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As predicted by many, today would be the day nVidia open the curtains on their highly anticipated GeForce FX GPU. Those who prophesized were indeed correct, as all the big boys post their first looks at nVidia's new flagship model, the GeForce FX 5800 Ultra.
You can read GeForce FX related content at the following sites, here they are in no particular order:
The folks at nVidia neglected allocating us a sample under NDA which we cannot help but be highly disappointed by - maybe next time hey guys .
We have just posted our GeForce FX Q&A interview with nVidia where they were kind enough to answer our questions regarding their upcoming GeForce FX.
TT - Over the last few days several companies released specification and system requirements for the GeForce FX. Most notable is the 350 watt power supply requirement - will the GeForce FX actually require a minimum of 350 watts to operate in a stable environment or is this just a precaution?More information in our Video Card Forums
nV - You hit the nail on the head. The card itself needs less than 75W but when combined in a typical enthusiast system with high performance CPUs, multiple hard drives or DVD/CD players, the total system requirements will tend to need a 350W supply. There may be individual configurations that could get away with less but when you buy your Ferrari you don't want to forget to fill up the gas tank.
It looks like Brian Burke from nVidia finally decided to send out the official specfications of the GeForce FX in its two confirmed flavours - 5800 and 5800 Ultra, to serveral nVidia fan sites. Australian website GeForce Zone have specs on both flavors of the card and two pictures posted on their front page of what will likely be the final reference design by nVidia, as cards prepare for store shelve release any day now.
Hey Brian, wanna add us to your e-mail list for next time, buddy?
More information @ GeForce Zone
We expect to receive answers from Hazel and the rest of our friends from nVidia Singapore first thing next week regarding the GeForce FX interview questions, where earlier in the week we gave you the opportunity to submit your own questions to nVidia, with the aim of getting some straight, to the point, facts on the subjet matter.
The questions and answers had to be approved by nVidia over in the United States, and it seems this process took a little longer than expected. We've been told to expect our GeForce FX Q&A returned first thing next week, at which point you guys will be the first to know about it once it is posted up here at TweakTown - keep your ears and eyes peeled!
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