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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
Ace's Hardware nabbed some benchmarks of nVidia's new GeForce FX graphics card pitted up against the older GeForce4 Ti4600 from Japanese website PC Watch. The benchmarks speak for themselves...
More information @ Ace's Hardware
Digit Life has word that ATI started shipping their Radeon 9500 Pro graphics cards today along with its worldwide partners. Expect them in stores in the next couple of weeks.
Again, DirectX 9.0-enabled RADEON 9500 PRO has 8 rendering pipelines and is a version of RADEON 9700 with 128-bit memory bus. Typical GPU/memory clocks of RADEON 9500 PRO cards make 275/540 MHz.More information @ Digit Life
Our contact at Gigabyte Technology in Taiwan sent us a PowerPoint document regarding the release of their AGP 8x, DX9 supporting Maya II Radeon 9500 Pro graphics card with 64mb of memory onboard. ATI's Radeon 9500 is targeted to compete directly against nVidia's GeForce4 Ti4200, and it seems like it will do quite well with its 25MHz core and 40MHz memory clock advantages over the Ti4200.
We'll have a review posted for you in the next couple of weeks.
More information @ Gigabyte Technology
One of the users over at the 3DGPU Forums decided to scan a copy of the latest Maximum PC magazine which has a big write up on the GeForce FX GPU - what a shocker. The scans include great close up shots of the graphics card for those interested in this type of computer voyeur, hell I know I am!
Just picked up "Maximum PC" from the local B&N and saw this. Thought some people might find it interesting. Sorry for the split - would have been too big to attach!More information @ 3DGPU Forums
nVidia's GeForce FX GPU continues to dominate the news. The nVISION website has collected a bunch of screenshots from around the web of the GeForce FX in action including screenshots from games like Breed, CC Generals, Ralli Sport Challenge, Unreal and so on.
Then there is quite the interesting story over at the Ziff Davis funded ExtremeTech website which says there is an x-rated version of our favorite nVidia girl Dawn on the Internet, somewhere, unbeknown, to us.
According to an nVidia representative, a version of this demo does exist with the leaves removed. "We're bringing porno to graphics", chortled the exec, who wished to remain nameless.More information @ nVISION and ExtremeTech
There's a bit of talk on the town today regarding nVidia's up coming GeForce FX GPU. First Reactor Critical wonders if it is actually fully DX9 compatible since it doesn't appear to support Displacement Mapping.
Then Mike Magee and gang at the INQ give us the run down on the two different model cards (5800 ad 5800 Ultra) we will in the first part of next year.
For those of you who can't get enough GeForce FX action (like me), nVidia have added a page full of screensavers, wallpapers, desktop themes and so on for your viewing pleasure. I can't get enough of this funky ogre!
More information @ nVidia
Earlier today our connection at nVidia Singapore sent us through a bunch of press releases regarding the announcement of the GeForce FX GPU. After reading through each of them, I was quite overwhelmed to see the sheer amount of industry support nVidia has with its NV30 product. The "NV30 partner press release" mentions that the following manufactures (29 of them to be exact) will release cards based on the GeForce FX GPU over the coming weeks:
SINGAPORE - NOVEMBER 19, 2002 - NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced a number of design wins with leading PC and graphics cards manufacturers for its just announced NVIDIA® GeForce FX graphics processing unit (GPU). The launch of the GeForce FX GPU, the industry's first GPU to deliver cinematic effects to the PC desktop, has been met with broad global acceptance, ensuring the GeForce FX GPU will power next-generation personal computer systems and graphics boards.More information @ nVidia
"Once again, NVIDIA has broken with convention by redefining the limits of 3D graphics technology," stated K B Ng, Asia Pacific Marketing Director at NVIDIA. "By enabling new levels of performance with the GeForce FX GPU, we have transformed cinematic computing from a dream into a reality."
In coming weeks, the following add-in card manufacturers will be offering products based on the NVIDIA GeForce FX GPU:
ABIT Computer Corporation
Albatron Technology Co., Ltd
Anextek Global INC
ASUSTeK Computer Inc
Chaintech Computer Co., Ltd
Compro Technology INC
Ennyah Technologies Corp
Gainward Co., Ltd
Leadtek Research Inc
Micro-Star International Co., Ltd
Palit Microsystems, Inc
Prolink Microsystems Corporation
Sparkle Computer Co., Ltd
Epsco Technology Ltd
Galaxy Technology (HK) Ltd
Geniman International Limited
InnoVISION Multimedia Limited
Shenzhen Paradise Industry Co. Ltd
Triple D International Ltd
XFX, A Division of Pine
Altos C&C Co., Ltd
Chance-i Co., Ltd
Garnet System Co., Ltd
Inside Telenetcom Co., Ltd
Jace Tech Inc
Omnimedia Co., Ltd
S/U/M/A Electron Co., Ltd
Sigmacom Co., Ltd