Sapphire is a company that first entered the retail graphics card market with the Radeon 9700 Pro, and has since become one of the bigger players in the graphics card industry. Today we’ll be looking at the Sapphire Radeon X800 Pro card comparing to ATI’s own retail Radeon X800 Pro graphics card as well as
Intel published some documents last week regarding the new E-0 stepping that would affect mPGA478 2.8A, 2.8E, 3.0E, 3.2E and 3.4E GHz, LGA775 520, 530, 540, 550 and 560 (2.8, 3, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6 GHz) and LGA775 with EM64T 3.2, 3.4 and 3.6 GHz. Apparently, E-0 step will incorporate more power optimizations and NX Bit.
Pat Gelsinger, delivering the keynote at the 41st Design Automation Conference here, outlined the many challenges facing designers in the coming years, from gate and source-drain leakage problems to funky and vexing variability issues which cannot be managed by contemporary tools. “We believe our design methodologies and our design tools need to be fundamentally reconsidered,”
Shuttle announced during Computex 2004 about the immediate availability of the XPC SK83G, XPC and SB61G2 v3, as well the much-anticipated XP17 flat panel display (FPD) and PN15 Wireless LAN (802.11g) Module. Check out more photos taken at the Computex 2004 Press Center, where Shuttle sponsored more than 30 sets of Shuttle XPCs and XP17
Tul has now released the latest PowerColor X800 Pro card called the Assassin Edition into the market featuring the recently launched X800 Pro VPU that sports 12 pipelines and equipped with 256MB of GDDR3 memory modules. Instead of a usual box, PowerColor uses a cool black backpack to contain this card and there are numerous
Computex was held over the week, from 1 – 5 June 2004, in Taipei. VR-Zone was there over the week to report this iconic event. Technology, lifestyle, work and fun ? They are all going to converge within the next few years.
We have heard some information regarding the NV48 GPU over at Computex. Apparently it will come in 2 variants; AGP 8x and PCI-E. NV48 could be out as soon as August and has higher core clock speed than the current NV40/NV45 and it could be native PCI Express based. On the ATi side, RV410 and
VR-Zone had the chance to meet up with ATi’s President & CEO, David E. Orton and he shared with the press his views on PCI Express, chipsets and the roadmap of ATi. More details inside.
During Computex 2004, VR-Zone had the chance to visit DFI’s booth in Hall 2. A total of 8 new motherboards were released. The new LANPARTY Intel boards (925X-T2, 915P-T)will feature: Socket 775 platform Karajan 8-channel audio codec High speed GbE LAN on PCI Express bus The new LANPARTY AMD board (nF3 ULTRA-D) will feature: AMD
AMD launched 4 new 64bit processors at this year’s Computex in Taipei. The processors announced were the AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 and AMD Athlon 64 processors 3800+, 3700+ and 3500+. The AMD Athlon FX-53 processor and AMD Athlon processors 3800+ and 3500+ are designed using AMD’s new 939-pin package. Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) capability (enabled
Over at Computex, several motherboard manufacturers revealed that they are not intending to make Alderwood 925X board right now because there is an updated version of the 925XE chipset coming out in August that has the ability to support 1066Mhz bus speed of the LGA775 Prescott and most probably DDR2-667 or higher as well. Anyway
Gigabyte has demonstrated a PCI Express based ATi R423 card running at their booth over at Computex. Interestingly, it is an R423 XT card running at a core clock of 500Mhz and memory clock of 1120Mhz. There won’t be any Pro version of the R423 card like the current X800 Pro that contains 12 pipelines
An NVIDIA NV45 Ultra card was spotted at Computex today with core clock running at 350Mhz and memory clock at 1Ghz. The core clock should be higher than 350Mhz when launched and the memory used is 2ns Samsung GDDR3. The whole architecture is similar to the NV40 but it has PCI Express interface through the
Had my first run with the Innovision 6800 Ultra with Dual Cascade cooling gives me 16734 3D marks with 600 Core 1190 Memory: Will be benching some more in the next few days. More here.
We have taken a look at the first retail Radeon X800 Pro card from ATi themselves. Check out how it match up against the 9800XT and FX5950 Ultra cards and its overclocking potential as well.
Reservation acceptance of new model Athlon 64/FX will be available in Japan. The upcoming socket 939 CPU are 3500+(2.2ghz, 512k L2 cache), 3800+(2.4ghz, 512k L2 cache) and FX-53(2.4ghz,512k L2 cache). Those new CPU are all dual channel with unbuffer memory supported.
Vmod your Radeon X800 for core, memory and overcurrent.
ATI will showcase its first 0.11-micron graphics chip, the Radeon X300 (RV370) and Radeon X600 (RV380) on June 3 at Computex Taipei including the Radeon X800. The Radeon X300 chips aim at the entry-level card market with prices below US$ 100. ATi is expected to complete tape-out of its next-generation VGA chips, using a 90nm
This should be the best mod of all this season, that is, to turn an X800 Pro into an XT Platinum by enabling the remaining 4 pipelines (one quad block). So far a few guys have managed to mod it successfully but many still don’t. However, there should be a reason for ATi to lock
VIA today announced that the new VIA EPIA SP Mini-ITX mainboard featuring the VIA PadLock Hardware Security Suite and the VIA CN400 Digital Media chipset with hardware-based MPEG-4 acceleration will be on display at Computex 2004, starting next week in Taipei. Optimized for the consumer electronics market, the VIA EPIA SP is the first VIA