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The new flagship MCP from NVIDIA designed for AMD's latest Socket AM2 platform has been officially introduced. Many of the sites with previews of AM2 (of which I rounded up in an earlier posting) were using motherboards based on this MCP for their analysis and testing.
You can learn more about the nForce 500 series of MCPs for Socket AM2 at this section of NVIDIA's website folks.
SANTA CLARA, CA-MAY 23, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphic processor technologies, continues to redefine the PC as the ultimate gaming platform with the introduction today of the new NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI media and communications processor (MCP), a high-performance motherboard solution for the latest and upcoming x86 PC platforms, including those based on socket AM2 processors by AMD.
Based on NVIDIA's new "nForce 570 SLI" chipset for the AMD Socket AM2 platform, EPoX have just issued out an announcement supporting the release of their EP-MF570 SLI motherboard.
[May 23, 2006, Taipei]AMD has finally unveiled its new platform, socket AM2, which is a 940-pin socket and has full support for DDR2 memory, bringing the speed of AMD platform to the next level. EPoX now launches its socket AM2 based mainboard, EP-MF570 SLI., using nVidia's top of the range chipset, the nForce 570 SLI.
EP-MF570 SLI features support for DDR2 800 memory with a bandwidth of upto 6.4GB/s and a maximum 16GB memory capacity. For SLI mode, the driver can automatically detect for the cards present and there is no old school paddle card or jumpers that need to be changed. With one VGA card the setting will be x16 and x8, the left x8 slot can be used for other PCI-E cards or RAID devices.
GIGABYTE have just added another VGA card to their lineup, based on NVIDIA's new 7300GT core. The GV-NX73T256P-RH sports GIGABYTE's exclusive "Silent-Pipe" thermal cooling solution and is also bundled with a copy of the first person shooter "Serious Sam 2".
For further information, grab the press release here folks.
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a world-leading VGA card manufacturer, today announces a special version of GV-NX73T256P-RH that features the GeForce 7300 GT visual processor bundled with "SERIOUS SAM 2". The GV-NX73T256P-RH offers superior performance, silent solution and outstanding cooling with proprietary GIGABYTE's over-clocking technology, "Turbo Force" and the unique "Silent-Pipe" thermal design enables you to experience the latest HDR gaming effects.
Swiftech make headlines today with the launch of a new VGA thermoelectric liquid cooling solution dubbed the "MCW60-T". Using the award winning MCW60 VGA water-block coupled to a 188 Watt thermoelectric module, the unit is capable of dropping the GPU operating temperature range from well below ambient down to freezing levels, depending on the heat load and thermal capacity of the liquid cooling system.
The full press release can be obtained here.
"We designed this product for the hard-core enthusiast community, those individuals who think of nothing else but pushing the envelope of what their hardware can do" said Gabriel Rouchon, Swiftech's Chairman. Mr. Rouchon also added "interestingly enough, the device also presents very useful functionalities for the large OEM and microchip manufacturers in silicon test and validation applications".m,
Today brings the launch of a new weapon in mobile motherboard chipsets from the ATI guns. The "RADEON Xpress 1100 series" is superior to the current Xpress 200M with such advancements as a faster integrated graphics core, and also better battery management by means of the refined PowerPlay technology. This chipset is also designed to support AMD's new Turion64 X2 (dual-core) mobile CPUs.
Head over to ATI's website where the official press release resides.
MARKHAM, ONTARIO, May 17, 2006 (CCNMatthews via COMTEX News Network) -- New chipsets armed to support AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology deliver industry-leading battery life, faster graphics, and come ready for the Microsoft Windows Vista premium experience
ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) is squeezing longer life and more performance into today's notebook computers with the introduction of the new Radeon® Xpress 1100 series of chipsets, supporting AMD's Turion 64 X2 mobile technology. The Radeon Xpress 1100 series is built to deliver the ultimate mobile computing experience on the AMD platform, including industry-leading battery life, a 33 percent faster graphics core, and support for Microsoft Windows Vista. Whether for work or for play, the Radeon Xpress 1100 series is designed to squeeze the maximum productivity and performance out of today's notebooks, while still resulting in ever thinner and lighter designs due to its power- and heat-efficient architecture.
Following NVIDIA's silent introduction of their 7300GT GPU recently (a 90nm counterpart with 8 pipelines and a 128-bit memory interface), Biostar have just issued out an announcement supporting two new cards from them to use this GPU.
Both falling into their Sigma-Gate series, the V7302GT21 is aimed at those seeking silence with its fanless CoolPipe II cooling solution, whilst the V7303GT21 is a higher clocked offering due to the traditional heatsink/fan design.
ÓGate V7302GT21 integrated with NVIDIA® GeForce® 7300GT graphics processing unit (GPU). Boasting the 3D graphics features of today's most advanced GPUs-including full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and true high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting-the NVIDIA® SLI-Ready GeForce® 7300 GT GPU allows you to experience the latest gaming effects without compromising performance. It also brings stunning, high-definition video and superb picture clarity with minimal CPU usage with NVIDIA® PureVideo technology. For the performance and features you need to play the latest games and enjoy home-theater quality video.
ÓGate V7303GT21 integrated with NVIDIA® GeForce® 7300GT graphics processing unit (GPU). Boasting the 3D graphics features of today's most advanced GPUs-including full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and true high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting-the NVIDIA® SLI-Ready GeForce® 7300 GT GPU allows you to experience the latest gaming effects without compromising performance. It also brings stunning, high-definition video and superb picture clarity with minimal CPU usage with NVIDIA® PureVideo technology. For the performance and features you need to play the latest games and enjoy home-theater quality video.
Following the launch of ATI's X1900GT graphics card the other day (the most affordable of the X1900 series), GECUBE have just introduced an X1900GT offering into their lineup of ATI cards.
Grab the announcement here folks.
Taipei, May 9, 2006 - GECUBETM, one of the world's leading brands in the graphics card business, today announced its new GECUBETM X1900GT product line, further strengthening its offerings for ATI's top-of-the-line graphics platform.
The GECUBETM X1900GT product line supports the newest designs based on Shade Model 3.0 with the best frame rates in the industry. Moreover, the GECUBE X1900GT line includes 36 internal pixel shaders with a core memory refresh rate of up to 575MHz/1.2GHz. The superior quality of 3D image rendering is as close to perfect as you can get.
Although overkill for the majority of us (both in performance, and costs), Quad SLI is one of the most talked about technologies in terms of hardware for the PC gaming industry at the moment, with a number of enthusiast sites out there having reviewed the monster platform just recently.
We'll have our own Quad SLI review up a bit later this week, but for now here's a roundup of links pointing to some recent articles :-
Today marks the launch of a new Quadro solution from NVIDIA, and quite an extreme new *Dual-GPU* solution at that. Dubbed the "NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 X2" card, it Includes 512MB GDDR3 per GPU, quad Dual-Link DVI-I connectors (the industry's first), a stereo connector, and is also SLI and G-Sync capable.
SANTA CLARA, CA-APRIL 24, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 X2 graphics solution is the latest addition to the company's growing line of solutions for advanced visualization systems requiring scalable graphics performance. This solution joins the recently announced NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 card with the NVIDIA Quadro SDI and G-Sync option cards-the most extensive line of products for this growing market segment.
The NVIDIA giants have just raised the performance bar a notch higher for mobile gaming, today we see the official release of their GeForce Go 7900 Series GPUs for notebooks, offered in a GS and GTX flavour.
NVIDIA's official PR covers all the details folks.
SANTA CLARA, CA-APRIL 18, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today unveiled the new NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 Series of graphics processing units (GPUs), which enable gamers to experience vivid, extreme high-definition (XHD) games on notebook PCs-a dream come true for gamers that demand performance and portability.
"At XHD screen resolutions of 1680x1050 and 1920x1200, games have up to 65% more image detail than games viewed on common 1024x768 notebook screens," said Jeff Fisher, Senior Vice President of the GPU Business at NVIDIA. "These powerful GPUs are designed to blaze through games at extreme HD resolutions with state-of-the-art 3D graphics effects. The result is a greatly enhanced level of realism and immersion for gamers on the go."