Sneak peek on nVidia's next generation card

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  • Reply 1 of 8
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,268member
    ATI 9700 your days as King of the Hill are soon to be over!
  • Reply 2 of 8
    xypexype Posts: 672member
    [quote]Originally posted by hmurchison:

    <strong>ATI 9700 your days as King of the Hill are soon to be over!</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Bah, I will get a 9700 anyway. Just to help competition a bit.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    It will probably launch on PC 12 month ahead of mac, if it will ever come to mac... Im sceptic. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 4 of 8
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    From the article:



    [quote]...[T]he NV3x architecture really pushes the envelope with its "CineFX" architecture. This is intended to allow real-time cinematic effects in real-time, and has several key components.<hr></blockquote>



    Wow! Real-time effects in real time!



    Three cheers for the editors. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />



    Bad writing aside, it sounds like games are going to become truly breathtaking in the next couple of years. Just in time for the next version of Myst.
  • Reply 5 of 8
    xypexype Posts: 672member
    [quote]Originally posted by firelark:

    <strong>It will probably launch on PC 12 month ahead of mac, if it will ever come to mac... Im sceptic. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>



    I'm not that sceptic, but then I tought I'd be buying a G5 in january (2002), too.
  • Reply 6 of 8
    Nah, it'd be a simultaenous release. According to nVidia, they're slated to become the majority provider for video cards in Macintosh computer units, so why not? Reasoning from circumstances as they are... I would say that Apple will most likely release 8X AGP sometime this month. The only thing nVidia has to do is write the drivers for it.



    [ 08-01-2002: Message edited by: utmostcertainty ]</p>
  • Reply 7 of 8
    I'm trying to imagine how applications can be enhanced with QE combined with ATI and nVidia's new cards. Menu bars start to seem old when one imagines what may be possible. How about something such as FAST TRACK (like MS Project), all these textures rendered in real time can make it far easier to pack more information into charts and things while still being readable.
  • Reply 8 of 8
    telomartelomar Posts: 1,804member
    Before you get caught up on the NV30 ruling the roost keep in mind that within a couple months of its actual release ATI will be announcing the successor to their Radeon 9700, which has definitely been designed with an upgrade in mind in the near future. This is a card that will easily match the NV30 specs and probably surpass it slightly.



    On a side note I wouldn't be surprised to see ATI announce earlier than releasing just to steal some thunder from nVidia.
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