Misc Saturday News

By Per Hansson
Aug 2, 2003
  1. HardOCP has reviewed the nForce2 Ultra 400-based EPoX 8RDA3+ motherboard, which officially supports the 200mhz FSB of the XP 3200+ CPU.

    Xbit-labs reports that NVIDIA has taken a 60% share of the DX9 GPU market. NVIDIA can thank the FX 5200 series for that. have completed a roundup of graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA. The cards includes Radeon 9500, 9700, GeForce FX 5600, 5200 and a GeForce 4 Ti 4800SE:
    The obvious choice is the Radeon 9700. Not only are getting the best performance at 1024x768 and at 1600x1200, you are also getting the best image quality of all the cards tested here.

    Lost Circuits has reviewed the professional 3DLabs Wildcat VP990 graphics card, if you are in the workstation market you might be interested of this.

    Anandtech has done a new power supply roundup, using some quite clever testing techniques they find out which of their more than 18 power supplies fares best, go have a look for yourself.

    Sudhian has done some research on 3dfx, in part 1 they took a look at 3dfx history, in part 2 they examined the performance of the never released 4-gpu card Voodoo5-6000. High-res pics included as well...
    There's no doubt that the Voodoo5 6000 packed one mother of a punch, offering frame rates 30-50% higher than the GeForce2 GTS in most benchmarks and competing well against the Ultra and GeForce3.
  2. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    i am looking beyond

    those cards per;) things change, in the 9800/5900 cards
  3. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Topic Starter Posts: 1,929   +186

    Then you will be glad to know that I've just finnished a review of a 9800 GFX card which should get posted soon.
  4. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    that's great

    will you do a compare and contrast with the fx5900 as well?...........will, there also be a seperation of 9800 and 9800 pro cards?.......i have read the 256 varient is a waste of money in relation to the performance gains over the 128 ...........i'll be looking for it.....thx
  5. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Topic Starter Posts: 1,929   +186

    No, I do not have a 5900 to compare against... I will be comparing the 9800Pro to a 9700Pro...

    There will be 9800 128MB, 9800Pro 128MB and 9800Pro 256MB
  6. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    ok, great then

    the comparison would have created controversy.......hehe............but, nonetheless, i'd be inclined to the 9800 pro 128 version.........if, i were to chose ati..............i believe the performance crown has shifted to nvidia, in the 256 version of the fx 5900, due to ati's inability to garner a sufficient performance increase in thier 256.......oh well, just been watching prices, and, until a game appears that warrants it's use
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