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NVIDIA GoForce 5500 Brings the World of Digital Entertainment to Mobile Phones NVIDIA GoForce 5500 Delivers High-Quality TV, Video, Audio, and 3D Gaming to Mobile Phones 3GSM 2006—BARCELONA, SPAIN—FEBRUARY 13, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today unveiled the NVIDIA GoForce 5500 handheld graphics processing unit (GPU)—the industry's first handheld GPU to enable true, fluid digital TV, high-fidelity surround sound, rapid multi-shot photography, and console-class 3D graphics. For many years, these capabilities have been the domain of function-specific devices such as the home entertainment system,... Read more...
Tonight, X-Bit labs takes a sober look at the recent Nvidia/AEG scandal. With rumors flying around everywhere, it's time to take a look at some of the facts(or lack thereof) surrounding the issue. "In the beginning of week - on the best day for starting a scandal - Nvidia Corp. was accused in seeding shills into forums and communities to promote its products. The fans reportedly received free hardware and officially acted to "educate" users in the forums. We try to attempt to summarize all the information to find out whether advertising methods of hardware companies have reached the point of pretty unfaithful practices"... Read more...
A longstanding bug found in Nvidia's last few driver releases has yet to be fixed. Their "Direct Access" feature which allowed users to control their monitors from the ForceWare control panel still suffers from what some consider a serious, and potentially hardware damaging bug. Nvidia has updated their driver page with new 81.98 ForceWare drivers, which have removed they Direct Access feature. "Back on the 20th of October last year Nvidia Corporation introduced a new feature in their ForceWare 81.85 graphics card drivers. They called it "Direct Access", and it was designed to enable users to control their monitors directly from the... Read more...
T-Break has supposedly received some information from a reliable source regarding NVIDIA's chipset plans for AMD's upcoming Socket M2 processors. Looking at the breakdown of chipsets, one cannot help but see the remarkable similarities to the current crop of nForce4 chipsets with SLI x16 sitting at the top of the group and the "vanilla" version taking care of the budget crowd. One somewhat interesting note in this information is the bit regarding the SLIx16 part being "very overclockable". C51XE+MCP55PXE: Features 2 x16 SLI slots (total 46 lanes, 9 links) and supports FX and Athlon series of M2 CPUs. Six SATA ports with RAID5,... Read more...
Hey All. I just wanted to let you know that NVIDIA has just released two new sets of drivers for the nForce 4 SLIX16 chipset. One set is for Windows 2000/XP and the other is for Windows XP Pro x64. They can be download from here: Platform/nForce Drivers > nForce4 AMD/Intel x16 > Windows XP Platform/nForce Drivers > nForce4 AMD/Intel x16 > Windows XP Professional x64... Read more...
AGP was supposed to fade away after the insurgence of PCI Express, wasn't it? Well yes, it was and it will in time, but as we're showing you today you can still breathe some new life into an aging AGP based system, thanks to NVIDIA. While PCI Express is the current interface of choice for new graphics products, the existing installed base of AGP equipped systems is huge. And many of these users would like to upgrade their video cards, but simply don't have the funds, or choose not to, upgrade their motherboards and perhaps processors as well. Upgrading to a PCIe based video card these days would mean getting a whole new motherboard, if you're still using a motherboard with an AGP slot. For the... Read more...
Anandtech has gathered GeForce 6800 GS cards from several vendors and has compiled a shootout to determine which card offers the best bang for the buck. Without question, this mainstream GPU has gathered a significant amount of popularity for its price/performance ratio. Although you're sure to have an excellent card regardless of which vendor you choose, this roundup might just provide you with enough reason to favor a particular vendor. NVIDIA's 6800 GS does in fact seem like the card that most gamers will be looking to aim for a solid mid-range upgrade, especially if unlocking the pipelines of the X800 GTO isn't something that sounds like... Read more...
X-bit Labs reports that NVIDIA has confirmed that their next flagship GPU (G71) will be launched at CeBIT. This post is fueled by a report from DigiTimes where NVIDIA's own Paul Sun confirms the official launch date. Some industry players were a bit skeptical of a new GPU launch so soon after the GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB. However, as we witnessed with the extremely short lifespan of ATI's R520 GPU, vendors will do whatever they can to capture the performance crown.The fresh code-named G71 graphics processor and what is claimed to be the GeForce 7900-series product lineup are expected to be officially announced during CeBIT show that is held in Hannover, Germany from March 9th to March 15th, according... Read more...
Good afternoon everyone. It looks like NVIDIA's recently announced entry-level GeForce 7300 GS is on sale in some Asian and Chinese markets already... - BlueIdea - MSI - Maxsun (China Local Brand Holder) - Jetway It hasn't hit store shelves in the United States just yet, but we've already got a card en route by way of XFX, so they should be available here shortly as well. Some folks have said that NVIDIA "paper launched" the GeForce 7300 GS, but that's not completely accurate - there's more to the story. According to NVIDIA, the original worldwide launch for the 7300 GS was scheduled for early February. But because a smaller, initial production run of the cards turned out to be 100%... Read more...
NVIDIA has just announced a brand new mainstream GPU, the GeForce 7300 GS.  The new GeForce 7300 GS is positioned somewhere in between the GeForce 6200 TC and GeForce 6600, but incorporated virtually all of the features of the GeForce 7 architecture.  Here's a snip from NVIDIA's official press release:       NVIDIA Takes the Power of GeForce 7 Series GPUs Mainstream Based on the Award-Winning Graphics Architecture, New GeForce 7300 GS GPU is Available Now at Leading Retailers and E-tailers SANTA CLARA, CA —JANUARY 18, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the... Read more...
The Inquirer reports that sources close to NVIDIA are claiming there is a driver in development that will "unlock" H.264 support for all GeForce 6 and 7 GPU's. With ATI only offering H.264 support for a handful of their cards, it certainly looks as though NVIDIA might have the upper hand here. Let's just hope they don't expect us to pay an additional cost for H.264 support like they currently do with their excellent PureVideo decoder. Nvidia is getting ready to release the miraculous driver that is supposed to beat ATI in Video performances. The driver will ensure that IGP 6150 integrated graphic core and 6200 low end core can play... Read more...
Good morning all. There's some exciting news coming from NVIDIA today. The company is launching two new chipsets for the Intel platform in an effort to capture some more of the mainstream market. NVIDIA has just announced the nForce 4 SLI XE and nForce 4 Ultra Intel Editions.  Here's a snip from the official PR: New NVIDIA nForce MCPs Bring High Performance, Low-Priced Solutions to Intel PC Market New Top-to-Bottom Solutions Support All Intel Dual-Core CPUs SANTA CLARA, CA—JANUARY 17, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI XE and NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra media and communications... Read more...
Remember when SLI was the answer to all your performance dreams? You know, you get a couple of great cards, throw them in your system, and nothing could be better... right? Well actually yeah, things can get better, with Quad SLI! If you need something to drool over tonight, make sure to skip on over to PC Perspective to check out some information and pics on Quad SLI. "There is a new chip on the card that NVIDIA developed that acts as a physical PCI Express bus splitter. It takes the single physical X16 PCIe slot that is fed to the card and splits it into two full X16 PCIe connections; one to each GPU. This logic is then responsible for the... Read more...
CoolTechZone has posted an editorial outlining their thoughts on NVIDIA's recent acquisition of chipset maker ULI. Regardless of what your take is on NVIDIA's reasons for buying ULI, it seems safe to assume that everyone can agree this will likely have a significant impact on the chipset market in general. The immediate benefit would seem to be gaining a bit more street credit in Taiwan thanks to ULI's reputation there. Beyond that, it's unsure what segments this new engineering group will be focusing on though the editor seems to think the Intel IGP and mobile markets are the probable answers.NVIDIA also has presence in India and other countries globally, but not in Taiwan, which is the motherboard... Read more...
The Inquirer waxes philosophical over NVIDIA's recent cancellation of their C60 nForce IGP for the Intel platform. Given the somewhat questionable solidity of the company's C51 GeForce 6100/6150 chipsets on the AMD front, it is possible that there were a few too many issues with the Intel counterpart. However, it is also entirely possible that the recent acquisition of ULI was largely intended to solve this very problem. If I were to take a shot at this, I'd bet that the Intel chipset costs were a bit too high for the market's liking and that the chipsets resulting from the adoption of ULI will result in cheaper chipsets that see a much higher adoption. Then again, that's just my $0.02.During... Read more...
AMD Zone has gone ahead and updated their benchmarks of Quake 4's 1.05 dual core patch. A new set of benchmarks have been added using ATI's Radeon X1800XL, comparing it to their 7800GT numbers. Do ATI's drivers really offer much better dual-core support than Nvidia's current release?"For now we see that there are indeed some positive benefits for the patch with ATI in the clear lead for now. We are working on additional testing including Pentium 4 single and dual core results. We are also waiting on updated drivers from Nvidia that will provide other fixes." ... Read more...
Seemingly out of nowhere, NVIDIA has announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire the chipset vendor ULI. This has to be some extremely upsetting news to ATI as they have worked closely with ULI in the past (primarily for southbridge chipsets). Without question, the addition of ULI's technology and experience will no doubt help solidify and improve NVIDIA's already exceptional MCP products.Alex Kuo, president and chief executive officer, ULi, will join NVIDIA as a senior executive responsible for MCP sales, marketing, and support functions in Asia. NVIDIA intends to supply ULi customers with current products for the foreseeable future. Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief... Read more...
It looks like by February, NVIDIA is going to lay the 7800GTX 512MB to rest according to CoolTechZone.com.  Quoting "Inside Sources", NVIDIA is planning to kill the 7800GTX 512MB to make room for the next big thing.  Look like they be shifting focus on the next product to compete with ATI's latest and greatest."Well, we've been hearing rumors about this for a while, but we finally heard it from the horse's mouth not too long ago. Recent conversations with insiders at NVIDIA have led us to believe that their top of the line card, the 7800GTX 512MB will be out of production sometime in Q1 next year, most likely somewhere around February '06."... Read more...
Battles have been won by each side, but the war over which graphics card produces the best image quality will never be over. FiringSquad has taken the top 3 contenders of today, ATI, Nvidia, and XGI, and have put their image quality to the test. Is it ATI, Nvidia... or even XGI? "Today Alan Dang looks at the deinterlacing performance of the NVIDIA GeForce 6600, the ATI Radeon X800, and the XGI Volari 8300. Test-taking skills will tell you that FiringSquad wouldn't have bothered talking about the XGI Volari 8300 unless it had something special to offer..."... Read more...
Though Microsft Windows is the most widely used OS, the Linux community is still very much alive, and full of gamers. Nvidia hasn't left the Linux gamer's out of the loop, and today Phoronix takes a look at the recently released Nvidia 1.0-8174 Linux drivers. "Earlier today, the NVIDIA 1.0-8174 Linux display drivers were finally released. Among appending SLI support these Rel80 drivers feature the new nvidia-xconfig utility. With our first performance article for this new driver series, we are seeing just how well the 1.0-8174 drivers fair in combination with a NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX 256MB."The performance gains are there, but nothing that would... Read more...
And they just keep on coming. Nvidia has released version 81.95 drivers, which aren't dramatically different than their previous set of drivers. Still, if your interested, you can take a look at the release notes(PDF), and head on over to the download page.... Read more...
With the recent release of NiBiTor 2.5a(the Nvidia BIOS Editor), MKVTech has updated their NiBiTor guide. Version 2.5a offers support for the GeForce 7800GTX, and 7800GTX 512MB, among other things."MVKTech just released an updated version of the NiBiTor guide for those who would like a better idea of how the application works. Our goals was to provide a generalized understanding on how to use the application properly and effectively. You will find information such as build history, BIOS support and a wealth of information that will bring a better understanding to its use. The guide is now compliant with the lastest release of NiBiTor (v2.5a - Released 15 November 2005)." ... Read more...
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