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ATI RD600 chipset info abounds!

So there is this new CrossFire chipset for Intel processors inlcuding Conroe. I will let the article at HKEPC speak for itself. By the way there is a nifty picture as well.

nVidia Launches The 7950 GX2

nVidia GeForce 7950 GX2

GeForce 7950 GX2
Today nVidia released their latest high end videocard, and this one is a beast. The 7950 GX2 is nearly as powerful as two 7900 GTX's in SLi, the only difference is the clock speed is a little lower. I personally found it hard to consider this board a single card for purposes of comparing to the X1900XTX, however, since it will be priced around $600, sucks less power than an X1900XTX under load, fits in one slot, and will soon be Quad-SLi capable, I have no choice but to declare the 7950GX2 the fastest card on the planet.

The GeForce 7950 GX2 is 100% HDCP compliant!

This is the universe's first retail graphics card that is fully capable, compliant, and compatable with HDCP (High-bandwith Digital Content Protection). The reviews from Guru3D and the Tech Report reveal this fact. This is huge news and that is why I am posting it here on the front page.

The Wikipedia HDCP page.
The FiringSquad article that blew the whistle on HDCP and graphics cards.

An article from BEHardware on the same subject.

I am SO excited, and I just can't hide it! I'm about to lose control and I think I like it!

ATI's huge physics announcement.

ATI has officially announced today (at Computex) their plans to bring "Boundless Gaming" to the world. CrossFire users will be able to use 1 card for graphics and 1 for physics OR 2 cards for graphics and 1 for physics.

You can read [H]ard|OCP's take on it.

ATI's press release.

Heads up! At the bottom of [H]ardOCP's article there is a zip file that contains a very nice pdf from ATI with tons of details on their physics processing solution.

AGP users will get mid-range love from nVidia.

Digitimes has the info that AGP users need to know. nVidia will be releasing AGP versions of the 7600 GS and 7600 GT in the third quarter of this year. Will ATI be releasing more AGP cards as well? I do not think so. The X1600 series seems to be fulfilling that need quite well for now.

The current state of SLi and Cross Fire.

The hip cats over at [H]ard|OCP have written up an article on their recent experience with using X1900 XTXs in Cross Fire and 7950 GX2s and 7900 GTXs in SLi with Dell's new 30" monitor.  They talk about everything from installation to the driver control panels.  Enjoy it please.

Dual X1600 GPUs on one PCB coming soon.

HIS and GeCube are confirmed to have these cards in the works.  You can see some pics and read more about this over at DailyTech .

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