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Daily News Round #1 for August 12, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for August 12, 2005
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Aug 12, 2005 5:50 am

- SAPPHIRE Intros X800 GT

ATI partner SAPPHIRE have just send out a press release supporting the launch of their new mid-range X800 GT variant.


August 12 , 2005, Hong Kong: Delivering new levels of performance in the mid range graphics market, Sapphire Technology Limited, the leading supplier of ATI-powered graphics accelerators, has just launched two new models of graphics accelerator in the Sapphire RADEON X800 family.


Sapphire's RADEON X800GT series will deliver new levels of performance to anyone looking for a PCI Express solution at affordable prices. Based on the highly successful X800 architectures, two models will be available, both using a 256-bit memory interface and featuring 8 pixel pipelines, offering a choice of memory size and clock speed options.


- NVIDIA reports operating results for second quarter fiscal year 2006

NVIDIA are proud to report their financial results for this year's second quarter, ending July 31. Their revenue was previously $456.1 million at this time last year but they've managed a revenue of $574.8 million this time around, an increase of 26 percent. There's no denying the NVIDIA guns have been on a steady upward climb for quite a while now.


For more figures and information regarding their current financial status, be sure to have a read through the official announcement.


"Our financial performance is a result of the successful execution and delivery of many market-leading products and platform-changing initiatives. Strong year-over-year revenue growth in our desktop GPU, MCP and workstation product lines, combined with our intense focus on gross margin improvement led to our highest quarterly net income in three years," stated Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at NVIDIA. "Our continued success underscores the importance of our key long-term growth strategies - innovate and be the world GPU leader, expand and extend the reach of GPUs beyond the PC, and deliver total innovative market-defining platforms."


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