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Archive for February 27th, 2021

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue detailed

Sony has just recently released the full feature list for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. The game will apparently feature only six tracks, including Suzuka and Fuji Speedway. Over sixty vehicles are also included. They range from the Volkswagen Golf and Lancer Evolution all the way to the Ford GT, Mazda RX8 and Aston Martin DB9. Sony note that the game will include a new Drift Mode, as well as two player split-screen racing and 16-player online races.

MSI, Jetway present 9600 GT’s with 2GB of memory

Hiding in the of shadows at CeBIT is two rather interesting 9600 GT's that both have one thing in common - they are outfitted with 2GB of memory. As you're guessing, adding the additional memory to relatively underpowered graphics cards is more of a bragging right than performance improvement. Nonetheless, Jetway's model is clocked at 650MHz for the core and 900MHz for the memory, while all we know about MSI's variant is that it has a DisplayPort output.

Catalyst 8.3 released, CrossFireX unleashed

Perhaps one of the biggest driver releases of the year, Catalyst 8.3 has been unleashed. As we've been detailing for some time now, this also marks the official introductions of CrossFireX, allowing you to pair up to four GPU's together, and Hybrid Crossfire, combining the IGP in the 780G chipset with a HD 3400 card to boost performance. AMD also touts - among the game fixes below - DirectX 9 anti-aliasing improvements, and HydraVision support in Windows Vista.

GeForce 9800 GTX pictured, arriving March 25th?

We've already seen one brief picture of Nvidia's 9800 GTX, though it left a lot to the imagination as it only showed the board's cooler. Expreview has now gathered another dozen shots, and they go beyond anything we've seen before of this board. The pictures confirm that the board does have two SLI connectors, meaning three-way SLI is on the cards. They also show the memory circling around the GPU like all G92 cards, and dual 6pin power connectors.

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