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HIS releases X1600Pro IceQ Turbo video card Hong Kong, Mar 23, 2006 – HIS (Hightech Information System Limited) delivers the HIS X1600Pro IceQ Turbo GDDR3 card, promising faster, quieter and cooler radically new 3D performance architecture technology and the next generation image quality by ATI. The strongest air cooling technology - IceQ HIS X1600Pro IceQ Turbo equips with the most efficient cooling technology among the current graphic cards' series. HIS IceQ can actively draw the air inside your PC case to cool down the card, and blows amounts of hot air out of your case, dramatically decreasing the GPU temperature together with your PC components. Our laboratory tests have proven that... 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...
Good evening all.  Yes, it's very late, but I just got back in from some St. Patrick's Day festivities, and found an interesting package waiting in the NY lab. There was something in the box that I know many of you would like to see...               What you're looking at here is Sapphire's brand-new Blizzard Radeon X1900 XTX. This card's "out-of-box" specifications don't differ from other Radeon X1900 XTXs, but as you can see it sports a unique, self-contained liquid cooling apparatus. The cooler is comprised of a pure copper GPU water block and radiator, with an adjustable transparent blue LED fan rated at 18/26dBA at... 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...
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...
PC Perspective has posted a very interesting new article which investigates some of the bandwidth limitations for SLI and Crossfire chipsets. With the launch of ATI's Crossfire Xpress 3200 we reviewed here, ATI has made several allegations indicating NVIDIA's SLI technology was at a distinct architectural disadvantage. Ryan puts the marketing aside and walks away with a clear understanding of how the two architectures truly match up.The truth of the matter is that both the NVIDIA NF4 SLI X16 chipset and the ATI XPress 3200 chipset provided enough bandwidth for today's SLI and CrossFire generations, at the least. ATI's attempt to promote their RD580 chipset by showing poor performance numbers... Read more...
ATI Unleashes a New Generation of Breathtaking Speed and Performance in the Notebook with Mobility™ Radeon(R) X1800 XT MARKHAM, Ontario, Mar 07, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT), the world leader in mobile PC graphics processors, has once again raised the bar for notebook gaming with the launch of its Mobility™ Radeon(R) X1800 series. Delivering the world's fastest gaming performance in today's most graphically intensive games-including Shader Model 3.0- the feature-rich Mobility™ Radeon(R) X1800 XT takes the lead in the highly competitive notebook gaming segment and is closely followed by Mobility™ Radeon(R) X1800. Bringing the raw... 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...
We know a few of you have been wondering if ATI's latest top-end card, the Radeon X1900 XTX, with its 650MHz core GPU speed, was going to go the way of the Unicorn, or if it was going to be readily available for those of you who simply must have one of the fastest 3D cards on earth.  Well, here's a quick peek at what Asus has in store now, in case there was any doubt... Yes pretty much standard issue reference design from Asus here but it's good to see the major OEMs bring the highest end SKUs to market.  We'll have a full showcase on the board in the weeks ahead.  In the mean time, check out our HOT Deal section in our forums for some decent pricing on boards like these from Monarch... Read more...
The Register has exclusive info regarding Shuttle's latest living-room destined SFF system dubbed the XPC X100. With a size significantly smaller than the company's previous offerings. Designed around Windows Media Center, the system uses an Intel Core Duo CPU matched with DDR2 memory, SATA drives, and the usual array of ports. Perhaps most interesting is the availability of an MXM-based graphics solution that should make for some interesting mods and upgrades once the system becomes available.Shuttle has taken the wraps off its upcoming next-generation small form-factor PC which crams an Intel 65nm dual-core processor, memory, hard drive, optical storage and other goodies into a case that's... Read more...
X-Bit Labs has posted some interesting rumors regarding NVIDIA's upcoming G80 GPU architecture that seems to indicate a "hybrid" design. Somewhat surprisingly, this DX10 part will reportedly have dedicated pixel and vertex shaders and not feature a unified shader achitecture (supported by DX10) as many expected. Regardless, the remaining features of DX10 including Shader Model 4.0 are expected to be fully supported. Again, this is entirely speculation at this point but its still amusing to see the rumor mill is already gaining momentum on this future product.Nvidia's code-named G80 graphics processing unit (GPU) will incorporate 48 pixel shader processors and an unknown number of vertex... Read more...
Lost Circuits has just posted a review of Sapphire's flagship Radeon X1900 XTX video card. In typical LostCircuits fashion, Mike goes into great detail on the architecture and explains may of the X1900 GPUs key features. This is a good read. "Sapphire's repertoire of ATI-based graphics cards has recently been expanded to encompass the X1000 series, which includes the X1900 XT and the X1900 XTX, sporting slightly higher core and memory frequencies than the more plebeian "XT" version. The XTX version is what we are looking at today and to make a long story short, there is little out there that could match the performance of the new Sapphire flagship.... Read more...
Over the past few months, we've posted a multitude of graphics related articles here at HotHardware.com. Since September, we've covered no less than seven product launches from ATI, five from rival NVIDIA, and even S3 chimed in with one of their own. Some of these products were mid-range or entry-level offerings, but a couple of them redefined the high-end of each company's respective line-ups. A great side effect of every new product launch at the high-end, is that the previous flagship products tend to get much less expensive. Take the Radeon X1800 XT, for example. A few short months ago, the Radeon X1800 XT represented the pinnacle of ATI's desktop graphics technology. But today, proceeding... Read more...
Our friends at PC Perspective have evaluated ATI's latest multimedia flagship, the All-In-Wonder Radeon X1900. As its name implies, this card features a Radeon X1900 class GPU along with all of the multimedia functionality the All-In-Wonder line is famous for. PC Per liked the AIW X1900 quite a bit, and so did we. Here's our evaluation for comparison. "The X1900 All-in-Wonder is definitely a step up beyond the X1800 XL All-in-Wonder that was released before it. Taking the 48 pixel R580 core and putting it into a multimedia video card was bound to bring the best gaming performance in that class of card we have ever seen. That being said, the... Read more...
Now that we have motherboards that offer two PCI-E x16 slots, is it worth getting one, or is it just overkill at the moment? Do today's top graphics cards require that much bandwidth? Maybe, but to test this theory, the folks over at t-break put two 7800GTX up to the challenge. Is it time for an upgrade?"Today, we take a look at nVidia's nForce4 x16 chipset that offers two PCI-E x16 slots to provide the maximum bandwidth to video cards running in SLI mode. However, is this really needed with the current generation of cards or, like SATA2, its simply an overkill? That's precisely what we'll find out today by using two 7800GTX cards in SLI mode on a standard nForce4 SLI motherboard as well as an... Read more...
  With all the praise that has been heaped upon NVIDIA for their 7800 series of graphic cards, it was bound to cause a bit of dismay for rival ATi.  For nearly two years ATi had been riding high on the success of their 9700 and 9800 series of cards, while NVIDIA had been trying to save face after a few mishaps of their own.  Then, somewhat ironically, the tables were turned.  While the 7800GT and 7800GTX were taking the industry by storm with their outstanding performance and relatively quiet operation, ATi seemed to hit pothole after pothole. So, it was with some eager anticipation that the Radeon X1000 series was released, with hopes of putting ATi back on the map and... Read more...
If you're familiar with the computer hardware industry, Asus should be a company that needs no introduction. Whether referring to their motherboards, notebooks, or video cards, Asus' products have consistently ranked amongst the best in their respective classes. We've had a ton of experience here at HotHardware.Com working with products from Asus over the years, and save for a couple of rare aberrations, we've usually come away with favorable impressions. We've actually even handed out a number of rare "Editor's Choice" awards to Asus for some exceptional products like the A8N SLI Premium and V9999 Ultra, among others. In this article we're going to take a look at an ambitious product... 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...
When ATI launched the Radeon X1900 last week, the company didn't simply unveil a single new high-end sku. Instead, they announced a total of four new X1900-based products; the high-end Radeon X1900 XTX, the slightly lower clocked Radeon X1900 XT, the X1900 CrossFire Edition, and the product we'll be evaluating here, the All-In-Wonder Radeon X1900. As its name implies, the All-In-Wonder X1900 sports a Radeon X1900 GPU, but unlike the other products in ATI's current X1900 line-up, the AIW has a smaller 256MB frame buffer, and its core and on-board memory are clocked substantially lower.  There are some other major differences as well, like the single-slot cooler and of course the... Read more...
Tech Repo Tech Report has just posted their review of ATI's latest flagship All-In-Wonder graphics card based on the new X1900 GPU. Despite having significantly lower clock speeds for both GPU and memory, the latest AIW card still retains the full 48 pipelines of the R580 core. Given the lower frequencies and the fact that the card "only" has 256MB of memory, it should be interesting to see what sort of performance this card will ultimately provide. Having said that, the AIW X1900 still has quite a bit of appeal for many folks. As the anchor for a dorm room PC, the AIW X1900 could be killer. For aspiring video editors and gamers, the... Read more...
Major OEMs and System Builders Choose ATI's Radeon(R) X1900 Radeon(R) X1900 products available immediately around the world MARKHAM, ON – January 24, 2006 – ATI (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) today launched and has made available its newest graphics processors for gaming and multimedia enthusiasts, the Radeon(R) X1900. The Radeon X1900 products are being adopted by major OEMs and system builders to deliver the ultimate in gaming and digital media experiences. Whether they are opting for single-GPU or multi-GPU configurations, OEMs and SIs are integrating ATI's products into the most advanced gaming platforms on the planet. OEM and system builders: Graphics cards powered by: ABS Computer... Read more...
SAPPHIRE SCORCHES IN WITH NEW X1900 SERIES Delivering the highest levels of graphics performance ever achieved in the PC industry, Sapphire Technology has just introduced its latest new series of graphics accelerators with the most sophisticated and powerful graphics processing solutions yet. The exciting new RADEON X1900 series is a development of the architecture of the recently introduced RADEON X1000 series. Using a new GPU built with a staggering 384 million transistors on the latest 90nm chip technology the RADEON X1900 series has been developed to deliver the highest levels of performance available today in single or dual GPU systems. Features of the new architecture include 48 pixel shader... Read more...
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