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PC Perspective has finally solved a longstanding issue regarding lockup issues for some GeForce 7900 GTX owners. Apparently, yields for G71 are not quite as high as some graphics card vendors originally thought as the random lockups have been attributed to overly optimistic factory overclocks on frequencies. In theory, it is a bit surprising to have some blatant issues such as this somehow get by the QA departments in several major graphics card vendors. I surely hope that all of NVIDIA's and ATI's AIC partners take a good, hard look at this situation and remedy their QA testing methods so this doesn't happen again. Sending bad product out to thousands of gamers is an easy... Read more...
The post is not in english, but the pictures at HKEPC tell the whole story.  It seems that some (perhaps all) Radeon X1800 GTO cards can be easily modified to unlock the additional 4 pipelines lurking within the R520 GPU.  HKEPC used an HIS card, and simply flashed the BIOS with a modified version that unlocked the additional pipelines.  This is basically the same mod procedure used to unlock the disabled pipes on the Radeon X800 GTO as well.... Read more...
  Silent computing and overclocking are two topics that tend to be mutually exclusive.  Typically, when you overclock something, like a graphics card for example, it needs more cooling, which in turn means higher fan speeds and more noise. Luckily though, there are some companies that disregard these notions and give us both lower noise and increased performance. The company in the spotlight today for doing just that is ASUS.  The product getting the attention is the EN7800GT TOP Silent, which is based on the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT GPU.  As you can guess by the name, this is a totally silent card thanks to innovative passive cooling.  And contrary to what you may think,... Read more...
It looks like the folks at eVGA have another GeForce 7900 card in the works, that'll likely be clocked even higher than their already pre-overclocked CO Superclocked model...    We're sure eVGA will be releasing more details in the days ahead, but for now they've disclosed that the e-GeForce 7900GT KO Superclocked features a custom copper heatsink for the GPU and memory that results in lower operating temperatures.... Read more...
The folks at VR-Zone have taken a standard GeForce 7900 GT and managed to overclock the card from the stock 450/660MHz speeds to an astounding 785/1020MHz with rock solid stability! For those thinking a great deal of effort went into raising framerates by a measly 3fps or such, you are in for a surprise. In F.E.A.R, the average framerate (1280x1024 4xAA 16xAF) jumped from 52fps at stock speeds to a blistering 82fps at overclocked speeds! That's a huge difference, from 50+ frames per second, our VR-Zone OC Edition bumped frame rates to 80+! A 50% increase in performance there! Didn't cost much as well. Sure, you definitely need some basic electronic... Read more...
NVIDIA Strengthens Mainstream Product Line with Two GeForce 7 Series GPUs GeForce 7600 GS and GeForce 7300 LE GPUs Deliver GeForce 7 Series Features and Performance at Affordable Prices GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE 2006—SAN JOSE, CA—MARCH 22, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today expanded the Company's GeForce 7 Series product line for the mainstream market segment with two aggressively-priced graphics processing units (GPUs). Available immediately from leading retail and e-tail outlets worldwide are: GeForce 7300 LE GeForce 7300 LE GeForce 7600 GS The GeForce 7600 GS GPU—this NVIDIA SLI-Ready... Read more...
The Asian enthusiast website HardSpell has posted images and information regarding the vendor Galaxy's new graphics card which features two GeForce 7600 GT GPU's on a single PCB. Shown for the first time at CeBIT, this new graphics card is a continuation of the dual-GPU cards we've previously seen from both ASUS and Gigabyte. No word yet on pricing or availability, though cards like this certainly seem perfect for a SFF system where space is a premium.Driven home news : During the just-concluded Cebit, the Galaxy have revealed to the media will be launched by double-sold the Xianka products, today we have the first opportunity to see the product model.... Read more...
The Linux-Gurus over at Phoronix got their hands on a pre-release set of drivers for NVIDIA's recently released GeForce 7900 series of cards, and they've taken EVGA's 7900 GT to task with a handful of benchmarks.  They also do a bit of overclocking as well.  Good info for the Linux fans amongst you. "Last week we had presented the world with our preview of the NVIDIA GeForce 7900GT 256MB in the form of the EVGA e-GeForce 7900GT CO SUPERCLOCKED 256MB. We are back again today with our complete Linux gaming benchmark results as well as seeking the maximum frequency when overclocking. Although the new Linux display drivers which support... Read more...
ATI Announces New Price-Performance Leader: Radeon(R) X1800 GTO Featuring Advanced Gaming Performance at an Exceptional Value MARKHAM, Ontario – March 9, 2006 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) today announced the newest family member of the Radeon(R) X1800 series, the Radeon(R) X1800 GTO. Available from ATI's add-in-board partners by the end of the month at a suggested retail price of $249, the Radeon X1800 GTO delivers outstanding gaming performance that will dominate other graphics options in its price class. With simultaneous support of high definition rendering (HDR) and anti-aliasing (AA)—functionality unique to ATI—the Radeon X1800 GTO is the ideal... Read more...
  Fresh from the show floor of Intel's March 2006 Developer's Conference, and after spending some time behind closed doors with Intel, we have a sneak peek at Conroe performance for you today.  The following is a run down of benchmark numbers we recorded with hands-on testing of an early 2.66GHz Conroe-based dual-core system, versus an overclocked AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core system at 2.8GHz.   Before we jump into the numbers, we'll give you glimpse of what the chip itself actually looks like with a couple of spy photos we obtained at the conference as well.      Next we should give you some insight into the limitations we had to work with in our test... Read more...
Product refreshes in the Graphics world have tended to become rather casual, commonplace occurrences.  A little tweak here, a clock speed bump there and presto, there's a new SKU to fill the store shelves and something new to look at in the benchmarks.  Historically, refreshes or "kickers" as they are sometimes known, often are just the result of manufacturing process enhancements, a different bond-out option on the GPU, or even a software modification that unlocks or locks, as the case may be, certain features within the architecture.  NVIDIA's launch of new additions to their GeForce 7 line-up is by no means this sort of refresh, however.  In fact, this launch... Read more...
Just a few short years ago, the graphics card industry was largely driven strictly by the innovations and technological developments made at the flagship GPU level. For the majority of users who cannot either afford or justify the cost of a top of the line graphics card, the industry was painfully boring, as the latest and greatest features typically took a generation or more to trickle down to mainstream and performance GPU segments. Fortunately, years later we find a dramatically different competitive landscape on the graphics card front, as today's mainstream and performance segment GPU's are equipped with the technology and features that would annihilate flagship GPU's from a few short generations... Read more...
The Inquirer has posted some high quality images supposedly showcasing NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce 7900 GTX and GeForce 7900 GT flagship graphics cards. Per usual, some preliminary specification information is shared although there is no guarantee they are legit. However, one aspect of these cards shared in this post that is very interesting is the rumored drop to $499 for the flagship GeForce 7900 GTX model as flagship cards of late have pushed upwards of $599. The Geforce 7900 GTX should cost between $499-$649. Nvidia recommends a price of approximately $499 for retail cards. The Geforce 7900 GT should cost around $299 and will indeed be an... Read more...
The Inquirer has posted some of the first pics of a supposed EVGA GeForce 7600GT OC graphics card in the wild. The post includes some preliminary specifications including 600MHz / 1580MHz operating frequencies which should make the card perform exceptionally well against similarly-priced cards. Again, time will tell and we'll reserve final judgement until we have the cards on our testbenches. The RAM is branded as K4J52324QC-BC14, which should be set at 700MHz (DDR3-1400), but as this is an EVGA OC card, 780MHz (1560MHz) shouldn't be beyond reach.... Read more...
The Inquirer reports that ATI is prepping a new X1800 GTO graphics card sku to combat NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce 7600 GT GPU. In short, this new model is essentially an X1800 XL with twelve pipelines instead of the usual sixteen. Using single-slot cooling and armed with 500/1000MHz frequencies for core and memory, ATI's new offering will surely catch attention in the $199-$249 range. However, time will tell which vendor's GPU will ultimately be the best choice. Called Radeon X1800 GTO, it will be nothing more than an X1800 XL cut down to 12 pipelines.... Read more...
So can EVGA's 7800GTX KO knock out the competition? While it does boast higher GPU and memory clock speeds than Nvidia's reference design, at around $480 it is a bit more expansive than some other 7800GTX cards. Even so, quality isn't always cheap. "The reference 7800GTX 256Mb from nVidia comes with 430Mhz GPU and 1.2Ghz memory clock. EVGA´s 7800GTX KO version has 490Mhz GPU and 1.3Ghz memory clocks; nVidia´s 7800GTX 512Mb does better with 550mhz GPU and 1.7ghz memory, the KO version of EVGA sits in the middle GPU clock wise"... Read more...
The Inquirer reports this morning that NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce 7900 GTX is actually going to be a stellar overclocker thanks to its 90u process. This is in stark contrast to earlier reports from The Inquirer that the GPU was not able to reach desired core frequencies and that yields could be an issue. This just goes to show you that prior to an official launch, the vast majority of the information you read is anything but certain. This is roughly as much as you can overclock ATI X1900 XTX cards with an air cooler, but as you know those cards can reach a gigahertz if you cool them with dry ice or some other crazy technique. 700MHz or just a... Read more...
On an otherwise painfully slow morning in terms of exciting news, PureOverclock brings word of an absolute monster of a graphics card coming from the folks at Gainward. Following the trend of Gainward's GLH (Goes Like Hell) series of graphics cards, the company is preparing a GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB that will be unlike any other variant on the market. Throwing standard reference designs out the window, GLH-series cards are blessed with faster memory specifications and actually have faster memory IC's selected. These modules are then dropped onto a custom new PCB layout to provide the best overall performance and reliability. In short, the "standard' GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB we all know is clocked... Read more...
The Inquirer reports this morning that BFG's GeForce 7900 GTX 512 will be available for purchase on March 9th for an MSRP of $599. As we all likely remember, this is a full $50 less than the previous flagship MSRP of $649. Although the details of the card are still being speculated, there are a few guesses per usual with the gang at the Inquirer.... Read more...
DailyTech has posted some images of a supposed GeForce 7900GT reference card for your viewing pleasure. Beyond the usual assortment of core images and the latest and greatest memory technology, we find something rather odd on the reference board. Here, there appears to be a new connector which is being claimed to be an audio connector. The gang at DailyTech logically assume this is to pass the audio signal through an HDMI connection however we'll have to wait a few weeks to be absolutely certain. The 7900GT will feature a single slot cooling design, although the cooler demonstrated in the images we captured is not the stock cooler that will... Read more...
In the need for a heavy duty Chipset cooler? JingTing, a little known company, has sent HardwareXL one beast of a cooler. Because of it's size, it might not be compatible with every setup though. "Out of the blue we received a small box containing a new kind of chipset cooler. The company that send it to us goes by the name of "JingTing". I must say I have never heard of them before, but when I took a peek at the content in the box it looked very impressive. If you have a noisy chipset cooler you might want to check out this cooler."... Read more...
Hello everyone!  We'd like to remind you all about a contest we're running, open to all HotHardware forum members in Canada, North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia only. In conjunction with Sapphire, we'll be giving away two Radeon X800GTO2 Special Edition cards, to two lucky winners. If you're not familiar with this card, check out our full review right here. These puppies are easily modded, and are great overclockers. All you have to do to win is send us an e-mail with your full contact information and forum user name. The contest ends at midnight on February 28, 2006. Winners will be selected at random. As we mentioned earlier, you must be a HotHardware forum member... Read more...
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