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Mobile SLI On The Horizon

There's a new type of laptop lurking around the corner which will put all current models to shame in the gaming performance catagory. Yep, an SLI equipped notebook! - Company "WidowPC" are looking to be the first to take mobile gaming to the next level, announcing an upcoming monster which will sport an AMD processor and two GeForce Go 7800 mobile GPUs! The screen size is also said to be 19", phwoar!


Unfortunately there is no detailed listing of specifications as yet but at least we know of the real candy which is to be brought to us soon enough. More info at DailyTech.


The people at WidowPC are looking to take notebook gaming to the next level. They have announced their development of an SLI notebook computer powered by a mobile AMD processor.


Final specs are still being ironed out, but the AMD processor is set in stone as is a 19" screen and two GeForce Go 7800 mobile GPUs in an SLI configuration. Those looking for the ultimate in mobile performance need to look no further than this monster. And it surely will be a monster considering the large screen and the space needed to cool the flaming beast.


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nVidia doesn't ignore AGP users - GeForce 7800 GS AGP

nVidia has just released a new GPU for the forgotten connector, AGP. The GeForce 7800 GS is based on the same technology as the 7800 GTX, just a little cut-down in the features department - pixel shaders are down to 16 from 24 and vertex shaders are down to 6 from 8.



Here is some coverage around the web via the below links.


- The Tech Report
- Guru3D
- PC Perspective
- Bjorn3D
- Hot Hardware
- AnandTech
- Firing Squad


Now, the reasons for this hack job on the G70 GPU could be several. Sometimes, a portion of a chip just doesn't come out working properly, but the GPU can still be used in a partial configuration like this one. It's possible NVIDIA has a load of G70 chips sitting in a warehouse somewhere that aren't quite up to the task of acting like a full 7800 GTX. Other times, chipmakers deactivate portions of a chip purely for product segmentation reasons. We really like the GeForce 7800 GT, another partially realized G70 product, because it's a better value for the money than the full GTX. In the case of the GeForce 7800 GS, NVIDIA's motivations for cutting down the G70 to a 6 vertex shader/16 pixel shader/8 ROPs config may be some combination of a desire to move chips that aren't 100% perfect and an intention to meet the needs of a lower-end market. I dunno.


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Albatron Intro New GeForce 7300 GS Offering

Based on NVIDIA's most recent cost-friendly 7300 GS GPU, Albatron have just announced their own variant. All the info resides in Albatron's official press release.


Albatron has announced the GeForce 7300 GS series, PCI-Express VGA cards expected to make significant waves in the market for their excellent performance ratings and very attractive prices. These cards come with recent technologies that increase performance but also conveniently reduce expenditures. They are full-play gaming cards that can be had at a price that is sure to attract attention.


The NVIDIA® GeForceTM 7300 GS GPU employs the smaller 90 nm process technology, which lowers distances that data travels, lowers power consumption and lowers heat which in effect raises performance and stability. The condensed technology also results in a smaller and cheaper GPU die thus lowering the price of the card.


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ASUS Announces Extreme AX1300PRO SILENT Graphics Card

ASUS downunder have just introduced a new completely silent graphics card based on ATI's entry level RADEON X1300PRO GPU.


The EAX1300PRO SILENT/TD/ 256M graphics card is a CrossFire ready solution with ASUS's patented ReverseCool Technology implemented (whereby the CPU and heatsink are uniquely located on the underside of the card), which when placed in a case allows for assisted cooling by the CPU fan. Good thinking ASUS!


Grab the official PR for further details folks.


Sydney, Australia; January 27, 2006 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc (ASUS), a leading provider of high-quality graphics solutions, today introduced the EAX1300PRO SILENT/TD/ 256M graphics card. The card is not only CrossFire ready, but also featuring the ASUS patented GPU-on-the-back ReverseCool® Technology , which delivers high-efficiency cooling at absolute quiet 0db. Powered by the powerful ATi RADEON® X1300PRO, and incorporated various ASUS exclusive features, the EAX1300PRO SILENT/TD/ 256M provides a superb visual experience.


"We are pleased to deliver one of the world's best PCI Express graphics solutions," said Kent Chien, Director of ASUS Graphics Business. "With the introduction of the EAX1300 Series powered by the RADEON VPU and ASUS cooling technologies, ATI and ASUS are enabling customers to experience the full benefits of PCI Express."


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PowerColor X1900 CrossFire / XT / XTX Cards Shipped

Following ATI's big release on X1900 today, Tul Corp have announced their new PowerColor range of X1900 cards, the CrossFire, XT, and XTX.


Details incl. a specs summary are within the PDF formatted press release.


Taipei, Taiwan - January 24th, 2006 - Tul Corporation, provider of industry-leading PowerColor graphic cards, today introduces PowerColor X1900 CrossFire Edition, X1900XTX and X1900XT, the latest series of extreme performance graphic cards. These cards demolish previous benchmarks to set new standards in hard-core 3D gaming.


The PowerColor X1900 Series utilizes the latest ATI Radeon R580 core. The X1900XTX clocks at an astounding 650MHz , 1.55GHz memory clock and 512MB of DDR3. It also features an unprecedented 48 pixel shader processors, three times of the previous X1800 models. To maximize performance to the limit, CrossFireTM enables an additional card for even more power.


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NVIDIA Takes the Power of GeForce® 7 Series GPUs Mainstream

NVIDIA are once again under the spotlight, releasing a new GPU to compliment the entry-level GeForce 7 series of graphics cards. The GeForce 7300GS is in fact based on NVIDIA's latest "G72" core which is their first 90nm chip to enter the market.



NVIDIA's press room has all the details, and below has a listing of coverage for ya'all.


- Anandtech
- Viperlair
- PC Perspective
- Bit-tech


Pretty bare at the moment, but hopefully more linkies on the way as they surface.


SANTA CLARA, CA -JANUARY 18, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the new NVIDIA® GeForce 7300 GS graphics processing unit (GPU). The latest addition to the Company's award-winning GeForce 7 Series line up, the GeForce 7300 GS boasts the video and gaming features of today's most advanced GPUs to deliver stunning, high-definition video-up to 1080i resolution-and ultra-realistic gaming effects at mainstream price points without compromising performance. In addition, the GeForce 7300 GS GPU is primed for the upcoming Microsoft® Vista® operating system (OS).


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NVIDIA & Dell Create a MONSTER - Quad SLI Goodness

At CES yesterday, NVIDIA officially introduced the most extreme powered GPU configuration to date, offering support for the industry's first ever Quad SLI-certified PC. Quad SLI features four of NVIDIA's flagship GeForce® 7800 GTX GPUs with an NVIDIA nForce®4 SLI X16 motherboard. This revolutionary technology was introduced on the forthcoming Dell XPS 600 Renegade, as part of a keynote presentation by Michael Dell at CES in Las Vegas, NV. MMmmmm tasty!


Full details at the NV press room.


Today's demonstration of the new Dell XPS 600 Renegade with our Quad SLI technology takes gaming to new levels," said Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "The ability to run today's hottest titles in extreme HD resolutions with all the eye candy turned on is absolutely amazing. Strap yourself in, because you are in for the ride of your life."


In addition, NVIDIA announced that Dell will be shipping the award-winning NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512 in the Dell XPS 600 PC.


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NVIDIA GeForce Go 7 Series Announced

Launched at CES, NVIDIA have just announced the release of their mobile GeForce Go 7 Series of GPUs, ready for implementation by notebook partners. There are three different GPUs making the lineup, the GeForce Go 7800, 7600, and 7400.


For all the details, head over to the NV press room where the official announcement resides.


CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES)-LAS VEGAS, NV-JANUARY 05, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today introduced three new graphics processing units (GPUs)-the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800, GeForce Go 7600, and GeForce Go 7400 GPUs-bringing cutting-edge 3D, high-definition, home theatre-quality video and advanced power management to the notebook market.


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Sapphire Introduces CrossFire Ready X1600 Cards

ATI Graphics card partner "Sapphire" have just released a couple of CrossFire ready X1600 series graphics cards. The X1600Pro variant (left pic) is offered with a choice of memory configurations and is clocked slightly lower than its bigger brother, the X1600XT (right pic).


For further details, grab the official press release here folks.


Leading graphics supplier Sapphire Technology is now shipping its latest series of graphics accelerators based on an exciting new architecture delivering the most sophisticated yet affordable graphics processing solutions in the midrange market.


Based on a completely new architecture, the new X1600 series has been designed to deliver high efficiency, high performance in Shader Model 3.0 and enhanced image quality. The architecture also supports AvivoTM delivering vibrant high fidelity images and video playback to the latest High Definition (HD) video standards. This series is fully compatible with and ready for use in pairs in Crossfire dual graphics systems.


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ASUS EAX1800XT TOP Graphic Card With ARCTIC COOLING Cooler

Popular graphics card cooling mob "Arctic Cooling" who are behind the unique high-end air cooling solution for ASUS's refined EAX1800XT TOP graphics card have just issued out an announcement which briefly describes the key aspects of their latest cooling solution for the flagship ATI card.


Unfortunately however it seems if you want one of these on your exisiting X1800XT you're out of luck as Arctic have made a deal with ASUS to only bundle the cooler with the EAX1800XT TOP card.


Switzerland, 09.12.2005: The Swiss cooler manufacturer ARCTIC COOLING launches a new cooler on ASUS EAX1800XT TOP graphic card. Vibrations generated by the running fan are absorbed by a patented vibration dampener. Thank to smart flow simulation and four heatpipes this cooler reaches low noise level and high cooling performance, which enables ASUS EAX1800XT TOP graphic card to be overclocked.


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