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The GeForce 3 Ultra will be here soon, folks!
Looks like we weren't the only ones to get hold of the Leadtek GeForce3 Video Card. Go check out what the folks over at TechWatch.com.au had to sy about it. here's a snip:
"Welcome, to the real world. Blazing fast speeds, features not yet implemented and the promise of watching the 3dmark2001 Nature demo with all the juicy effects. Completely unaffordable for the average Joe without selling organs. I sold my organs. You should too! All in the name of the latest, greatest technology which will become obsolete in a few months."
A lot of folks have been looking at video cards that are more budget oriented. ATi has recently released their Radeon VE Video Card and the folks over at neoseeker want to share their findings. here's a snip:
"The convenience of working on a large desktop spread of over two inexpensive monitors, cannot be underestimated. Whether you are a system administrator, multi-tasking between telnet sessions, research, and troubleshooting other projects, or a web designer/graphics artist working on multiple images, ftp and and e-mail, these products are indispensable. The ATI Radeon VE is a prime example of this move to inexpensive solutions for work place productivity."
Not everyone can afford to go out and chuck down a bunch of hundreds for a GeForce3 video card. So what are us working stiffs supposed to use? To help you in your decision, Mr PC Pro takes a look at the PNY Verto GeForce2 MX400 Video Card. here's a snip:
"Notice that the MX family uses the slower SDR type memory and the memory bandwidth is the same between the MX and the MX-400. The 5.3GB/s memory bandwidth of the Geforce 2 GTS is a big advantage when playing games at resolutions above 1024x728. The difference between the MX-400 and the Geforce 2 GTS is even more apparent when gaming using 32bit colors."
With so many choices in GeForce3 cards out there, how are we to choose the right one? got|apex? has reviewd a sample of a promising card... namely the Gainward GeForce3 Power Pack which offer not only a GeForce3 based card, but some pretty handy software packages as well. here's a snip:
"Nowadays however, the title of gamer seems to be expending to encompass working professionals who feel console gaming is for their kids. These same gamers also demand more from their graphics card then amazing 3D gaming. They want versatility. They want to use this expensive piece of hardware for other multimedia tasks. This exact market is where GAINWARD hopes to bridge the gap between gaming and multimedia appeal with their GeForce3 based PowerPack!!!."
As if the new GeForce3 video cards weren't fast enough for you, here's something that we can all use. Xtreme PC UK has put together a tweaking guide for the GeForce3 cards that utilizes the RivaTuner program. Sound interesting? Go see for yourself in their latest post entitiled "Going For Gold With Your GeForce3".
Everyone had been raving at the Radeon based cards before the GeForce3 hit the streets, but can these All-in-one cards still compete? 3dXtreme wanted to find out, so check out their review of the ATi All-In-Wonder Radeon Video Card. here's a snip:
"Ever since ATI literally invented the do-everything wonder card market with its All-In-Wonder product line, consumer 3D graphics have been rapidly advancing. What was six months ago would be considered a 'previous generation.' Following tradition, ATI's latest Radeon chipset, featuring DirectX 7 compliance, had an All-In-Wonder product. How does the Radeon All-In-Wonder perform? Let us take a closer look."
X-bit Labs have posted an interesting GeForce3 Tweaking guide which entails detailed information about voltage tweaking and extreme overclocking.
Source - Tech Watch
Hot Hardware have posted a review of the new Absolute MORPHEUS GeForce3 graphics card from a new company called 3DPower.
Source - AnandTech