MSI Reveals Nvidia Geforce 9800GX2

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MSI ha recently revealed the new Nvidia Geforce 9800GX2 card at CeBIT 2008. While MSI is not the first company to do so, however they did not want to wait any longer to showcase the the top of the line card, which consists of two 8800GT (G92 Chipsets) cards in SLI and 1GB total GDDR3 memory.

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The card will be able to run on motherboards that dont have SLI support as it only uses one PCI-E port, and for SLI-Compatible motherboards, the options of a Quad Sli are also open! Continue reading

Nvidia 9600GT Benchmarks & Specs

The newly revealed Nvidia 9600GT card that was previously mentioned here has been benchmarked by Tomshardware, the premiere site for graphic card benchmarks. And L33tzone is proud to present the summary of the results for its readers.

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The 9600GT Is it just another version of the G92 – the same graphics processor all the GeForce cards such as GeForce 8800 GT 256 MB, 8800 GT 512 MB, 8800 GT 1 GB, 8800 GTS 512 MB,are based upon, however, the essential difference is that the G94 only has half the number of stream processors of the G92: 64. This pales in comparison to the 112 a “simple” GeForce 8800 GT 256 MB boasted, you’re thinking. That’s not untrue, but the shader frequency is higher (compared to the 8800 GT only, since the G92 on the 8800 GTS uses the same frequency), attaining 1625 MHz for these units (650 MHz for the rest of the GPU). But even at that frequency, the raw processing power of this G94 is still a full 38% lower than that of the 8800 GT.

the G94 has only 505 million transistors, or 33% fewer than the G92, and it has a surface area we measured at 225 mm2, or 31% smaller, despite the same engraving depth (65 nm). That value is still 15% higher than on the RV670 used in the AMD 3D graphics cards it directly targets.

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Intel being Sued for C2D Infringement

Intel Coorporation is being sued by The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) for patent Infringement of “Wisconsin-Madison invention that significantly improves the efficiency and speed of computer processing”.

WARF filed this complaint to ensure that the interests of the UW-Madison and its inventors are protected and that WARF receives the compensation to which it is entitled for Intel’s unlicensed use of the invention. This compensation will be used to advance continued research at the university. The foundation’s complaint identifies the Intel CoreTM 2 Duo microarchitecture as infringing WARF’s United States Patent No. 5,781,752, entitled “Table Based Data Speculation Circuit for Parallel Processing Computer.”

The technology, patented in 1998, was developed by four researchers at the UW-Madison, including Professor Gurindar Sohi, currently the chair of the university’s Computer Science Department. Intel has aggressively marketed the benefits of this invention as a feature of its Core 2 technology. “The technology significantly enhances opportunities for instruction level parallelism in modern processors, thereby increasing their execution speed,” states Michael Falk, WARF general counsel.

Via: WARF

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Graphic Card Comparisons: Performance & Price

This question has been in the minds of many people i have met, and ive helped quite a lot too, so here is a tabular breakdown of the graphic cards of Nvidia and Ati, arranged in Descending order with respect to Performance & Price.

Reading the table is simple:
The graphics cards with
similar overall performance are grouped into “tiers.” The top tier contains the highest performing cards available, and performance decreases as you go down the tiers from there. Continue reading

9800GX2 Specs Leaked !

Yes, its almost here … the unofficial specs of the Nvidia 9800GX2 are here !

 Exclusive: Nvidia GeForce 9800GX2 Toms Hardware

The first pictures of what seems to be the GeForce 9800GX2 have just popped up on the web. We now have a good idea of what the card looks like.
We know that the 9800GX2 has 2 printed circuit boards (PCBs), as did the 7950GX2 in its time, two graphics processing units (GPUs) using 65 nm nodes (most likely G92s with 128 stream processors), 1 GB of memory (512 MB for each GPU) and two DVI outputs.
We don’t know yet if the GeForce 9800GX2, which is supposed to be 30% faster than the 8800 Ultra, will support Quad SLI configurations.
The expected price: around $449 US. Expected announcement date: February 14, 2008

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