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."
Albatron are looking after small form factor owners with the release of a physically shrunken NVIDIA 7900GT video card, which due to the modified (smaller) PCB allows one to easily whack it into their SFF without any space issues.
DigiTimes have all the details.
Albatron Technology has launched the 7900GT graphics card in a shorter and slimmer form factor, but retaining strong game playing capabilities. The new card is designed to give gamers the power to use the most intensive 3D graphics software available today in small-form-factor (SFF) systems, according to the company.
Most SFF systems, such as cube PCs, are limited in space, length and width. The limited space may restrict the use of the latest high-performance graphics cards, Albatron said. Due to heat sinks and cooling fans, a high-performance graphics card is thicker and longer than average cards, the company noted. The GeForce 7900 GT series manages to solve the heat dissipation challenges in a smaller form factor, according to Albatron.
A fresh announcement from SAPPHIRE earlier today supports the release of a new addition to their ATI graphics card lineup with a card to make use of the cost effective high-end GPU in the "X1800 GTO".
Details and specifications can be sourced via the supporting press release here folks.
Setting new standards in price performance ratio for upper-midrange graphics in the PC industry, Sapphire Technology has just introduced a new model in its Radeon X1800 series. The new Radeon X1800 GTO delivers an outstanding gaming experience that easily outperform other graphics options in its price class.
Featuring the same ultra-threaded shader architecture and revolutionary new memory architecture of Sapphire's award-winning Radeon X1800XT and Radeon X1800XL graphics accelerators, the Radeon X1800GTO offers gamers an unbeatable value-to-performance ratio. As it is Crossfire ready, two Sapphire X1800GTO cards can be used together in a Crossfire multi GPU system to deliver enhanced performance and even higher quality display options.
Based on NVIDIA's recently introduced mainstream 7600GS GPU, GIGABYTE have issued out a press release supporting their new 256MB "GV-NX76G256D-RH" graphics card. They've also whacked on their unique "silent-pipe" heatsink design for quiet efficient cooling.
The announcement can be read on GIGABYTE's website folks.
After launching the newest NVIDIA 7900GTX, 7900GT and 7600GT series graphic cards in CeBIT 2006, GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a world-leading graphics card manufacturer announces GV-NX76G256D-RH, a new PCI-E graphics card based on the latest NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7600GS GPU and new generation of 90nm processing technology. With its best-in-class performance and extensive features, the GV-NX76G256D-RH surprisingly provides amazing visual effects and video experience that you will never have experienced.
Making headlines once again, NVIDIA have released two new cost-effective graphics cards today in the 7600 GS and 7300 LE.
The press release resides over at NV's press room.
GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE 2006-SAN JOSE, CA-MARCH 22, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today expanded the Company's GeForce 7 Series product line for the mainstream market segment with two aggressively-priced graphics processing units (GPUs).
"NVIDIA GPUs have long been praised in the enthusiast community and by gamers for excellent 3D performance and exceptional HD video playback," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. "The same characteristics that make so many gamers select NVIDIA GPUs will greatly benefit mainstream customers when Microsoft® Windows® Vista arrives -and these new GPUs deliver the same enthusiast-class features at very affordable prices."
Coverage on these cards can be also be found via the following links :-
Although a little too extreme and pricey for most normal users, ATI have just released a new workstation card dubbed the FireGL V7350. The most notable aspect to compliment this new card is that of the residing 1GB GDDR3 graphics memory aboard, albeit there is also a V7300 variant with 512MBs of memory.
ATI's official press release has all the details folks.
MARKHAM, Ontario - March 20, 2006 - ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) today announced the industry's first one gigabyte (1GB) workstation graphics accelerator, the ATI FireGL™ V7350, and also a 512 megabyte configuration, the FireGL™ V7300. Featuring an extremely powerful ultra-threaded parallel processing GPU, and ATI's industry leading Avivo™ video and display technology, these new ultra high-end graphics cards further extend ATI's workstation graphics line, delivering better performance, more advanced features and higher image quality.
Now it's CHAINTECH's turn. An earlier announcement from them covered the release of their 7600 GT variant, this one supports the release of their new 7900 GT / GTX based graphics cards dubbed the GAE79GT and GAE79GTX models.
Taipei, Taiwan (March 9, 2006) - Walton Chaintech Corporation, the World-leading Graphics Cards manufacturer today released the hottest and fastest Graphics Cards, GAE79GT and GAE79GTX based on the NVIDIA® G71 chip design and manufactured by 90-nm process which focus on the extreme performance market.
And here's the dedicated press release to ASUS's latest EN7900 series of graphics cards, based on the new 90nm GPUs NVIDIA officially launched just a short time ago.
For something different, these cards physically sport Peter Jackson's King Kong theme and will also include a copy of the official blockbuster game title.
For more information, check out the official announcement over here.
Taipei, Taiwan; March 10, 2006 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc (ASUS), a leading provider of high-performance graphics solutions, today introduced the EN7900 series graphics cards that include EN7900GT, EN7900GT Top, and EN7900GTX. All of which are built for Windows Vista and incorporated newest generation of Nvidia's GeForce7900 series GPUs with fastest DDR3 capable of overall clock speeds of up to 1.6GHz in the top model, while still harnessing the benefit of overclocking to achieve unparalleled performance.
Yes, it's a big day for NVIDIA as they help fire up CeBIT's opening with a BANG. Yet another announcement from them brings on the official launch of Quad-SLI Technology. For people who love burning lots and lots of cash on insanely fast gaming systems, they'll welcome this new technology with open arms i'm sure. Four GeForce 7900GTX GPUs in SLI, Kee-RIPES! Overkill?
CeBIT 2006-HANNOVER, GERMANY-MARCH 9, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that PCs powered by NVIDIA Quad SLI™ technology are now available from the world's top system builders. These new PCs, certified for Quad SLI technology, feature four graphics processing units (GPUs) from the of the newly announced NVIDIA GeForce® 7900 Series with a NVIDIA nForce®4 SLI motherboard - making Quad SLI-based PCs the fastest class of commercially available gaming PCs.
NVIDIA have made quite a scene at CeBIT today with a number of big announcements. The most highlighted topic for the day would be the launch of their new 7900 series of graphics cards, namely the GeForce 7900 GT, and 7900 GTX which snatches the flag from the previous high-end 7800 GTX.
A third card has also been announced in the 7600 GT which is also based on a more refined 90nm manufacturing process, not unlike the other two aforementioned cards. This card has been born to eventually out-phase the popular mid-range 6600 GT.
NVIDIA's press release can be located here.
"NVIDIA continues to deliver the best GPU solutions for each market segment that we serve," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. "By combining GeForce 7 Series GPUs with our NVIDIA nForce MCPs and NVDIA SLI technology, we are able to deliver a total platform solution that provides astonishing performance and immaculate image quality for our customers."
With the NDA removed, there is a MASS of coverage on these new cards floating around with info and benchmarks galore. Happy reading folks :-
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Covering new ground in the PSU market, Thermaltake have just launched a power supply dedicated to powering your video card(s). With the extreme demands on power from the latest high-end video cards these days (and particularly when running an SLI configuration), having a dedicated source of clean stable power for the cards will make for a much more solid and error-free gaming platform.
Thermaltake Technology's innovational spirits have developed the world's first patent design power supply unit that is dedicated towards the high-performance graphic cards today. Due to the high demand of the +12V rail as specified by NVIDIA and ATI, the Power Express 250W dedicated graphic card power supply is born. The power supply effectively assists the consumers to retain the original power supply they have been using before the upgrade of their video cards. The sole purpose of the Power Express is to provide as high as 21A of +12V for the video cards.
There's a new type of laptop lurking around the corner which will put all current models to shame in the gaming performance catagory. Yep, an SLI equipped notebook! - Company "WidowPC" are looking to be the first to take mobile gaming to the next level, announcing an upcoming monster which will sport an AMD processor and two GeForce Go 7800 mobile GPUs! The screen size is also said to be 19", phwoar!
Unfortunately there is no detailed listing of specifications as yet but at least we know of the real candy which is to be brought to us soon enough. More info at DailyTech.
The people at WidowPC are looking to take notebook gaming to the next level. They have announced their development of an SLI notebook computer powered by a mobile AMD processor.
Final specs are still being ironed out, but the AMD processor is set in stone as is a 19" screen and two GeForce Go 7800 mobile GPUs in an SLI configuration. Those looking for the ultimate in mobile performance need to look no further than this monster. And it surely will be a monster considering the large screen and the space needed to cool the flaming beast.
nVidia has just released a new GPU for the forgotten connector, AGP. The GeForce 7800 GS is based on the same technology as the 7800 GTX, just a little cut-down in the features department - pixel shaders are down to 16 from 24 and vertex shaders are down to 6 from 8.
Here is some coverage around the web via the below links.
Now, the reasons for this hack job on the G70 GPU could be several. Sometimes, a portion of a chip just doesn't come out working properly, but the GPU can still be used in a partial configuration like this one. It's possible NVIDIA has a load of G70 chips sitting in a warehouse somewhere that aren't quite up to the task of acting like a full 7800 GTX. Other times, chipmakers deactivate portions of a chip purely for product segmentation reasons. We really like the GeForce 7800 GT, another partially realized G70 product, because it's a better value for the money than the full GTX. In the case of the GeForce 7800 GS, NVIDIA's motivations for cutting down the G70 to a 6 vertex shader/16 pixel shader/8 ROPs config may be some combination of a desire to move chips that aren't 100% perfect and an intention to meet the needs of a lower-end market. I dunno.
Based on NVIDIA's most recent cost-friendly 7300 GS GPU, Albatron have just announced their own variant. All the info resides in Albatron's official press release.
Albatron has announced the GeForce 7300 GS series, PCI-Express VGA cards expected to make significant waves in the market for their excellent performance ratings and very attractive prices. These cards come with recent technologies that increase performance but also conveniently reduce expenditures. They are full-play gaming cards that can be had at a price that is sure to attract attention.
The NVIDIA® GeForceTM 7300 GS GPU employs the smaller 90 nm process technology, which lowers distances that data travels, lowers power consumption and lowers heat which in effect raises performance and stability. The condensed technology also results in a smaller and cheaper GPU die thus lowering the price of the card.
ASUS downunder have just introduced a new completely silent graphics card based on ATI's entry level RADEON X1300PRO GPU.
The EAX1300PRO SILENT/TD/ 256M graphics card is a CrossFire ready solution with ASUS's patented ReverseCool Technology implemented (whereby the CPU and heatsink are uniquely located on the underside of the card), which when placed in a case allows for assisted cooling by the CPU fan. Good thinking ASUS!
Grab the official PR for further details folks.
Sydney, Australia; January 27, 2006 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc (ASUS), a leading provider of high-quality graphics solutions, today introduced the EAX1300PRO SILENT/TD/ 256M graphics card. The card is not only CrossFire ready, but also featuring the ASUS patented GPU-on-the-back ReverseCool® Technology , which delivers high-efficiency cooling at absolute quiet 0db. Powered by the powerful ATi RADEON® X1300PRO, and incorporated various ASUS exclusive features, the EAX1300PRO SILENT/TD/ 256M provides a superb visual experience.
"We are pleased to deliver one of the world's best PCI Express graphics solutions," said Kent Chien, Director of ASUS Graphics Business. "With the introduction of the EAX1300 Series powered by the RADEON VPU and ASUS cooling technologies, ATI and ASUS are enabling customers to experience the full benefits of PCI Express."
Following ATI's big release on X1900 today, Tul Corp have announced their new PowerColor range of X1900 cards, the CrossFire, XT, and XTX.
Details incl. a specs summary are within the PDF formatted press release.
Taipei, Taiwan - January 24th, 2006 - Tul Corporation, provider of industry-leading PowerColor graphic cards, today introduces PowerColor X1900 CrossFire Edition, X1900XTX and X1900XT, the latest series of extreme performance graphic cards. These cards demolish previous benchmarks to set new standards in hard-core 3D gaming.
The PowerColor X1900 Series utilizes the latest ATI Radeon R580 core. The X1900XTX clocks at an astounding 650MHz , 1.55GHz memory clock and 512MB of DDR3. It also features an unprecedented 48 pixel shader processors, three times of the previous X1800 models. To maximize performance to the limit, CrossFireTM enables an additional card for even more power.
NVIDIA are once again under the spotlight, releasing a new GPU to compliment the entry-level GeForce 7 series of graphics cards. The GeForce 7300GS is in fact based on NVIDIA's latest "G72" core which is their first 90nm chip to enter the market.
NVIDIA's press room has all the details, and below has a listing of coverage for ya'all.
Pretty bare at the moment, but hopefully more linkies on the way as they surface.
SANTA CLARA, CA -JANUARY 18, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the new NVIDIA® GeForce 7300 GS graphics processing unit (GPU). The latest addition to the Company's award-winning GeForce 7 Series line up, the GeForce 7300 GS boasts the video and gaming features of today's most advanced GPUs to deliver stunning, high-definition video-up to 1080i resolution-and ultra-realistic gaming effects at mainstream price points without compromising performance. In addition, the GeForce 7300 GS GPU is primed for the upcoming Microsoft® Vista® operating system (OS).