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Anandtech has stopped teasing us with news bits and previews and finally shows us all a full review of the unreleased (and unannounced) GeForce 7800 GS. Positioned to be less than $300, this could very well be the mainstream performance card to have this holiday season. That is, if the card is released in time or even released at all.Let us preface this conclusion with a reminder that we have not been briefed on this part by NVIDIA. While we have seen internal roadmaps pointing to the 7800 GS, we still don't have any confirmation from the source on it. We don't have absolute certainty that this part will even make it out the door -- much of that seems dependant on the performance of the upcoming... Read more...
The gang at Anandtech have stumbled across a new product from NVIDIA called the GeForce 7800GS. As one might imagine, this card is looking to be a potent mainstream offering with excellent performance and a very reasonable price. Hopefully, this is a product we'll see in time for the holidays.The card we benchmarked came with a 375MHz core clock and a 1000MHz memory clock. Even with an entire quad disabled, our internal testing proved that the card was ample competition for ATI's X1800XL. Currently, we are working on enabling the disabled quad and/or overclocking the 7800GS up to 7800GT and GTX speeds. With a good price point, the GeForce 7800GS could easily become 2006's rendition of the Radeon... Read more...
Well folks, it's time for a release of all the 7800GTX 512MB reviews that have been piling up in our box. Also, Josh Walrath from Penstarsys.com has taken a different approach to covering the GeForce 7800GTX 512MB with his "Creating the 512MB 7800 GTX: Behind the Scenes" article. Enjoy! GeForce 7800GTX 512MB Roundup: Techwarelabs - EVGA Motherboard.org - XFX Avault - XFX PC Persective Beyond3D AMD Zone Bjorn3D The Tech Report [H]ard|OCP t-break X-Bit labs FiringSquad  ... Read more...
With the release of Nvidia's new GeForce 7800GTX 512MB cards, there was bound to be some record breaking. VR-Zone has gone to great lengths to set a new 3DMark 05 record, using massive overclocks made possible by some hardcore cooling. We have done some overclocking tests on the new GeForce 7800GTX 512MB cards and we managed to hit 13400 on a single card with astonishing 810/2000MHz clock speeds. On the SLI front, we broke the mighty 18K barrier with a score of 18236. We put these cards under extreme cooling of below -90 degrees celcius with our cascade cooler. These cards were tested on the DFI LAN Party UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert.We're still waiting... Read more...
The launch of ATI's Radeon X1K family of graphics cards last month served multiple purposes. First, it allowed ATI to showcase their next-generation graphics hardware, well before the start of the holiday buying season. Something ATI needed to do after suffering from multiple delays. But it also served another purpose, one that wasn't quite so beneficial to ATI. The launch of ATI's Radeon X1K family of products also seems to have served as motivation to the folks at NVIDIA. Since the introduction of the Radeon X1K family of products, NVIDIA has released a series of new products, fleshing out various price points. Over the last couple of weeks, NVIDIA introduced the new, budget-priced GeForce... Read more...
Hey folks! As most of you know, Valve has released the short, but sweet, Lost Cost level with HDR support. From the Steam update I read earlier, the added commentary seems to be a hit, so they'll most likely be adding it to other projects. It would be nice to see some design comments on their upcoming expansion, "Aftermath". Enjoy the news! eVga 7800GT SLI Review @ Gamepyre "Featuring Lifetime Warranties that actually last, a Step-Up program that's unique in the industry, 24-7 Toll-Free Technical Support, these are trademarks of a company that cares about its customers. For those reasons, I can easily recommend an EVGA video card. The 7800GT CO adds a factory overclocked core and... Read more...
Hey folks, it's time for us to wrap up Monday's headlines. Goodnight all, enjoy the news! Intel Invests $650 Million In U.S. Manufacturing Site Company to Add 300mm Wafer Capacity at New Mexico Fab SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 24, 2005 – Intel Corporation today announced plans to invest $650 million in the company's existing manufacturing site in New Mexico. The investment will be used to increase the capacity of the 300mm wafer fabrication facilities in Rio Rancho, N.M., called Fab 11X. "Today⬙s announcement signals another important addition to one of Intel's pre-eminent U.S. manufacturing sites, and better positions us to meet customer requirements," said Intel President and CEO... Read more...
Hey folks! The long awaited horror FPS, F.E.A.R., will be released to the masses very shortly. Reviews should be flooding the net soon, and we'll be sure to bring you a couple. Enjoy the news, goodnight folks! MSI Theater 550PRO @ Viperlair | HH Perspective "For the cool price of $74 USD, the MSI Theater 550PRO is a pretty good value when compared to many other TV Tuners, including ATI's own TV Wonder Elite which goes for almost double the price. Considering there isn't much difference between the two in terms of software bundles and hardware, we'd lean towards MSI's version of the card if you're in the need of a tuner for your HTPC box." All-In-Wonder ATI X800XT @ Got|Apex? "The... Read more...
Asus recently presented us with an opportunity to evaluate a rather unique video card, namely their soon to be released Extreme N7800 GT DUAL.  What makes the Asus Extreme N7800 GT Dual somewhat unique is that this card sports a pair of NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT GPUs and 512MB of GDDR3 RAM on a single PCB.  The Extreme N7800 GT Dual essentially simulates a two-card GeForce 7800 GT SLI configuration with a single card. Both Asus and Gigabyte did something similar with NVIDIA's GeForce 6 series of GPUs, but the relatively quick release and availability of the GeForce 7 series overshadowed anything available from the previous generation. This time around though, Asus is ready with a dual-GeForce... Read more...
Topping the headlines today is the release of Croteam's Serious Sam II. A patch has already been released, which you'll need to download if you want to use coop. Another game that's been buzzing about is Rag Doll Kung Fu, which will be the first independently developed game released through Valve's Steam software. Fortunately for us, Techgage.com has posted a review on what to expect from this quirky title. Goodnight all! Asus GeForce 7800GT @ AMD Zone "The card doesn't deviate from the standard 7800GT clock speed, featuring a 400MHz GPU clock and 256MB of 1.6ns memory running at 1GHz. The card features an unusual blue PCB for Asus and the stock 7800GT fan however it also includes a number... Read more...
Beware the bug that bricks your DS. That didn't take long. Thinking back to the days of the original GameBoy, I never thought I would see worms crawling into hand held game systems. Actually, back then, the only "worm" I knew about where the ones you go fishing with. Anyway, enjoy the news! Windows Vista Build 5219 Review @ CoolTechZone.com "At the recent PDC, Microsoft started a new way of launching software, and we aren't complaining. The deal is that it'll showcase a monthly update to Vista, which would show progress from the last month in terms of added functionality, features, and graphics in addition to additional functionality. This is an excellent method as it allows Microsoft... Read more...
Logitech mm50 Portable Speakers @ CoolTechZone.com: "As Apple continues to introduce newer iPods, third party manufacturers including Logitech are updating their product line continuously to specifically revolve around the world's most popular music player. The latest from Logitech is the company's mm50 Portable Speakers for iPod." Sapphire Radeon X550 Video Card Review @ The TechZone: "The new Sapphire Radeon X550 represents an affordable graphics upgrade for the gamer who wants performance at a price that won't break the bank. The new video card operates with a standard core clock speed of 400MHz and memory speeds of 500MHz. The X550 also feature both 64-bit and 128-bit Memory... Read more...
Well folks, tomorrow we will get to see what ATI's "20 years of innovation" has evolved into with the new Radeon X1000 series cards. Will it be able to keep up with Nvidia's 7800 series cards? Will it be faster? Will it be available at launch? Will you even be able to afford one? If you ask me, I'd say maybe, maybe, let's hope so, and I certainly can't! It's not long now, so stay tuned! Weldbond Feature @ ThinkComputers.org "I have used Weldbond on all my mods in one way or another, as an adhesive, as a coloring, as a special effect. I belong to many forums and when I mentioned that I used Weldbond in my worklogs, I was very surprised to see that 99% of people have never heard... Read more...
DICE's Battlefield 2 has been patched again, this time adding a new map(Wake Island), Stat Compare, improved mod support, and much more. Click here to grab the patch and see the changelog. Enjoy the news! Leadtek PX7800 TDH MyVIVO Extreme @ hardCOREware.net "The top end model was the 7800 GTX, and unlike what we've seen from their Canadian counterparts, NVIDIA had the products on store shelves the very same day they were launched. Fast-forward to now: Manufacturers have had some time to play around with their designs, and we're starting to see some interesting products. Today we're reviewing teh 7800GTX Extreme from Leadtek. They used a Quadro heatsink, and gave it a nice overclock."... Read more...
In the past, notebooks and gaming were two mutually exclusive things. Granted, you could get away with some Solitaire or Pinball though that was just about the extent of any gaming for mobile users. Over the course of the last few years, we've witnessed the notebook industry go through some dramatic changes. Gaming-specific notebooks were introduced by boutique PC vendors such as VoodooPC and Alienware and offered a solid gaming experience using mainstream desktop GPUs and faster LCD screens to minimize any ghosting effect. Once Dell entered the picture with their XPS line of gaming notebooks, the world knew that the "gaming notebook" was more than a marketing buzz word and that it... Read more...
Apple has admitted to a flaw that has left the screens on some iPod Nanos vulnerable to cracks. With about 1% of all the nanos that have shipped being affected, it's not a widespread problem, but that doesn't really make a difference if your one of those unfortunate few. Fortunately however, Apple has said they will replace the problem units. Now, I don't even own a regular iPod, I'm still listening to MP3s on my desktop. That seems primitive these days... stationary music is so 90's. XFX 7800GT SLI Review Posts @ Gamepyre.com "The 7800GT is a worthy successor to the 6800GT and sell at about the same price point. At the moment, a 7800GT outperforms the competition at the same price point,... Read more...
RaidMax X1 ATX Gaming Case @ Bigbruin.com: "Raidmax continues to impress by offering unique, high quality items at a reasonable price. The Raidmax X1 case is no different... The X1 isn't as flashy as some of the recent "gaming" cases, but does retain enough of the "gaming" case feel with the front LCD, hidden drive bays, and a beautiful side panel." MSI NX7800GTX SLI @ Viperlair: "While we have a lot of praise to bestow upon the MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E, there isn't much we can say that we haven't already done so for the 7800 GTX in general. It's fast, occupies one slot, and with it, you can really crank up the image quality settings without sacrificing performance.... Read more...
Gigabyte 7800GT Review @ amdzone.com: "Since ATI got their act together with the Radeon 9700 it has been a very tough battle between Nvidia and ATI over who lays claim to the fastest video card for computer gaming, a constant tug of war that never seems to end. Earlier in the summer Nvidia fought back big with their G70 GPU and the 7800GTX, a card with unparalleled performance across the board. However, with it came a very hefty $500 price tag that most gamers simply cannot afford to pay. At QuakeCon a few weeks ago Nvidia had an answer to this with their 7800GT, the sweet spot of mid-range it cuts the costs by $100 while still being powered by the same graphics processor as the 7800GTX.... Read more...
Shimmer me timbers, they're at it again. Most of you should remember the texture shimmering problem with Nvidia's recent 77.77 drivers, which Nvidia claimed to be a bug and quickly fixed the problem. Now it's ATI's turn to address the issue since it also seems to suffer from a similar problem. As usual, we'll keep you updated on any new driver changes. Ahanix MCE 601 HTPC Case @ HTPCnews "Some HTPC enthusiasts are videophiles, some audiophiles, some are even organization addicts but the common denominator among ALL HTPC enthusiasts is that we all want, nay we demand, a high quality, silent, cheap, custom case with a universal IF/RF remote, a VFD, and it must have optional components that... Read more...
Yesterday, Digitimes reported that Chaintech was pulling out of the motherboard market, instead focusing on video card and memory products.  Well, this morning Chaintech would like to set the record straight.  Looks like they are not going anywhere. Chaintech Remains in Motherboard Business! "Chaintech Computer Co., Ltd claims today that it will continue its motherboard business. In addition, Chaintech announced its new name as Walton Chaintech Cooperation, following its 25% stake acquired by Walton Advanced Engineering, the leading IC testing and packaging house. Chaintech denies it will fade away motherboard market to clarify the rumors wide spread recently. Most people recognize... Read more...
Football season is back! Tonight, the New England Patriots squared off against the Oakland Raiders in Foxboro stadium, kicking off the 2005 season. If you didn't get a chance to watch the game, you missed out. The first half was pretty close, with both teams getting to the end zone and making some excellent plays. But as in usual Patriots fashion, the second half belonged to the home team. The Raiders were plagued by penalties, and the Patriots took advantage of that. Combine that with some great defense, they were able suppress Oakland and claim the 30-20 victory. Now enough of that, time for the tech... HIS X800XL IceQ II TURBO: A more affordable, outstanding performance! HIS brings you the... Read more...
Following up on yesterday's Nvidia optimization story, Nvidia has delivered a response. According to them, there's no shady business going on, and the whole thing can be attributed to a bug within the drivers. They say a new beta driver(78.03) has already been released to reviewers, and will be released on nZone once it receives feedback on the driver. Phew! All right folks, I don't know how much longer I'm going to have power for, this storm is about ready to snap some trees. Enjoy the news! Sapphire Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition AGP @ TweakTown "Today we're looking at Sapphire's X850XT PE, or Platinum Edition. Not only that, but we'll be testing it in the AGP format since many of our... Read more...
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