Items tagged with Fire

Mozilla's Firefox has become known for it's feature set and lack of exploits(well, compared to IE), and it can be argued that it's the better browser to use at home. In a corporate environment however, Internet Explorer's integration with Windows and other factors can outshine the usefulness of Firefox. "Two years ago I blogged about a similar subject. I discussed the advantages of Internet Explorer (IE) over Mozilla and other web browsers in a corporate environment. I concluded that IE is by far the better choice. Recently we deployed about 250 new computers and so I considered this question again. Now, Firefox is the main rival of IE. The... Read more...
Developers at the Mozilla Foundation are readying the first alpha version of the Firefox 2 open-source browser, and could release it as early as this week.The release includes a new "Places" feature intended to make it easier to find and return to recently visited Web pages. The development team decided to freeze the code for what will become Firefox 2.0a1 as of last Thursday, with a view to releasing the code this Friday, according to the minutes of a Firefox 2 status meeting held March 14 at the foundation's headquarters. However, another notice posted to the Web page of the Mozilla Developer Centre advised that the Thursday code freeze could lead to a release as early as Tuesday this week. ... Read more...
Equipped with a full 1GB of memory, this workstation is similar to it's gaming cousin, but designed for entirely different purpose. In their latest review, X-Bit labs puts ATI's FireGL V7350 against Nvidia's Quadro FX 4500, using programs such as AutoCAD 2006, Maya 6.5, and 3ds Max 7 to judge performance."We would like to offer you a review of the professional graphics accelerator from ATI based on R520 architecture. The gaming graphics cards based on this chip have already conquered their niche in the market. But will the solutions based on this chip win the professionals' hearts? Let's find out now!"... Read more...
ALIENWARE WORKSTATIONS NOW FEATURE ATI FIREGL V7350 AND V7300 GRAPHICS CARDS New FireGL V7350 Represents Industry's First 1GB Workstation Graphics Accelerator MIAMI - March 20, 2006 - Alienware -- the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook, media center, server and professional systems -- is now making ATI's powerful new FireGL V7350 and V7300 graphics cards available on MJ-12 desktop workstations. Loaded with 1GB of GDDR3 graphics memory, the FireGL V7350 is the industry's first 1GB workstation graphics accelerator, and along with the 512MB FireGL V7300, delivers optimal performance for Alienware users working with complicated 3D models and large data sets. The FireGL V7350... Read more...
ATI Introduces FireGL V7350, the Workstation Industry's First One Gigabyte Graphics Accelerator ATI captures the performance crown with an ultra high-end 3D card designed for CAD, DCC and imaging professionals who work with massive datasets MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 20, 2006-- ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) today announced the industry's first one gigabyte (1GB) workstation graphics accelerator, the ATI FireGL V7350, and also a 512 megabyte configuration, the FireGL V7300. Featuring an extremely powerful ultra-threaded parallel processing GPU, and ATI's industry leading Avivo video and display technology, these new ultra high-end graphics cards further extend ATI's... Read more...
Last week we gave you a run down on the features and performance of Asus' new CrossFire Xpress 3200 board, today we'll give you a close-up sneak peek on Abit's offering, the AT8 32X. Abit AT8 32 X CrossFire Xpress 3200 Motherboard This mobo from Abit looks to be a bit more cost targeted than Asus' board which has dual Gig-E ports.  However, we're sure Abit will bring their usual flare to the CrossFire Xpress 3200 platform and we're also sure it will overclock like a screamin' wild banshee.  Yes, we said wild banshee... Warn the neighbors and put the dog in the basement.  ... Read more...
DigiTimes is reporting that motherboard vendors are voicing some concerns regarding ATI's latest Crossfire Xpress 3200 chipset and the availability of the matching ULI southbridge. Now that ULI is owned and operated by rival NVIDIA, vendors are worried that allocation of the ULI southbridge could become a serious issue. Fortunately for ATI, the company will be releasing a new southbridge dubbed SB600 next quarter which should offer a huge improvement over their previous southbridge offferings. However, it sounds as though motherboard vendors are still very much concerned in the interim.Motherboard makers, on the other hand, commented that although the RD580 can be partnered with ATI's own SB450... Read more...
ATI Delivers the Fastest Gaming Platform with the CrossFire'TM' Xpress 3200 Chipset MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 1, 2006-- World's fastest gaming performance, unprecedented overclocking capabilities and maximum stability combine to unleash new age of enthusiast motherboards ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT), has changed the rules of the motherboard industry with the introduction of its CrossFire(TM) Xpress 3200 chipset-delivering the enthusiast gaming platform of the future. Developed from the ground up for multi-GPU gaming, the CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset enables the world's fastest gaming performance, advanced overclocking capabilities and bedrock stability available... Read more...
ATI has been coming on very strong these past few months, bolstering their GPU line-up with a slew of new products, ranging from the entry level Radeon X1300 all the way on up to the flagship Radeon X1900 XTX. The company's well documented execution problems from 2005 are behind them, and they seem to be firing on all cylinders as we near the end of the first quarter of 2006. Their "standard" graphics cards are in good supply, CrossFire enabled motherboards are readily available and coming down in price, and their various CrossFire Master cards are in-stock at quite a few retailers. The company's GPU and chipset divisions have really turned things around, and aren't scrambling to catch... Read more...
Though it's capable of CrossFire support, the ASRock 775XFire-eSATA2 won't be breaking any speed records. Even so, with a price tag of around $80, this motherboard looks to be a great mainstream solution. "ASRock brings another cost/performance motherboard into the market with CrossFire capabilities. The 775XFire-eSATA2 is not the fastest motherboard, nor is it expected to be. However, as far as mainstream goes, a new chipset and CrossFire on the cheap is the right combination."... Read more...
GamePC has posted a very interesting article which compares the performance of X1900XTX cards in Crossfire against GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB cards in SLI. Beyond stock reference speeds, the editor also overclocks each setup to see which vendor offers the ultimate in stability and performance. Those assuming the test is a landslide victory for ATI's new GPU will be in for a shock to say the least.Which is why, in the end, if given the option, we would still choose two GeForce 7800 GTX 512 MB cards in an SLI configuration in comparison to two Radeon X1900 XT 512 Mb cards in a Crossfire configuration. ATI might have some performance benefits here or there, but nVidia's platform as a whole is much more... Read more...
Playstation 3 Week brings word that  outspoken (former) Playstation 3 developer Josh Robinson has been fired by Sony for violating NDA and smearing the PS3 name in his highly-publicized "review" of PS3 development. The website managed to interview Josh to see what the fallout of the article entailed and what his plans moving forward are. For some (myself included), the firing of this former developer is no suprise and is to be expected. When a 3D Artist for an upcoming console starts bad-mouthing their own company's product, does anyone expect anything good to happen?Did I knowingly break NDA? I absolutely did not. I would never do that and I would never want to hurt Sony Online.... Read more...
HIS X1900XTX, XT, CrossFire Press Release HIS delivers the fastest consumer 3D graphics processor on the planet - HIS X1900XTX, HIS X1900XT and HIS X1900 CrossFire Edition graphic cards, the world's most advanced 3D technology by ATI. Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 - HIS (Hightech Information System Limited) delivers the HIS X1900XTX, HIS X1900XT, HIS X1900 CrossFire Edition graphic cards, by using the fastest consumer 3D graphics processor on the planet. Designed from the ground up to deliver maximum graphical detail at ultra-high frame rates, the HIS X1900's state-of-the-art architecture includes an ultra-threaded engine for unparalleled shader performance. In addition, it is CrossFireT ready,... Read more...
In October of '05 ATI officially unveiled a new family of graphics cards based on the company's R520 GPU core and its derivatives. With the R520 ATI introduced a new "Ultra-Threaded" architecture, along with their new Ring Bus memory controller, and a more powerful video engine dubbed AVIVO, among numerous other things. Unfortunately though, the R520 and its derivatives, which were the first members of what eventually became known as the X1K family of products, were a long time coming. The move to a 90nm manufacturing process in conjunction with a simple circuit bug that was replicated throughout the chip, resulted in ATI missing almost an entire product cycle. For about four months,... Read more...
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