Thursday, 20 March 2008

ATI & NVIDIA

GPUland has been going gangbusters of late - how many billion rendered poly's a second can we demand and they keep steppingup to the plate.

ATI have their brand spanking new Radeon HD 3870x2 beast of a card that sports two RV670 chips all xfired together inside the one card. This realease brings ATI back into the hunt for the high-end again just outpipping the mighty 8800 Ultra. There is even a quick comparison in my PCPowerplay mag showing that for a 'single card' it is super quick and saving money along the way.


[Image of the ATI Radeon HD 3870x2 from the InsideHW site]

InsideHW's review, Gamespot and Engadget all tell the same story - lots of grunt for a lowering price.

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But NVIDIA are set to unleash their 9000 series cards for one and all. The series will not only feature mighty single GPU cards, but also another stab at this same dual GPU card trick with the XFX GeForce 9800 GX2. The HardOCP site (full of the latest on everthing) has a look at this option which will even let us go insane with a quad 9800 SLI config - how fast will that be...


[Image of NVIDIA's GeForce 9800 GX2 from the HardOCP site]

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