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AnandTech have posted their review of the ATi Radeon 9700 or R300. The results are just astonishing, under UT 2003 the R300 is able to outperform a Ti4600 by 38-54%. Then Anand continues on saying nVidia's NV30 will be faster than the R300! There's 24 pages worth of review by Anand, if you've got the time to read it all - Which I'm going to make time to do.
When all is said and done, there's a reason why ATI and NVIDIA are the two leaders in this market right now. Both companies have figured out the right way of doing things and are currently hard at work bringing the absolute fastest hardware to the market. These two are driving the industry and with the R300 ATI put to rest any speculation that had ever existed about their worthiness as a competitor.More information at AnandTech
ATI won't go the route of 3dfx, they're going the route of NVIDIA and today they just entered the passing lane.
We are now fairly certain we can come to this conclusion with information provided to us from Hercules about the announcement of their ATi Radeon 9000 Pro and 9700 graphics cards. I've requested a picture from Hercules of their 9700 card, let's see what they say.
More information in our New Products Forum
Neoseeker takes a look at MSI's Geforce 4 Ti4200 and checks out how it stacks up against the likes of ATI's Radeon 8500, Matrox's Parhelia-512 and its big brother MSI's GeForce 4 TI4600.
After massive price cuts by ATI on their Radeon line, nVidia is forced to come up with a low cost card to market. This is where the MSI GeForce 4 Ti4200 comes in, with an estimated retail price of $150 US or $260 Cdn, the Ti4200 comes with VIVO options, DVI to analog converter WinProducer, WinCoder, No One Lives Forever, Sacrifice and AquaNox.More information at Neoseeker
Scott from The Tech Report has posted an article comparing nVidia GeForce4 Ti4600's from PNY, Abit and Gainward. As always, good reading is to be had.
PNY's Verto card is the first one we'll look at today, and that's appropriate, because the Verto is a perfect carbon copy of NVIDIA's Ti 4600 128MB reference design. As such, the Verto card will introduce us to many common features of all Ti 4600 cards. PNY's most notable variation from NVIDIA's template is the Verto's swanky maroon PCB color, which makes the card seem a little less generic.More information at The Tech Report.
A little birdy handed me some information about the new Radeon 8500 MAXX from ATi - As far as I know, this is what you can consider scoop. Take a look at it now, because I don't know how long this page will be staying up for, once ATi find out about it.
I've posted the full spec list, details and a picture of the new graphics card in the New Products section of our forums. The internal document also includes bits and pieces of information about the highly anticipated R300.
More information in the New Products Forum.
Soltek let us know about the release of their nVidia GeForce4 Ti4600 and Ti4200 graphics card releases today. As usual I have posted information and pictures in the New Products section of our forums. The Ti4600 does look like it would be able to overclock quite well with it's dual fans!
Soltek's Ti4600 & Ti4200 graphic cards are specially designed for power users, these two graphics cards provide users with the leading graphics technology, the latest video features, and the most innovative entertainment solutions.More information in the New Products Forum.
OC Workbench has a screenshot from of 3DMark 2001 comparing the graphics quality of the new SiS Xabre 400 to the nVidia Ti4600 and the older GeForce 3 Ti200. While the differences are hard to spot, it's easy to see the lighting of the GeForce 4 is more enhanced, everything stands out much better. nVidia's drivers are much more mature compared to SiS's drivers, and it's just one screenshot which can hardly make or break either product especially since we weren't even told what graphics settings were used.
More information at OC Workbench.
The crew over at Tweak3D have just posted a roundup of all of the latest graphics cards from VisionTek - The MX440, Ti4200, Ti4400 and the king of the hill Ti4600. After talking to VisionTek just yesterday about review samples, they said they had discontinued their Ti4400 series of cards, which is why I find it strange Tweak3D have included it in this roundup, nevertheless good reading is to be had.
Just as the Geforce3 chipset cards penetrated the market throughout 2001 Nvidia has refreshed its image with the Geforce4 chipsets. You can never have enough of a good thing the story goes and Nvidia has noted this abstract rather well with their new line-up. With the introduction of the Geforce3 chipset a new set of features came about set to improve the realism in the latest 3D games and demos fetching beyond the capabilities of the previous achievement, the Geforce2. With the Geforce4 Nvidia decided to take the goodness from the Geforce3 and make it faster. For this reason the true breed Geforce4 chipset (Ti4200, Ti4400, Ti4600) isn't a brand new product as such, but rather a Geforce3 been given a face lift and a new name. While this last statement might seem disappointing for those in the hope of expecting wonderful things from their new Geforce4 based card or system, it's not all as bad as it might sound. To find out why read on.More information at Tweak3D.
While many of us drool over the specs of the new GeForce4 Ti4600, we're still left asking "do we need it?" and "what will it do for the games I'm playing now?" The Tech Zone addresses these questions, and show you what many of the games we play will look and run like on the auspicious GeForce4 Ti 4600.
More information at The Tech Zone
Soltek are a Taiwanese company who are known for their solid line of motherboards which have been released over the past few years. I just received an e-mail from them saying they have decided to break into the graphics card market with the launch of their range of nVidia based graphics card ranging from the power-house GeForce4 Ti4400 all the way down to the aging TNT2 M64.
I've posted pictures and information in the "New Products" section of our forums.