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NVIDIA has announced their workstation Quadro FX lineup, based upon the infamously delayed GeForce FX chip. The page provides a wealth of information about the card, as well as a few benchmarks of the two Quadro FX variants, the FX 1000 & FX 2000. Be sure to take the board tour as it demonstrates that the cooler of Quadro FX boards is of the more tarditional design (i.e. doesn't take up another PCI slot).
The NVIDIA Quadro® FX family delivers the fastest application performance and the highest quality workstation graphics. But raw performance and quality are only the beginning--NVIDIA Quadro FX takes the leading computer-aided design (CAD) and digital content creation (DCC) applications to a new level of interactivity by enabling unprecedented capabilities in programmability and precision. For the first time, styling and production rendering become integral functions of the design workflow, shortening the production process and enabling faster time to market.More information @ NVIDIA
Hazel Heng, Marketing Manager, Asia Pacific of nVidia, has agreed to answer a list of questions regarding their upcoming GeForce FX with the aim to get some definite answers once and for all!
If there are any specific questions you want answered, please list them at the following link and if suitable, I will add them to the list of interview questions I send off to nVidia Singapore later today.
More information in our Video Cards Forum
Rancho over at Warp2Search discovered a list of specifications of BFG Technologies upcoming GeForce FX. You can pre-order the 128mb version for a hard-pocket-hitting $400 US - with the 256mb version expected to cost around $500 US according to many sources.
Just remember, if you want to be run one of these powerhouses - you are going to require a minimum 350 watt power supply unit, keep it in mind.
Specifications:More information @ Warp2Search
Controller: NVIDIA GeForce FX
Bus type: AGP
Memory: 128MB DDR-II
Memory Bandwidth: 16 GB/second (32GB with compression)
Core clock: 500MHz
Memory clock: 500MHz (1000 DDR-II)
RAMDAC: 2 @ 400MHz each
Connectors: VGA, VIVO, DVI-I
200 million triangles/sec
CompUSA expect shipment of the PNY Verto GeForce FX graphics card February 05, 2003 - that is only 18 days away. You can pre-order one of these cards for $399.99 US and I'd hop to it straight away if you want half a chance at getting one anytime soon, if you aren't already too late.
And if haven't had enough of your nVidia dosage today, you will find a bunch of new GeForce FX card shots here from Comdex Nordic 2003 in Guthenburg, Sweden thanks to our friends over at nV News.
More information @ CompUSA
I noticed this while doing my routine checkup at Warp2Search - eVGA.com have a little note on the right hand side of their website saying 53 days till GeForce FX!.
This makes it sound as if eVGA.com will have their GeForce FX product for sale on the 10th of March.
More information @ eVGA.com
Digit Life managed to source some pictures of the upcoming GeForce FX graphics card from MSI featuring their trademark red PCB. They include no new information apart from the fact Samsung memory is being used.
From what Taiwanese manufacturers have told us, the majority of GeForce FX products will not be hitting retail for another month (possibly longer) due to chip supply delays from nVidia. It looks as if we will all need to wait a little longer yet folks.
There are no specifications disclosed, so just have a look at the pictures. I can add that MS-8904 has the same circuitry as the reference GeForce FX (at least after visual PCB comparison) and differs by the read PCB like other latest MSI products. By the way, the card features Samsung DDR-II memory.More information @ Digit Life
Reactor Critical have information posted on their website regarding core and memory clock speeds of nVidia's upcoming GeForce FX 5800 Ultra and regular 5800 parts. No concrete release dates are given but they do mention that all the GeForce FX-based graphics cards will be equipped with 128MB of DDR-II SDRAM memory as well as D-Sub, DVI-I and TV-Out connectors.
Although Nvidia announced a lot of interesting technologies that are implemented in the company's GeForce FX graphics processor, they have not revealed a lot of the details about the actual graphics cards on the VPU, namely, core-clock speeds for core and memory.More information @ Reactor Critical
As you probably know, there will be two versions of the GeForce FX powered products: the GeForce FX 5800 Ultra and the GeForce FX 5800. The former one will work at 500/1000MHz for core and memory, while the latter will function at 400/900MHz, according to what I have heard from some of the sources.
The lowered speeds will not only allow the company's manufacturing partner to sell the units for less price, thus, making them more affordable for customers, but also install ordinary cooling solutions that should be more quiet compared to Nvidia's reference GeForce FX cooling system. All the GeForce FX-based graphics cards will be equipped with 128MB of DDR-II SDRAM memory as well as D-Sub, DVI-I and TV-Out connectors. Prices on the parts are still under determination.
X-Bit Labs have posted an article detailing their Radeon 9700 Pro water cooled and voltage modified overclocking experience.
They say, "it looks as if NVIDIA has got a really serious cause for concern: ATI RADEON 9700 Pro proved capable of beating NVIDIA's brand new highly praised GeForceFX solution." I am not sure how they determined this bold statement, since it is very unlikely they have their own NV30 in-house right now.
More information @ X-Bit Labs
As promised earlier this week, I've got some coverage of the Australian Game Developers Conference 2002 posted in our forums. There you will find information on Sony's PS2 online gaming plans and videos and pictures of nVidia's GeForce FX in action as well as shots of the graphics card.
More information in our Gaming Lounge Forum
Christopher Hill's popular GeForce FAQ has found it self a new home, you'll find it at the link below.
More information @ GeForce FAQ