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Archive for October 18th, 2021

G73 Spotted in latest ForceWare

G70 was the codename for the 7800 core. Now G73 has been discovered by NGOHQ who have been snooping around in the latest ForceWare. "It seems that NVIDIA is working on a new GPU architecture for laptops. We discovered that they already added support for the G73 inside ForceWare Control Panel. We believe it would be a mid-range GPU"

ATI’s X1800XT Has Huge Headroom! – 1GHZ Core and 2GHz Memory Broken

From what Eric Demers, lead chip designer?at ATI has hinted, there seems to be a lot of head-room built into the R520, and we’re starting to see its potential around the web now the worlds leading overclockers have there hands on them! Sampsa & Suvanto (who’s names sound like a Trance duo!)?have been able to clock an X1800XT to 1GHz core?and 2GHz on the memory?using LN2. Click the link for more details, but to wet your appetite here’s a screen shot of ATI tool. If you look closely there are small artifacts even in this screenshot so they must have been at the absolute limits here but still, its a great achievement.

Creative’s X-Fi and nForce4 Problem Discovered

Creative have acknowledged there is a problem with there new X-Fi soundcards and nForce4 motherboards. It seems bios updates can fix this problem but in cases where this is not possible Creative will replace the users soundcard. "A problem was identified on nForce4 based systems where the system ran into difficulties, related to the enumeration of the cards with 2MB (X-Fi XtremeMusic and X-Fi Platinum). This resulted in a variety of symptoms: – The system may freeze or not boot – The system may list multiple "Unknown PCI Device" entries and lead to a BSOD – The system may reboot repeatedly (when "Automatically Restart" is enabled in the Advanced system settings) Some motherboard manufacturers have already acknowledged this issue and released a BIOS update to resolve it. For systems where a BIOS update is not available we will be providing an alternative resolution in the form of a replacement card with modified firmware. Please contact Customer Support for your region for further details." You can find the?thread on Creatives forums here.

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