fulfils the needs of high graphics performance and limited budget for users.
Before anyone spits the chips, the following pictures were sent through to us from Venny at Albatron in Taiwan. I am not sure where the photos were taken, but these are girls from nVidia holding Albatron's brand new GeForce FX 5700 and FX 5950 graphics cards.
Albatron Technology Co. LTD., a manufacturer and global distributor of high technology PC components recently announced the new GeForce FX5700U graphics card. The GPU (FX 5700 Ultra - NV36) on this board is currently being highly touted by nVIDIA® and contains impressive performance capabilities including a 475 MHz GPU clock speed and a DDR II memory interface capable of 900 MHz. The FX5700U has been equipped with a patented "2+1 Backup", triple-fan cooling system which has been upgraded from the previous "Wise Fan" and dubbed "Wise Fan ll". With the additional fans for this card, Albatron has also gone to great lengths to suppress fan noise down to about 25 dBA, almost 10 dBA less than most fans on the market today.
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The Inquirer has posted a short preview of Gainward's unique water cooled GeForce FX 5900 Ultra graphics card. Costing almost a grand USD, it's an expensive gamble for Gainward.
The complete kit in our case was connected so all you have to do is to plug the card in a board, connect the 12V connector in the card, and connect the 12V HDD to your pump along with the three pin fan unit.More information @ The Inquirer
This installation takes only a minute or two. Placing a radiator and pump in a case takes a little longer...
The card boots exactly like an air cooled one with the exception that you will hear some water gurgling through the pump.
Earlier today Nvidia introduced its Quadro FX Go700 mobile workstation graphics solution. Designed for professional users, the Quadro FX Go700 is the first mobile workstation solution to bring the power of full programmability to market-allowing engineers and artists to accurately represent real-world material characteristics, such as corrosion between metals or highlighted human hair, in real-time within application software.
The Quadro FX Go700 is available immediately from Dell in the Dell Precision M60 mobile workstation.
More information @ Nvidia
Today ABIT launched their sexy new GeForce FX 5900 and 5600 cards with their patented OTES method of cooling which draws hot air from the GPU to the outside of the case with only 25 decibels of noise.
In the interests of raising the standards of silent computing, ABIT has been working to establish a benchmark with which to judge silent computing. The ABIT Engineers have determined that 25 decibels is the optimum noise level for a system. On the ABIT Siluro FX5900 OTES, the ABIT Engineers have reduced the sound of the VGA card to about 25 decibels. How quiet is 25 decibels? Consider that a garbage truck operates at about 100 decibels, you speak at around 60 decibels, your living room is approximately 40 decibels and a library is at 30 decibels. Sounds that most people cannot hear start at 10 decibels. With OTES, your VGA card will operate at the coolest levels and your gaming and 3D performance at the highest levels.More information in our new Products Forum here and here