Items tagged with Nvidia

Good morning everyone.  We've got a new preview for you this morning. Today, NVIDIA unveiled their next additions to the GeForce 6 series, namely the GeForce 6600 and 6600 GT. Both are aimed at offering value-based PCI-Express solutions, competing directly with ATI's X600 line.  The goal is to offer a superior performance solution for a lot less than the 6800 models, while still delivering many of its advanced features, including GDDR3 and SLI capabilities.  In an effort to provide you with a little more detail on NVIDIA's newest creations, we've put together a preview of each card, spotlighting its features and capabilities.  Click here for more details.... Read more...
With the release of both NVIDIA's 6800 Series and ATI's X800 series, the high-end enthusiast has several excellent choices when seeking the perfect gaming card.   It really is hard to go wrong either way, with each product line having the muscle to power any game you can throw at it, while offering the best image quality we've seen to date.  But the high-end market is only a small percentage of sales as these cards can cost in excess of $500.  When it comes to PCI Express based value solutions , ATI has their X600 series which sells in the $200 range, while NVIDIA has yet to launch many new value-based PCI Express offerings as of yet, electing to focus first on their high end products.... Read more...
Good morning friends, how was your night?  The news front is moving at a ferocious pace today.  With articles/reviews from just about everyone I can thinking of, you will surely need an XL coffee to get through this one.  Here is your AM shot of juice... New NVIDIA ForceWare Release 60 Graphics Driver Now Available New Unified Driver Architecture Release Unleashes High-Performance and Broad Range of Capabilities of GeForce 6 Series GPUs SANTA CLARA, CA—JULY 21, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced the availability of its new NVIDIA ForceWare Release 60 driver. Part of NVIDIA's Unified Driver Architecture... Read more...
Good evening brothers and sisters.  In case you missed the linkage at the top of the page, we have just posted a review of nVidia's GeForce 6800.  Compared to the GeForce 6800 GT, GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, Radeon 9800 XT and Radeon X800 Pro, this review should give one a good idea of where to place their money in future upgrades. You want news?  I think we have a bit...  Apple iPod @ Viper Lair "What's even more slick is the iPod's integration with iTunes' Smart Playlists. Smart Playlists allow you to create your own playlists by specifying an unlimited number of criteria. Among them being genre, artist name, rating (songs can be given ratings between 0 and 5), album name,... Read more...
In the weeks leading up to the release of the NV40, the base architecture for the new GeForce 6 series of cards, NVIDIA spoke at length about their new architecture's "scalability".  At the high end, the flagship GeForce 6800 Ultra Extreme Edition is a 16-Pipeline machine clocked at 450MHz, that can pump out an impressive 7.2GPixels/s.  There are four banks of four pixel pipelines that are all enabled and running at a high clock speed on the 6800 Ultra EE.  Then comes the GeForce 6800 Ultra and 6800 GT, also with 16-Pipelines each but clocked at a more manageable 400MHz and 350MHz, respectively.  Having a single GPU as the base for a whole line of products like these,... Read more...
Good morning everyone, I hope you slept well :)  Things on the news front seem to be moving quite quickly this morning.  With some interesting reading from all walks of the hardware scene, there is surely something to satisfy everyone's hunger.  So, go grab a second cup of coffee, kick back and relax before you hit the cubical for the day.  Here is your AM shot... CPU Scaling ATIs and NVIDIAs Best @ HardOCP.com "Our CPU scaling experiences really helped us understand just how important the CPU is to having a great gaming experience. In real-world gaming situations with a slower CPU such as an AthlonXP 2500+ or a Pentium4 2.4GHz, the video performance becomes extremely... Read more...
Good evening folks!  Thankfully, I have completely recovered from this weekend's festivities (my girl threw me an awesome surprise party for my birthday), and decided to stop in for a quick shot of news.  Most of the action today was dominated by NVIDIA's SLI announcement and Intel's Nacona news, but there were some other goodies posted as well.  Here's goes...  Dell Inspiron XPS Notebook Review @ Hard|OCP: "The Dell Inspiron XPS brings forth a level of game playability that allows you the power to easily head off to any LAN game and compete, or to enjoy the latest 3D adventure in the privacy of your home. And then without issue, you can use it for those daily computing... Read more...
Good Morning HH Fans! Today, NVIDIA is unveiling an updated version of 3dfx's SLI technology, but this time around, dual PCI Express X16 slots and two NV4x powered graphics cards will be handling the graphics workload. NVIDIA is claiming huge performance gains with the setup. Click here, or on the link at the top of the page, to take a look at what they have in store for us in the coming months... Other Previews from around the web: Tech Report Hard|OCP TweakTown Hardware Analysis... Read more...
Let's take a walk down memory lane, shall we?  Where were you in 1999?  If you were into the technology scene, especially personal computing, most likely you were scampering about like Chicken Little, wondering what you would do when the sky fell at the end of the year, as the clocks ticked over to the year 2000. The Y2K support and compliance industry was in full bloom, as we all thought our computers, mainframes and networks would somehow spontaneously combust due to the fact that our BIOS firmware, operating systems and application software couldn't handle the roll-over into the new millennium.  In addition to worrying about your soon too be possessed PC, if you were an... Read more...
Back in October of 2003, we had the opportunity to take a good look at several new Athlon 64 motherboards.  We had two high profile boards from ASUS and MSI that came packed to the gills with features, extras and a promise of high performance courtesy of VIA's K8T800 chipset.  A third, less prolific motherboard from Shuttle was a part of that round up, with just an above average feature set, yet promising top-end performance as well.  This board was powered by NVIDIA's flagship chipset for the Athlon 64 at the time, the NFORCE3 150.  Back then we walked away impressed with the performance of the NFORCE3, which ended up being a solid competitor for the VIA chipset.  However,... Read more...
Good morning HotHardware fans!  Just in case you missed it, we've just posted a short article outlining some of the features and benefits of NVIDIA's newly announced MXM, or Mobile PCI eXpress Module.  Click here, or check out the cool picture at the top of the page for details.  In other news...  NVIDIA and Ten Leading Notebook Manufacturers Launch Consistent Graphics Interface for PCI Express Notebooks: SANTA CLARA, CA—MAY 17, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, along with the world's leading notebook ODMs, today announced a consistent graphics interface for PCI Express based notebook PCs. The Mobile PCI-Express... Read more...
  We recently had a chance to talk with representatives from NVIDIA regarding a new initiative they've spearheaded, with the goal of bringing a consistent graphics interface to PCI Express equipped notebooks.  Historically, the graphics processors used in laptops / notebooks have been impossible, or prohibitively expensive, to upgrade.  A few companies, like Alienware and Toshiba, have recently introduced upgradeable notebooks, but they each use different standards.  Alienware's parts can't be used in Toshiba's notebooks, and vice-versa.  The video cards used in desktop systems, however, can be easily upgraded because there is a consistent interface standard (i.e. AGP)... Read more...
Good morning folks!  We've just posted a preview of NVIDIA's new nForce2 Ultra 400Gb chipset for the Athlon XP.  This new chipset sports all of the features of the very popular nForce2 Ultra 400, along with Gigabit Ethernet, SATA, RAID and it even has a built-in hardware optimized firewall.  Click the link and check it out...... Read more...
Being successful, especially in the computer hardware industry, is no easy task.  While some companies struggle to win over customers with just a smattering of products, NVIDIA's brand recognition almost seemed to guarantee them success on a regular basis.  What seems like not so long ago, the nForce2 Ultra chipset was taking the AMD Athlon XP motherboard market by storm and today it still remains the chipset of choice for those with an Athlon XP.  The nForce2 chipset offered it all in terms of connectivity, speed, and reliability - but it was released well over a year ago and NVIDIA feels it is time for some change. Today in the HotHardware labs we're going to take a look at the... Read more...
Good afternoon HotHardware fans!  How are you all doing today?  I take it your weekends were good!  We've been getting some nagging rain for the past few days here in New York, but other than that things are going well for the HH crew (at least those of us based in the northeast!).  Rob is back from his Honeymoon, Jeff is just about ready to jump in the Ryder truck and move to North Carolina, and Dave, Tom, Jay and I are all cranking along with some new hardware.  Expect some new articles from us real soon.  For now though, let's see what's been going on around the web...  TR interviews NVIDIA's Tony Tamasi: "AS NVIDIA'S VICE PRESIDENT OF Technical Marketing,... Read more...
Hello all... I'm sure a few of you have found a few miscellaneous issues with the site here and there.  This is all part of the deal unfortunately.  The move of our static html site to a database driven engine and importing all our content in the process, is an enormous undertaking, as I'm sure you can imagine.  We currently have a few problems with getting the articles categorized in all the right places, a few broken links etc, small nagging stuff like that.   So as the saying goes, "pardon our appearance" during our renovations, we hope to have everything spiffed up real soon.  Please feel free to send me a note, if there is something that is particularly... Read more...
The GeForce 6800 Ultra NVIDIA's NV40 Debuts... By, Marco Chiappetta April 14, 2004 NVIDIA is poised to fire the first shot in the next battle of the war for 3D supremacy with today's official unveiling of their new NV40 GPU.  The past two years have been especially hard fought.  Both NVIDIA and ATI have been introducing new products every few months in their continuing effort to "one-up" the other in the eyes of influential enthusiasts, casual gamers, and budget conscious consumers looking for the best return on their investment.  We've seen a myriad of new high-end, mid-range, and budget GPUs from... Read more...
Graphic Card Roundup A comparative look at what's out there now By Robert Maloney March 29th,  2004 Let's face it - we've all done it at least once in our lifetime.  We've all wanted to go out and put down this month's rent payment on a new all-powerful video card that can play our favorite games at mind-numbing speeds.  When some sense of sanity finally returns (usually after checking for non-existing space left on a credit card), we decide that maybe starting at the top isn't for everybody, and start looking for the next best option.  Obviously, most manufacturers are well aware of this, and for every "high-end" product they release there's also a mid-range and/or... Read more...
Sneak Peek:  NVIDIA's GeForce FX 5700 Ultra with GDDR3 RAM By, Marco Chiappetta March 24, 2004 Monday, March 22, 2004: Good afternoon folks! An interesting package just landed in the lab, that we thought you'd like to take a look at. At first glance, the card below looks like an ordinary GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, but upon closer inspection one major difference is revealed... NVIDIA GEFORCE FX 5700 ULTRA WITH GDD3 MEMORY Unlike the GeForce FX 5700 Ultras available at retail, this particular card is equipped with Samsung GDDR3 memory. Most of you have probably heard that next generation parts from NVIDIA will use GDDR3 memory, and while we can't say anything for certain at the... Read more...
NVIDIA ForceWare 55 Hands-On New Features for Enthusiasts By: Chris Angelini February 18, 2004 It used to be that graphics manufacturers dedicated themselves to incorporating nifty features into their hardware, besting the competition from a specification point of view, at the very least.  Developer resources limit the usefulness of these proprietary tricks, though.  And as such, coding for one manufacturer's unique feature set over another's only exacerbates the time-consuming process of bringing a modern game to market.  Microsoft?s DirectX 9 API simplifies the process by proposing a minimum set of specifications for hardware manufacturers to support.  Software developers,... Read more...
eVGA's e-GeForce FX 5900SE A curiously named GeForce card hits the market By Robert Maloney December 15th,  2003 It seems like only yesterday we were testing the latest and greatest releases from both ATi and NVIDIA, as each company tried to one-up the other in the mainstream graphics market.  While we were pleased with the ATi Radeon 9600 XT's performance, we were doubly impressed the very next week by NVIDIA's 5700 Ultra.  Both cards were being sold at right around the $200 mark, depending on the manufacturer and included bundle, making them attractive options with good price / performance ratios. What we've got in store for you today is a new take on a not so new GPU. ... Read more...
NVIDIA'S GeForce FX 5950 Ultra NV38 takes flight propelled with a new driver set By David Altavilla October 23,  2003 Let's see, how should we start this one off?  We think you deserve to be spared the marketing hype, positioning, branding, buzz and sputter on this launch.  "Launch", now there's a marketing word if I ever heard one.  What Marketing Weasel got the royalties for that catchy one?  "Let's call our new product introduction a "launch", kind of like a rocket, you know?  That will sound really cool!"  So, why the cut-to-the-chase, no punches pulled attitude, with this HotHardware article, you're thinking?  Well, suffice... Read more...
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