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Late Christmas Present: ATi Mobility Radeon 9700
Fewer than six weeks into the new year, ATi is waking the mobile gaming community up from its state of winter hibernation with a new mobile DirectX 9 chip, the MR 9700. ATi's goal: nothing less than to close the performance gap between notebook and desktop graphics performance.

ASUS Radeon 9600 XT/TVD
ASUS's Top-Graphics Play Radeon 9600 XT/TVD Offers Top Graphics Pretences for Budget-Minded Gamer

Gigabyte With NVIDIA Again: Gigabyte GeForce FX 5950 Ultra
After more than a yearlong hiatus, Gigabyte has begun to offer cards again based on NVIDIA's graphics processor. Gigabyte's latest addition to an entire NVIDIA card family it plans to launch is the Gigabyte GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, so that now Gigabyte's roster includes cards powered by Ati as well as NVIDIA graphics processors. We see what, if anything, is special about Gigabyte's GeForce FX 5950 Ultra.

VGA Charts Part III
This year's THG VGA charts feature performance tests from ten different games and benchmarks, including an overview of 46 different graphics cards from ATi, NVIDIA, Matrox, S3 and XGI. We also included tests gauging anisotropic filtering and FSAA and a ranking of the cards by a price/quality ratio. As always, some of the results should surprise.

First Look: HIS' Radeon 9800 Pro Runs Cool and Quiet
The new HIS Excalibur Radeon 9800 Pro IceQ graphics card sports an especially effective and quiet cooling solution. This brief test, the first review in our new Short Take series, demonstrates why.

A New Graphics Kid on the Block: XGI Volari
A new player dares enters the graphics card market that ATi and Nvidia have dominated for so long. XGI (eXtreme Graphics Innovation), based in Taiwan of course, comes at the market leaders with a line of cards for a whole lot less money. We look at XGI's product range, and offer results of a beta model from XGI´s top model Volari Duo V8 Ultra.

NVIDIA Puts Its (New) Cards on the Table
NVIDIA tries to hit back at ATi's launch lead with its news enthusiast and mid-range graphics cards: the GeForce FX 5950 Ultra and the FX 5700, respectively. Does NVIDIA raise the bar for highend and mid-range graphics performance? Do incremental performance gains that both ATi and NVIDIA's new cards offer really matter in game play? Not that much really, but the very good news is that some really great graphics cards out there will become that much cheaper.

Facelift: The ATi Radeon 9600 XT
ATi has revamped its mid-range 9600 XT graphics card only a few days after ATi introduced its latest high-end Radeon 9800 XT. What does this card offer that its predecessor does not? And how does it measure up against its rivals from NVIDIA?

Ready For The Winter Games: ATI Radeon 9800 XT
With the Radeon 9800 XT ATI extends it product line upwards. The XT is clocked higher than the current top product and comes with a bunch of interesting features - not to forget an exclusive bundle of the game Half-Life 2 and ASUS as a new board partner. How the card performs or how the ASUS Radeon 9800 XT looks and much more you can find inside the article...

Aquamark3: Accurate Benchmarking for Old and New (DirectX9) Apps?
Massive released its new AquaMark 3 benchmark earlier this week and its utility is very promising. For one, NVIDIA's latest drivers are shown lacking. And that's just for starters.

Graphics Boosters For OpenGL Workstations
NVIDIA lets its Quadro FX 3000 and FX 500 cards out of the gate. ATI unveils its FireGL X2 and T2 devices. We tested the cards and compared them to the tried-and-tested FX 2000, FX 1000, X1 and Z1 products. Both companies, in a few cases, should have heeded American history icon Benjamin Franklin's words: "Haste makes waste."

Halflife 2 Benchmarks
After the surprisingly hard critics from Valve´s Gabe Newell on NVIDIA yesterday, the press today got the chance to get our own performance numbers in Halflife 2. Within the scope of ATI´s Shader Day event we were allowed to test on four machines that were provided by ATI. In the meantime, we also received an official statement from NVIDIA on the situation.

Q1 2004 Vendor Graphics Card Roundup
With over 20 different cards, this roundup packs in everything we need to make a decision on which vendor's card to buy. We will look at noise, heat, overclocking performance, and much more.

NVIDIA GeForce FX Personal Cinema Roundup - Asus, Chaintech, eVGA, and MSI
Multimedia solutions are generating more and more interest. NVIDIA tries their hand once more at their Personal Cinema line with better partner support, and they come to the table with a lot of changes...