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NVIDIA's GeForce FX Ultra A Pre-Production Showcase By - Dave Atlavilla January 27, 2003 The wait for NVIDIA's new GeForce has been almost an eternity it seems.  Since their initial hints at their next generation technology, back in June, there has been much speculation and rumor milling with regards to the specifics of the retail board level product and its forthcoming release to the public.  Also since that time, NVIDIA's arch rival ATi Technologies, has released several  variants of retail product, based on their R300 VPU.  This release of ATi product not only arrived much sooner than NVIDIA's next gen technology, but also delivered a stinging blow to NVIDIA's historic... Read more...
Gainward's AGP8X NVIDIA Powered "Golden Samples" Giving Things a Boost with AGP 8X By - Jeff Bouton December 03, 2002 When it comes to maintaining longevity in the video card market, nVidia seems to have the process down to a science.  Since the release of the GeForce4 series of GPUs last year, the product line has enjoyed a rather successful maturation process.  This maturity in nVidia's products has given manufacturers the ability to be creative with their designs, offering a wide variety of graphics card combinations.  Now, it isn't uncommon to see Ti4200 cards being offered with higher core and memory clock speeds, giving them Ti4600-like performance levels at a fraction... Read more...
nVIDIA's New Quadro 4 XGL Quadro 4 Meets AGP 8X And A Glimpse Of The Future In Workstation Graphics By Dave Altavilla November 12, 2002   Back in September, we gave you an in depth look at NVIDIA's flagship Workstation Graphics card, the Quadro 4 900 XGL.  Last week we were briefed via teleconference, by a couple of members of the NVIDIA Workstation/Professional Graphics team, with respect to what the NV gang has been up to since that time.  They were excited to show us their heightened emphasis and focus on the Workstation Graphics space and the products they have lined up to service this market.  Although we did gain some insight into what lies ahead for NV30 incarnations... Read more...
  The AMD Athlon XP 2700+ With The nForce 2 The Athlon Gets a BUS Speed Increase & A Killer New Chipset By, Marco Chiappetta October 1, 2002 It seems like some rivalries will never die.  History is riddled with intense rivalries that people will never forget.  Sports fans have the Yankees versus the Red Sox and Ali versus Frasier, and techies like you and I have Intel versus AMD!  The rivalry between Intel and AMD gets even more intense, with today's introduction of two new CPUs, the Athlon XP 2700+ and the Athlon XP 2800+.  What makes things even more interesting is that not only did AMD increase the clock speed of these new Athlons to 2.17GHz and 2.25GHz respectively,... Read more...
NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti 4200 Shoot-Out September Update: Best Data & MSI... By - Marco Chiappetta September 8, 2002 With all of the hype surrounding the Radeon 9700 Pro, NV30 and Parhelia recently, you'd think those were the only video cards people were buying, but you'd be wrong.  The fact of the matter is, these high-end products are consumed by only 3-5% of the total market.  The vast majority of consumers purchase video cards that have sub-$200 price tags, and there are a ton of viable products available that fall well within this price range.  How do you know which card is the right one for you though?  With multiple flavors of GeForce 3, GeForce 4 and Radeon based products,... Read more...
NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti 4200 Shoot-Out 64MB or 128MB?  We Report, You Decide... By - Marco Chiappetta August 15, 2002 With all of the hype surrounding the Radeon 9700 Pro, NV30 and Parhelia recently, you'd think those were the only video cards people were buying, but you'd be wrong.  The fact of the matter is, these high-end products are consumed by only 3-5% of the total market.  The vast majority of consumers purchase video cards that have sub-$200 price tags, and there are a ton of viable products available that fall well within this price range.  How do you know which card is the right one for you though?  With multiple flavors of GeForce 3, GeForce 4 and Radeon based... Read more...
NVIDIA Announces The nForce 2 Dual-DDR and a GF4MX Core By, Marco Chiappetta July 16, 2002         Today, NVIDIA officially unveiled the nForce 2 core logic chipset.  This second generation of the nForce brings with it a host of new features that should make it a favorite amongst enthusiasts and OEMs.  The nForce 2 incorporates GeForce 4 MX level graphics, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 and dual Ethernet controllers.  The most important addition though is support for DDR400 memory through the use of an updated memory controller that NVIDIA states will give the nForce 2 a performance advantage over competing chipsets. If you want more information, we've got the... Read more...
nVIDIA's "Cg" Language An Interview With David Kirk, Chief Scientist - NVIDIA Corp What's on the horizon for next generation graphics By Dave Altavilla 6/14/02   The 3D Graphics arena is getting a little bit more interesting these days.  The competition is heating back up in a big way, with a host of players looking to challenge the omnipotent 3D Graphics Giant, NVIDIA.  With 6 month design cycles for next generation products, NVIDIA looked as though it was hell-bent on world domination.  Some competitors were either exiting the high end consumer space or going belly-up altogether.  Certainly for a while there, NVIDIA was almost showing "Microsoft-like" ... Read more...
NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX 440 Round-up Abit, Chaintech, eVGA, Gainward, Leadtek,  Visiontek and X-Micro Do Battle! By - Marco Chiappetta April 25, 2002 In early February '02 NVIDIA introduced their latest product line up at a large press even in San Francisco.  Not content with releasing a single GPU this time around, NVIDIA decided to unveil two entire families of chipsets, the GeForce 4 Titaniums (Ti) and the GeForce 4 MXs.  The GeForce 4 Titaniums, coming in Ti 4200, Ti 400 and Ti 4600 flavors, are their current flagship products, boasting Dual Vertex Shaders and a host of other performance enhancing features.  The GeForce 4 MX series is their new mainstream oriented product... Read more...
NVIDIA's GF4 Ti4200 Vs. Radeon 8500LEs From Apollo Graphics and ATi Mainstream Graphics Cards Do Battle... By - Marco Chiappetta April 11, 2002 If you're reading this page, chances are you're a PC hardware enthusiast who is constantly thinking about his (or her) next upgrade.  You may have your heart set on a shiny new GeForce 4 Ti 4600 or 128MB Radeon 8500 All-in-Wonder, but you don't have the kind of coin necessary to support your "hardware addiction".  So what are you to do?  Do you continue to save your money until you have enough cash for the latest and greatest, or do just bite the bullet and stick with what you have?   These are questions that companies... Read more...
nVIDIA's New GeForce4 Ti and GeForce4 MX The NV25 and NV17 Debut By Dave Altavilla 2/6/02   A mere 4 months ago, we turned HotHardware readers on to NVIDIA's "fall refresh" product, the GeForce3 Titanium.  A new set of drivers, higher clocks speeds and all new branding of the GeForce3 product, was unleashed upon the casual and hardcore gaming markets, as well as the professional/desktop graphics space.  NVIDIA, known for blisteringly short product development cycles, rang the bell for round two of the GeForce3 punishment being dealt to their closes competitor, ATi.  However this time, ATi was ready and answered the bell with their Radeon 8500 product line that finally... Read more...
NVIDIA's nForce Reference System NVIDIA's Vision for a New PC Platform By, Marco Chiappetta January 16, 2002 When rumors began circulating regarding NVIDIA's entrance into the motherboard chipset market, both enthusiasts and OEMs eagerly anticipated details on the 3D Graphics Giant's new offering.  Then in June 2001, the "official" information hit and the excitement really began.  NVIDIA claimed their Integrated Graphics Processor (IGP) would be up to 10X faster than any other integrated PC graphics accelerator.  They incorporated AMD's HyperTransport technology, to provide approximately 6X the amount of bandwidth, between the Northbridge and Southbridge, than any other... Read more...
The nVIDIA GeForce2 GTS Ultra and Detonator 3 Drivers nVIDIA's Technology War Machine Rolls On By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 8/14/00   You've got to hand it to nVIDIA.  They crank out new technology from a hardware and software standpoint, at a pace that has the rest of the competitive field cringing.  If nVIDIA was like a weapon, in this War of 3D Graphics, they would be an Abrams Tank with a Gatlin Gun strapped on top, clearing a path of destruction as they relentlessly rolled onward.  Perhaps that is a little over the top but it seems as if there is no end to their arsenal of next generation 3D Graphics product.  At the very least they seem to execute new... Read more...
The nVidia GeForce 2 MX-400 What's old is what's new... By, Jeff Bouton April 23, 2001 Ever since they first introduced the GeForce line of GPU's, nVidia has made it clear that they live by their motto, "We Want to Push Every Pixel on the Planet".  With ever improving models being produced at a feverish pace, they have made it clear to their competition that they are the dominating force to be reckoned with.  By setting deadlines for newer products and executing with precision, the competition began to lose ground. This year alone we've seen the demise of such veterans as 3DFX and S3, leaving nVidia, ATi and Matrox as the only major players still standing. Todate, with the... Read more...
The NVidia GeForce 2 MX Top End Performance At Bargain Basement Prices - And It Over-clocks too! By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 7/7/00   There is something strange about 3D Graphics Cards that brings out the "crazies" in people.  What amuses me the most is when people get into very emotional and heated discussions in our HotHardware Conference Room Forum.  It is as if people hold their video cards so close to their hearts, the damn things are like spouses or children to them.  While we personally don't understand this phenomenon here at HotHardware, one thing is for sure people get down right belligerent and opinionated about their 3D Graphics cards.  With... Read more...
3dfx Selling Core Graphics Assets To nVidia Corp. One step closer to complete domination, nVidia moves to assimilate the competition   NVIDIA To acquire 3dfx core graphics assets SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 15, 2000 - NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain graphics related assets of 3dfx Interactive (Nasdaq: TDFX), a pioneer and a recognized leader in graphics technology. These graphics related assets include, but are not limited to, patents, pending patent applications, trademarks, brand names, and chip inventory related to the graphics business of 3dfx. In addition, 3dfx and NVIDIA have agreed to stay the patent infringement... Read more...
The GeForce3 Ti 500 and nVidia's Fall Lineup...New Hardware & Software Enter the Detonator XPs and Titanium By - Marco Chiappetta Edited By:  Dave Altavilla October 1, 2001     NVIDIA is at it again. Just when we were all getting used to the idea of a new chipset standard from the 3D graphics giant, we're thrown the proverbial curve ball.  The timing couldn't be any better.  ATi, NVIDIA's main competitor, is about to ship their next generation product and what better way to steal ATi's thunder, than to release a new product of their own?  Better yet, how about a whole new line of products? Just about this time in 2000, NVIDIA not only unveiled the GeForce 2 Ultra... Read more...
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