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.
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