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#1 sdy284

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 09:18 AM

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Among the various agenda items at today's AMD press conference was a report card on it's plans for CPU/GPU integration — a part of the company's long term vision now that it has acquired graphics tech titan ATI. During the conference, company spokespeople were very frank about the lead in graphics performance that NVidia's 8800 graphic solutions have over anything that ATI has to offer. That said, company officials also argue that the true benefits of the 8800 won't kick in until software titles supporting Microsoft's DirectX 10 graphics APIs (aka "DX10") hit the market. Currently there are none. But by the time those software titles start to ship, ATI claims that its competition to NVidia's 8800, currently codenamed the "R600," will be ready by the time the DX10 titles that need the sort of power that it and NVidia's GeForce 8800 deliver.


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Posted 01 March 2007 - 09:32 AM

fixed :)

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 09:42 AM

whoops!

thanks, its fixed now

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 12:49 PM

Holy mother of video card! That thing is bigger then my keyboard.

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 12:52 PM

As far as I have heard and seen that card is the OEM card. 12" long. The retail card will be 9.5" long (which is just a tiny bit longer than the x1900xt).
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Posted 01 March 2007 - 05:38 PM

As promising as this card looks, i really hope ati does something about their drivers... besides poor linux support, they're just not very friendly IMO

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 09:27 AM

As promising as this card looks, i really hope ati does something about their drivers... besides poor linux support, they're just not very friendly IMO



This seems like a good start. I think I will give this new and improved version of CCC a go.

Catalyst™ 7.2 introduces a brand new version of the Catalyst™ Control Center for Windows XP. The new Catalyst™ Control Center delivers a number of significant enhancements:

* Significant performance gains; Catalyst™ Control Center start-up time has been substantially reduced, and overall responsiveness has improved.


I think I have been quite lucky on the driver side of things. I actually seem to prefer ATi's drivers to nVidia's.... :blush:
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Posted 02 March 2007 - 01:27 PM

Holy mother of video card! That thing is bigger then my keyboard.

It looks like there is a 80mm fan attached to the end.
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Posted 02 March 2007 - 01:51 PM

dang thats one mother of a OEM vid card! I can't believe the retail one will just be a bit longer than the card I have in my rig right now :o

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 01:56 PM

I think I have been quite lucky on the driver side of things. I actually seem to prefer ATi's drivers to nVidia's.... :blush:


:withstupid: atis drivers have taken a turn in the late 6xx catalyst series... lots of things to change, while easy to use. Then the current nVidia drivers I have no are EXTREMELY dummified, If I want to force AA, I have to go to "advanced" options, and scour through the heap of settings that I don't even need to see...


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Posted 02 March 2007 - 02:06 PM

that is very large, I would almost not feel safe putting that SOB in my case, it may bring down the mobo, especially with my XP-90C HS on there already, too much weight IMO

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 02:07 PM

http://www.hardocp.c...CxobmV3cywsLDE=

300 wats per card! I guess those 1k watt PSUs can be justified.