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First Mobile 9200 and Geforce Go 5200 benchmarks

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ATI announces AIW 9800 Pro

NVIDIA to show a First Look at E3

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Saturday, November 9, 2002

Are you ready updated again - Benjamin Sun
NVIDIA has updated their Are You Ready page again. This time , they've added a Extraordinary Engineering page where they give a story on NV30.

Click here to read the story . Here's a snip

Some folks in the industry ask: "Is the games industry ready for this level of advancement?" Kirk says they are. "The movie industry has taught us that 128-bit precision and incredible levels of programmability are absolutely necessary for cinematic-quality special effects. Half measures like 96-bit precision are inadequate for many critical functions, such as texture addressing, geometric calculations like reflection and shadows, and so on," says Kirk. "Likewise, limiting pixel shader programs to just one or two hundred instructions is way too restrictive. Most of the really interesting shaders that we've seen require as many as 500 instructions, and some require even more. What we're talking about here is the ability to make games and interactive content look exactly like movie special effects do. Higher limits will allow developers to make truly realistic objects that appear to be made of real materials, with realistic reflections and shadows, all in a single pass-and all in real-time. This is simply not possible without these higher limits," he says.
 

Interesting quote.



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Tuesday, November 5, 2002

AIW Radeon 9700 Reviews - Benjamin Sun
Sorry for not posting this yesterday, but ATI's AIW Radeon 9700 Pro has been reviewed at several sites. Speaking of which, if all goes well, I'll be able to review one in the near future (ATI said I should get one in  a short timeframe)

Click here for Gamers Depot's review

Click here for Anand's short review .

Click here for Hot Hardware's review


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Monday, November 4, 2002

NV30 information - Benjamin Sun
Apparently, a Korean website visited NVIDIA's Mania Day and came away with some interesting graphs. Interesting facts about NV30:

125 Million Transistors- 15 million more than Radeon 9700 and 2x the transistors of Geforce4 Ti 4600

51,000,000,000 floating point operations per second in the pixel shader

2x performance of Geforce4

Can render more than 100 Jurassic Park Dinosaurs at 100fps

Launch at Comdex available in December

Click here to read it


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