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X800GT, X800GTO to Support Crossfire

All of the X800 cards from ATI will support Crossfire, including the X800GT and X800GTO. You will need a master card in order to run it and have to wait for the?second driver release, as the launch drivers will?only support X800XT and X850XT derivatives. Hexus

Nvidia Drivers to Support Mix-Matched Graphics Cards

NVIDIA will be releasing Rel-80 drivers within the next month, which will support mix-matched graphics cards. Whilst it is unclear if it will currently down clock the performance of the faster card – it will show a clear upgrade path for users who have SLI and a single 6-series card. We should see this within the next month. Hexus

Gainward Launch 7800GT Variants

Gainward have?launched two 7800GT cards this week, the?Vanilla Ultra/3400 PCX XP 7800 GT and a Golden Sample version with increased clock speeds over the reference design. The vanilla Ultra/3400 PCX XP 7800 GT will run?at?400MHz core?/ 1000MHz memory speeds. The Golden sample will run with higher clocks which are yet to be decided upon.. Pricing for the vanilla card was not mentioned to me but you can buy it HERE for ?323.11. The price and availabilty of the Golden Sample is still to be disclosed. In my opinion the 7800GT’s are set to be a monumental success!

Nvidia: The Power of 3, or Marketing

Have you seen the banner ads around from Nvidia talking of "The Power of 3, coming 11th August? This has sparked quite a buzz over many forums asking the question? What is power of three? Speculation?is rife, with some guessing it may mean?three way SLI (duh). Anyhow, I have been told that "Power of 3" is not?a reference?to any new cards from Nvida or?some new form of SLI. Power of?3 is likely referring to?SLI, HDR and Shader Model 3.0, all feature ATI currently do not have in there line up. So that wraps up one of the best marketing campaigns of the year so far!

ASUS Cancels Dual-Chip GeForce 6800 Graphics Cards.

No real surprise there, with the 7800GTX days away this card would have sold poorly. Get the full story HERE

NVIDIA holding back an Ultra 7800?

You may remember reading early last week that an Ultra version of the?7800 is being held back from launch?and that?we at?PureOverclock were the first on thre web to say this. Now Hexus seem to be confirming this 🙂 Quote: NVIDIA’s G70 graphics processor, likely to be bound up in a range of products carrying GeForce 7 branding, may have an Ultra version waiting in the wings, to counter any ATI high-end product launch. You can read the full story HERE

G70 Specifications Confirmed ? Geforce 7800 GTX

I?ve just been told from a very, very reliable source that the G70, Nvidia?s next generation card will officially be called the 7800 (we all new that, didn?t we?).?It will?initially be available in three versions , the 7800 GTX, 7800 GT and 7800 and?they will be launched on the 22nd of June. I've just been told the new GTX moniker will?NOT replace the Ultra. An overclocked GTX will come some time after launch and this will be known as the 7800 Ultra. The Ultra may possibly be Nvidia's first 90nm part. Below is the specification for the 7800 GTX:


ATI’s R520 Spotted

While at E3 the Anandtech crew spotted an Intel PCI-e rig at ATI’s booth?with an R520?inside. Quote: "In a bit of a surprise, ATI is running working R520 silicon behind closed doors at their booth here at E3. The R520, not the GPU in the upcoming Xbox 360 but rather the next-generation PC GPU, was running in an Intel PCIe system at ATI’s booth. The system was used to demonstrate Remedy’s upcoming title called Alan Wake. The game itself was quite impressive, with an incredibly large and interactive environment, as well as some of the most impressive weather effects we’d ever seen." Read it HERE

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