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TweakTown Staff | Aug 29, 2002 at 6:00 pm CDT
Nvidia has released official Detonator 40.41 drivers for Windows 2000
and Windows XP machines.
Version: 40.41
File Size: 9 MB
Release Date: August 29, 2002
WHQL Certification Pending
Up to a 25% increase in performance
nView™ 2.0 multi-display technology increases productivity and provides the necessary tools to control the way users access and view applications.
NVRotate™ enabling image rotation on today's advanced flat panel displays.
NVKeystone™ allows for real-time image correction on portable projectors and heads-up displays.
Digital Vibrance Control™ allows users to adjust color controls to achieve accurate, bright colors under all conditions.
New control panel streamlines user interface and enables faster and easier access to all video settings.
Robust Channels enables higher faster performance and better stability for all applications through fail-safe paths in the drivers.
CineFX Simulator allows developers to use Cg-"C for graphics"-to write complex shaders in a high level language faster and more easily than before.
NVIDIA's patented Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) - supports all products in a single driver binary
More information at nVidia

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Tweak3D.net has an arcticle entitled "AGP Aperture Size Examined".
Video cards offer so many features these days that it's often easy to overlook a couple. Sometimes we might miss important features that are right in front of our eyes, and this is where we came up with the idea to tweak that golden nugget in our BIOS setup, the "AGP Aperture Size", which from here on out, we'll refer to as "AAS".
More information at Tweak3D.net

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UK Gamer has published the first UK review of ATI's new mobile graphics
unit, the mobility Radeon 9000.
We were also able to compare it against Hercules' recently announced Prophet 9000 PRO (128mb version). Not only that but we have managed to get results from a notebook that is running the yet to be launched, Pentium 4 M Northwood CPU, running at 2.26Ghz. The aim of the article is to look at whether gaming on a laptop can finally compete with desktop machines, so we compared all results against a Geforce 4 Ti4600.
More information at UK Gamer

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Video Time

TweakTown Staff | Jul 22, 2002 at 11:43 pm CDT
Oh boy is there some stuff in this mailbox today, anyhow here's a few reviews plus some other video card related content.

- ECS AG400 SiS Xabre 400 @ PC Stats
- VINIX VX-3340 Xabre 400 @ VR-Zone
- Radeon 8500 All-In-Wonder 128 MB @ Backshelf
- Anti-Aliasing by Contemporary Graphics Cards @ X-bit labs
- Updated Windows 9x/ME NVIDIA Detonator Driver Database @ Tweakers Asylum
- eVGA MX-440 1U/5v Cooler Mod Guide @ Mikhailtech

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3DFX Video Card Collection on eBay

Cameron Wilmot | Mar 23, 2002 at 11:03 pm CST
While reading over at Icontic I noticed someone is selling a collection of former 3DFX video cards on Ebay, must be a former 3DFX employee methinks. The collection includes the V4 4000, V4 4500, V5 5000, V5 5500, and V5 6000 which is currently bidding at $1,025 US.



If you are into collectables, I'd image these would become fairly valuable in years to come.

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Press Release: Hercules Radeon Based Video Cards

Asher Moses | Feb 6, 2002 at 1:05 am CST
Hercules just sent me some info on their soon to be released range of ATI Radeon 8500 and 7500 based graphics cards. It will be very interesting to see how these fair against the strong competition from nVidia.

3D Prophet AIW 8500 DV (RRP $AUD999)



3D ACCELERATION: THE MOST FEATURE-RICH 3D ACCELERATOR AVAILABLE

3D architecture powered by ATI's RADEON™ 8500 GPU
230MHz core clock with 64MB onboard DDR RAM
Supports the latest 3D technology for high framerates and photo-realistic 3D scenes
Full hardware support for the latest APIs (OpenGL® and DirectX® 8.1)

STEREO TV-TUNER: THE LATEST TV FEATURES ON YOUR PC

Stereo TV tuner (PAL B/G/D/K/I and SECAM L/D/K) with up to 125 channels
Integrated Teletext, Multistandard Autoscan and Time Shifting functions
Watch TV while working or surfing the web: full screen, in-window, mosaic and background displays available

RADIO-FREQUENCY REMOTE CONTROL

Control DVD and TV from a far distance

VIDEO EDITING STUDIO: A SIMPLE AND COMPLETE HOME VIDEO EDITING SOLUTION

Capture and edit digital video at up to 25fps in 720x576 (PAL) without loss of quality
Enhance your videos by adding cool special effects, titles, transitions and soundtracks Record your videos on CD-R, video cassette or DVD-R, or send them to friends by Email

DVD PLAYBACK: HOME THEATER SUPPORT FOR DVD AND DIGITAL AUDIO ON YOUR PC

Motion Compensation and iDCT hardware acceleration
Enhanced de-interlacing for crisp and fluid display
Dolby® AC-3 digital output (External AC-3 decoder not included)

SECOND DISPLAY ON TV SCREEN

Monitor display (DVI or VGA) simultaneous with TV Out
HYDRAVISION™ technology for single or dual-screen display
TV Output to to 1024x768 resolution in NTSC and PAL


3D Prophet AIW 7500 ($AUD549)



3D Acceleration: Total gaming control in 3D games

Powered by ATI's RADEON™ 7500 GPU
Ultra-fast 260MHz core clock with 64MB onboard DDR RAM
Supports the latest 3D technology (3D textures, environment bump mapping) for complex character animation in real-time, with good frame rates


Advanced Stereo TV Set: Transform your PC into a TV & a VCR

Stereo TV tuner (PAL B/G/D/K/I and SECAM L/D/K) with VCR and up to 125 channels
Teletext and Multistandard Autoscan to automatically view and search TV programs
Time Shifting to schedule and record live programs and get instant replays


Video Editing Studio: Complete solution for creating exciting videos

Digitize video tapes from an analog camcorder in MPEG2 format
Enhance your videos by adding cool special effects, titles, transitions and soundtracks
Playback your video files (MPEG-2, AVI formats) through audio and video analog outputs and record the edited movies on a VCR


DVD Video Playback: User-friendly DVD player to watch DVD Videos on PC

ATI Multimedia Center for industry leading DVD hardware acceleration
VIDEO IMMERSION™ II TECHNOLOGY: crisp and smooth DVD video playback due to advanced adaptive de-interlacing support
Dolby® AC-3 digital output* (External AC-3 decoder not included)


TV Screen as Second Display

Monitor display (DVI or VGA) simultaneous with TV Out
RAGE THEATER™ processor for monitoring all multimedia functions
Hydravision™ software provides a user-friendly interface for simplified management of display
TV-Out for display on PAL/NTSC TV sets supporting up to 1024x768 resolution
DVI encoder for digital flat panel display in 16 million colors

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ATI RADEON 8500 and NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500 Video Cards: Extreme Overclocking

TweakTown Staff | Jan 12, 2002 at 7:32 pm CST
Ever wonder how far your PC could go if stuck in a coldroom? Well over at Digit Life they took a P4@2.1GHz with a CPU temp of 1c and system of -6c to find out what sort of extreme overclocking could be done to the ATI RADEON 8500 and NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500 video cards so go and see what happened.

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Budget Video Card Comparison

TweakTown Staff | Oct 3, 2001 at 10:23 pm CDT
t-break wants to answer the question of "Which budget video card should I buy?" So head on over and check out their Budget Video Card Comparison. here's a snip:

"Just one year ago an 800MHz CPU with a 64MB graphics card was an "over-the-top-of-the-line" system. Today we're looking at the same setup as a "budget" system. Sigh. it's as exciting as it is tiring to keep up with the pace at which hardware is moving. Who'd have imagine that in one years time, we'd have budget graphics cards with 64MB RAM, TV out and T&L features selling for less than 250 Dirhams (Under US$70)- but that's what we're bringing to you today."

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nVidia Titanium Series Video Cards

TweakTown Staff | Oct 1, 2001 at 9:06 pm CDT
The big news of the day is nVidia's release of information (and some reviewing samples) of the Titanium series of GeForce2 and GeForce3 video cards. here's a sampling of sites who have both information and previews of this new technology:

got|apex?:
"'Tis that time of year again when the leaves wrestle themselves free from the branches and every young gamer's dreams fill with visions of the next marvel to surface from the graphic chip giant Nvidia. While this is a time of anxious anticipation for gamers, it is an extremely stressful time for manufacturers as they frantically jockey for position in line to be dealt out their chips."

Hot Hardware:
"it's that time of year again! NVIDIA has just announced a new line of products, and we've got them! we've got pictures of all the new cards, and we've taken NVIDIA's new flagship product, the GeForce 3 Ti 500, and ran it though a slew of tests under Windows XP and Windows Millennium. Stop by and take a look!"

x-bit labs:
"Following the 6-month cycle NVIDIA today announced the so-long awaited graphics cards family - NVIDIA Titanium. Besides three new solutions aka GeForce3 Ti 500, GeForce3 Ti 200 and GeForce2 Ti, NVIDIA also prepared a new Detonator XP driver, which provides not only a tangible performance growth but also supports some new hardware features implemented in NVIDIA chips. Find out what these babies are worth!"

nV News:
"We take a look at the GeForce3 Ti 500 as well as discuss the other fall 2001 products that are being announced by NVIDIA today. This is followed by an overview of the Detonator XP drivers and finally take a comprehensive look at performance, antialiasing, and overclocking."

RIVA Station:
"NVIDIA announced their new Titanium series. This preview shows you what´s behind the new GeForce 2 Ti and the GeForce 3 cards Ti200 / Ti500. In addition you can find detailed benchmark tests with a new Ti500 card under Windows 98SE and Windows XP!!"

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Video Card Overclocking Guide

TweakTown Staff | Sep 4, 2001 at 9:03 pm CDT
While many of us may think it's almost second nature to overclock a video card, there are many who have never tried it before. WinHQ has just posted a new guide entitled Video Card Overclocking that shows you just how easy it can be to get that added performance that you've been looking for...and at no added cost. here's a snip:

"Luckily, all the stuff you need to overclock your video card is free and available for download. You need a utility that supports your card, and you can pull one off of TweakFiles. Download one that corresponds with your chip. Remember, a Geforce overclocker will tweak all Geforce card brands. (ie. leadtek and visiontek) If you can't find one there, go to Google.com and type in "Your brand" Overclocker and see what you can find. Also, Powerstrip can tweak most cards."

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