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AnandTech has posted a review of nVidia's new GeForce4 4200 Go mobile GPU. The NV28M is sure to give you some serious framerates on your new notebook, but what about power consumption for such a powerful product?
Today NVIDIA responds to the ATI Mobility Radeon 9000, a chip launched at the end of August that has already found its way into twenty shipping notebook machines. NVIDIA's answer is the NV28M based GeForce4 4200 Go, a mobile version of the NV28 core. The GeForce4 4200 Go does more than just include the full feature set of the desktop NV28 core used in the GeForce4 Ti 4200 AGP 8x; it also incorporates the power saving technology that is so important for notebook machines. Follow us as we take a look at the first revolutionary product from NVIDIA in just about nine months and see if the GeForce4 4200 Go has what it takes to bring mobile gaming to the next level.More information @ AnandTech
According to a recent story at The Inquirer, motherboard giant ECS will soon start producing their own line of high-end graphics cards - being based on chips from either ATi or nVidia, but from who exactly is anyone's guess, at this stage. The team setup to work on the new cards include ex-employees from ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte which tends to suggest ECS really want to flex their muscles in this department and make a real big hit on this part of the market. ECS will continue to produce SiS Xabre cards in the future, with the Xabre 600 part apparently to be announced in the next couple of weeks.
Next up, the rumor mill says that Tyan said they have produced a better ATi Radeon 9700 based graphics card than the original makers, themselves. The Tachyon G9700 Pro is said to include tweaked drivers and a factory set core clock speed of 400MHz. Better still, Tyan also claim their card will work with all AGP 8x chipsets, unlike other manufacturer's cards which tend to be troublesome now and again. We'll see in time, next week to be exact, when Tyan release this product.
More information @ The Inquirer
For those lucky enough to own a brand spankin' new ATI Radeon 9700 graphics card, you may be interested to know that Sapphire Tech have released version 7.77 for Windows 9x, 2000 and XP on their website. There is no word on changes, please treat these drivers as betas.
RADEON 9700 - 7.77R300.zip (Ver. 7.77 - for 9X, 2000 and XP) (10,500KB)More information @ Sapphire Tech
Sudhian Media today checks out the Sapphire Radeon 9700 Atlantis Pro to see how it stacks up against ATi's own Radeon 9700 and whether you should consider it for your next purchase.
Today we are going to be looking at yet another video card. Just a few days ago the review on Sapphire's Radeon 9000 Atlantis was posted, and today we are going to take a look at another Sapphire card. To reiterate what was said in the last review, Sapphire has been around for longer than you may think, producing OEM boards for ATI and selling mainly to OEM's. This is why you probably haven't heard much of them - but they want that to change. Sapphire's Radeon 9700 Atlantis Pro is a retail product with a lower price than one with the "Built By ATI" branding, though it is virtually the same card.More information at Sudhian Media
The folks from x-bit Labs have posted an article where they mod the hell out of a brand new Radeon 9000 to obtain some insane overclocking results, with solder and Orb-looking heatsink in hand.
These relatively inexpensive graphics cards have every chance to become popular among those who stick to the principle sounding something like "to get more but to pay less". Many people put this rule into practice by overclocking the newly bought graphics cards. Some quite risky guys go even further and plunge into PCB modification and extreme overclocking.More information @ x-bit Labs
I was browsing through the Warp2Search postings and noticed they had a post about the latest-greatest ATI drivers. Check 'em out!
ATI have released some new Windows 9X/ME/2000/XP drivers that fix the following problems:More information @ Warp2Search
NHL 2003: During certain scenes in the game the system may lock up. Alternately, the game may exit back to the Windows desktop.
Windows XP / 2000 126.96.36.19993
Windows 98 / ME 4.13.01.9068
NOTE: These display drivers:
are not Microsoft Certified
include ATI Advanced Control Panels
include language support for English, French and German
Download ATI RADEON 9700 Pro Drivers 6-13-10-6193 for Windows 2K/XP
Download ATI RADEON 9700 Pro Drivers 4-13-01-9068 for Windows 98/ME
Download ATI RADEON 8500 Drivers 6-13-10-6193 for Windows 2K/XP
Download ATI RADEON 8500 Drivers 4-13-01-9068 for Windows 98/ME
The Guru of 3D finished up a big review on the latest and greatest from Sapphire, Atlantis Radeon 9700 Pro. They'll take it through a heap of benchmarks, test FSAA and anisotropic filtering all the way and if that isn't enough they'll even overclock it to levels very high. Combined with awesome high-resolution images this is one juicy read.
This weeks review will be yet another Radeon 9700 Pro review, this time from Sapphire, a company with quite a few ex-3dfx /STB employees.. Sapphire has always been the key ATI Graphics Boards Supplier worldwide. Sapphire designs, manufactures and distributes the most complete range of ATI video boards from mainstream level Xpert98 to the state-of-the-art technology-enriched Radeon 9700 Pro.More information at Guru of 3D
I won't lie to you. I've always been a hardcore nVidia fan. I doubt that will change unless something really drastic happens (cross fingers, knock on wood). However, what we have here is something that even us hardcore nVidians can't help but take note of. Anandtech has a nice little preview of this monster of a graphics card.
Today ATI announces the All-in-Wonder Radeon 9700 Pro. Although we do not have hardware yet we were recently given the opportunity to spend some time with ATI in order to give you an idea of what exactly the new All-in-Wonder brings to the table. It is much more than just a Radeon 9700 Pro with a tuner slapped on. Much, much more.I won't spoil it for you, so head over and check it out!
More information @ Anandtech
Today, nVidia has released new Detonator 40.71 drivers. The new drivers boast up to a 25% performance increase, as well as a new second version beta driver that should correct previous problems.