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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
It has finally arrived folks - brace for impact!
Today, 18th of November 2002, will be remembered for quite sometime into the future as the day of the release of the GeForce FX by nVidia Corporation at Comdex Fall in gambling-central Las Vegas, USA - For it is the first true step in bringing true cinematic-quality graphics to the PC platform.
It was quite unfortunate to find that our friends at nVidia Singapore and United States did not provide us with any information before NDA release time. It would have enabled us to present you all with our own little preview - maybe next time.
Never fear though, a whole bunch of other tech sites have given their thoughts on the GeForce FX and here they are presented in no particular order:
List curtsey of our friends at nV News!
Investor's Business Daily has an article of sorts up telling us what we already knew about nVidia and connection between "Shrek" and "Monsters Inc" movies
However, it is toward the end of the article that your attention should be drawn to. They say nVidia officials told them that nVidia's codename NV30 graphics core to be announced tomorrow at Comdex in Las Vegas will be called the GeForce FX and hit store shelves February next year for around $360 US.
The GeForce FX chips are set to go on sale in February. Gaming enthusiasts will be able to buy a graphics card with a GeForce FX chip for about $360, Nvidia officials say. They also say some workstation and PC makers plan to include the chips in new machines, including Fujitsu Siemens Computers.More information @ Investor's Business Daily
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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