CeBIT 2005, Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI, and more!
Hey folks, how about some CeBIT 2005 coverage? Hardware Zone, Madshrimps, Team Hardware, and HEXUS have some pretty good coverage of the event, and yes, lots of pics. Well guys, to be honest I can barley keep my eyes open, so here's your news, and good night :)
NVIDIA SLI Technology Transforms the PC Enthusiast Segment
Award-Winning Dual GPU Solution Sweeps 3DMark05 Hall of Fame
SANTA CLARA, CA—MARCH 16, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, is proud to announce that the top systems listed on FutureMark's 3DMark05 performance league tables are all based on NVIDIA SLI technology. NVIDIA SLI-powered systems currently hold the top 20 positions on the 3DMark05 Hall of Fame.
"SLI-enabled systems sweeping the top 20 spots in the 3DMark05 Hall of Fame demonstrates that consumer PCs based on award-winning SLI technology from NVIDIA currently have the fastest 3D performance available," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop product marketing at NVIDIA. "SLI technology has truly set a new standard for 3D performance, as these results show. We look forward to continuing this leadership position." Read More...
NVIDIA Delivers Keynote Address to Top Intel System Builders at Intel Solutions Summit
Demonstrates NVIDIA nForce MCPs and SLI Technology Solutions For Intel Platforms
SANTA CLARA, CA—MARCH 16, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that Drew Henry, general manager of MCP business at NVIDIA, will deliver a keynote address at this year's Intel Solutions Summit in Las Vegas, which takes place March 16-19. Mr. Henry will discuss the "New Enthusiast PC" and the growing need for increased performance, security, and storage.
The presentation will include a demonstration of Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3.0 running on a state-of-the-art enthusiast PC equipped with NVIDIA nForce core-logic solutions for Intel CPUs and NVIDIA SLI graphics technology.
Additionally, Chris Diskin, senior director for North American channel sales at NVIDIA, will host a session on "Driving Profits with NVIDIA and Intel PCI Express." Read More...
"The EVGA e-GeForce 6200 TC Video Card is based on the NVIDIA NV44 Chip and comes with 64MB of DDR memory. The TC stands for TurboCache which essentially means it takes system memory automatically for a total of 256MB. While this is certainly not a product for the hardcore gamer it does play all the latest games. It would be an excellent inexpensive quality product for a HTPC. Watch the Video to find out more..."
"It seems that with every Socket 939 board that we test, overclocking capabilities only get better. Our last Gigabyte board, the K8NXP-SLI, topped out at the high 270's on the HT bus. On our K8N Ultra-SLI sample, I've managed to crank things up to 295 MHz. While I've been somewhat spoiled by the DFI LanParty NF4 Ultra's 365 MHz, I remind myself that going from 200 MHz to ~300 MHz is a ~50% jump."
"The existing heatsink on the PCI-E/AGP interface must be used. If your existing cooler integrates the GPU and PCI-E/AGP interface, you cannot use the VF700. Well, you could, but a healthy heatsink must be used on this interface, as it gets very hot."
"Today 3DXtreme has the pleasure of looking at the two newest products in the Sunbeam family. These products are the mid-tower Samurai ATX Case and the full-tower Transformer ATX Case. Neither Case comes with an included Power Supply Unit, however the pricing reflects that at mere $56 and $99."