Being in the business of licensing out GPUs rather than building them directly, Imagination’s PowerVR group has always walked a fine line in how they communicate with their direct customers (SoC integrators) who build their products, the developers who program for their products, and the end users who use their products. The end result is that most of Imagination’s public-facing information is either geared towards their direct customers or geared towards developers, fulfilling Imagination’s immediate needs but leaving out other details in the process. A quick look at the PowerVR section of Imagination’s website further backs that point, as it contains only a very high level overview of their products that makes it more useful to SoC integrators than end users or even developers.
Today, the 7800 GT hits the streets. More powerful than the 6800 Ultra at just about the same prices, the 7800 GT offers quite a punch for the money.
Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 8/11/2005
We had the chance to play with EVGA's latest 7800GTX this week. With default clock speeds of 490MHz and 1.3GHz (core/mem), this lifetime warrantied card is sure to please.
Josh Venning on 8/9/2005
Continuing our GeForce 7800GTX graphics card series, we look at BFG's solution this week. With a factory overclock and a t-shirt, many are interested in this part. Let's see...
Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 8/4/2005
The second in a series of vendor 7800 GTX reviews, we're looking at the MSI NX7800 GTX. How does this card measure up to the EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX?
Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 7/24/2005
CrossFire is still in development at ATI, but Gigabyte was kind enough to lend us a test system with a functional CrossFire master card.
Derek Wilson on 7/22/2005
First, in a series of vendor 7800 GTX reviews, we bring you the EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX. With a default overclock, does this card have what it takes to...
Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 7/16/2005
UPDATED... With the release of another current generation graphics engine, we investigate graphics performance over multiple classes of cards.
Derek Wilson on 7/7/2005
Today marks the release of NVIDIA's latest graphics solution. Is it simply a rework, or is there some real power under the hood?
Derek Wilson on 6/22/2005
In response to ATI's CrossFire, NVIDIA is introducing 16xAA for SLI in a driver soon to be released.
Derek Wilson on 6/9/2005
ATI is revealing information about the upcoming features and performance of their next 3 driver releases. Catalyst 5.6, 5.7 and 5.8 look to polish up ATI's software offering.
Derek Wilson on 6/9/2005
ATI is introducing a 16 pipe version of its M28 graphics processor. This part should be just as powerful as ATI's high end desktop parts. We take a look...
Derek Wilson on 6/6/2005
ATI antes up with its own flavor of multi-card gaming. Competing with NVIDIA's SLI technology, CrossFire brings a couple of new ideas to the table.
Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 5/30/2005
Having already looked at budget discrete solutions, we break out our integrated solutions to see how the latest on-board technology holds up.
Derek Wilson on 5/26/2005
We spend some time testing budget graphics cards with slower RAM in order to verify their predicted behavior on cheaper systems.
Derek Wilson on 5/19/2005
ATI was demonstrating Remedy's upcoming title Alan Wake on R520 silicon...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/18/2005
We take a quick look at the official unveiling of Microsoft's Xbox 360.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/12/2005
We have our hands on a HyperMemory board and some shipping TurboCache parts. Now, it's time to see which solution delivers on its promise of acceptable performance at extreme...
Derek Wilson on 5/12/2005
In a surprise to us, ATI decided to release their first 512MB as a member of the X800 XL family. With a $449 price tag, we investigate whether...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2005
We rounded up 6 MCE-compliant TV tuners and compared them to find out which one, if any, works its magic the best with a SD cable signal.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/12/2005