Let's neglect the above article, as you can read it (and my comment) later :P ;)
What's my "dream" portable? Here is the short list:
- has to be easily portable (dooh!)
- has to be usefull (dooh! ^2)
Ok, now for the long list, as above doesn't give too much info.. I'll mostly list same things here that I had have listed several years ago, just with updated components. Meaning it has to:
- be powerfull enough to run any modern OS;Vista excluded for now - Win XP, Linux, OS X, any of them
- for that it has to have x86 CPU, and the more powerfull the better (Intel Atom or VIA Isaiah would be nice)
- ofcourse this same CPU has to be low-powered 'cos there isn't space for huge batteries or cooling systems, hence Atom/Isaiah preference
- further on it has to have at least 2GB of DDR2 RAM (800MHz preferably)
- big storage is a must, and we're talking at LEAST 40GB disk at a very minimum, but the bigger the better, anything over this value that can be cost-effective and power-effective at the same time (SSD is out cos of price, flash cards 'cos of storage space)
- usual suspects for I/O have to be included meaning several USB 2.0 ports (4 would be perfect, 2 for optional mouse/keyboard, one for external drive, and one free for "other"), Gigabit Ethernet, DVI (integrated video of any sort as long as it can run video and OS just fine) and audio out
- wireless I/O should be well supported by Bluetooth, WiFi and even IR if there is space
- speakers of any sort except mono, and an integrated microphone ofcourse
- and on top of all the hardware - touch screen with as much pixels per inch, and as much inches without getting too big to stick in the large pocket or a briefcase/backpack/purse/whatever-you-use-to.carry-stuff-around
- battery which can endure at least 2 consecutive full-length movies, meaning 3h of full-throttle usage
Now above listed things are bare minimum, but on top of that, I'd like to see some cheapo and not-so-cheapo additions. "Cheap" part would be these:
- add a nice "higher" quality camera (don't give me 0.3 Mpix camera, if my 2-year-old-back-than-50$ cell phone had better!); should be at least 2.0 Mpix
- FM radio would be real nice, as even cheapest MP3 players have it, so it can't be expensive or complicated to implement - and please not through proprietary headphones (like in some cells), I want to use any speaker or headphones for listening!
- soft carry-bag, to protect from scratches and not adding much weight/size to the package
And a several "advanced options", even if not all models would have all of these:
- bundeled external DVD writer, or at least as a VALUE-added option (value means that it should be cheaper than me going to the store and buying burner plus an external case!)
- those multitouch functions from iPhone sound just nice (pinching, zooming, rotating and stuff like that)
- projected keyboard - to save space, but add functionality at the same time
- intergrated space for SIM-card and mobile phone functionality, including 3G+ connectivity would be great option, unless you can bundle a cheap phone with it :)
Now, if you can make all of the above, minus advanced stuff, for let's say 500$? I think it can be done, although I don't have a source for all the prices here are my "best guesses":
- 49€ Atom CPU + board (80$)
- 40$ for 80GB 2.5" HDD
- 45$ for 2x 1GB SODIMM DDR2
- 200$ for LCD and chasis (I threw this number from nowhere to say the truth, but I think it's more than enough)
- 5$ for integrated speakers, 5$ for FM, 5$ for bag (I gave more than enough space here ;P )
- 20$ for Bluetooth/IR
- 25$ for power adapter
- 40$ battery
-- rough total
So - going under 500$ is attainable for this device, and you have enough space to earn some money if you sell it for 499$.
For extra 100-150$ I think you could have all the "advanced" stuff in it as well, together with a more powerfull battery to endure all of that.
To tell the truth, it is still pricey in my book, but when I see phones selling for the same price, this would indeed be CHEAP. As nothing can measure with using your favourite desktop apps on the move, and not having to lugg around a laptop..
Am I living in a fantasy world? Please, do comment..
As for a remainder of my thoughts about this device, please check back later today or tomorrow, as I intend to illustrate a week of life using such portable PC, and what could you do with it, that you usualy do in other ways right now ;)
Since we're already on next-gen graphics, here are my thoughts on some data posted around last week on HardOCP. Some of these are already confirmed by some news on HardOCP and Fudzilla, just like it's starting to leak all over the web as well :)
EDIT (Jan 17th): Updated few things (where font is different :) )
EDIT (Mar 24th): Updated with closing thoughts/facts and closed the article (at the end)
So to sum up the things a bit..
9800 GX2 looks to be SLI of 8800 GTS cards (2x 65nm GPUs, 2x512=1GB, 2x128 stream units=256). Quoted "at least" 30% over 8800 Ultra could be fine with this, though number is a bit low so maybe they'll be a bit lower clocked compared to 8800 GTS
Next in the speed bin is 9800 GTX. They say it's slower than GX2 (ofcourse), and should be faster than 8800GT/GTS. So we're either looking at only renamed 8800GTX-> 9800GTX, specially since this is the only one of the new cards that sports triple-SLI, or at best it's a bit overclocked 8800GTS. Let's face it, if GX2 is 30% over Ultra, and current 8800GTS is pretty close, this one won't be much improved version (so you can forget 512bit memory controlers, maybe just 100-200MHz memory speed bump at most!)
Next in line is 9800GT. No info at all.. Fishy isn't it? By the looks of the above two cards, things are even too fishy, and 8800GT->9800GT renaming pops to my mind. I mean, face reality. 8800GT 512, 8800GTS 512, 8800GTX and 8800Ultra are all in some 10-15% range. Once added 9800GTS, and 9800GT do you really think anything more can be expected? Even if we're looking at 40% difference in performance across range, it's hard to expect much from THIS nVidia.
And so we're left with either 8800GT/GTS being tweaked and renamed to 9800GT/GTX (and quickly pulled from the shelves in current form) or JUST being renamed..
And than we have 9600GT which is already going to the lower end, possibly replacing 8800GT 256MB. New PCB design could just as well be explained by the news that nVidia is "suggesting" to partners to lower number of PCB layers to cheapen the cards making it more competitive to HD38xx cards. (later in few articles it was confirmed that this card looks a lot like 8800GT, same cooling and all. Performance will be similar to 8800GS, maybe bit lower, and a bit better than ATi's 3850 with 256MB of memory. Quoted specs seem to be 650MHz for the GPU, with the 512MB of 256-bit GDDR3 memory at 1,800MHz and the Shaders at 1,625MHz.Also, seems that it's not G92 but cut-down version called G94 which is much smaller in size, meaning less costs for all, right?)
I won't even bother with 8800GS, since I think it's not even shrink, I'd say they are selling off old G80 inventory and possibly old stock of GPUs with smaller errors where they can still use them if they disable few units and underclock them (memory configs speak in that direction). (cards started to appear, 384MB DDR3 at 700MHz, 580MHz core, shaders at 1450, 192bit mem interface, 96 stream processors. Of course, clocks can and will be higher for OCed versions)
My bet would be:
9800 GX2 = 2x 8800GTS
9800 GTX = a bit tweaked 8800GTS 512MB (with possibly 1GB comming later)
9800 GT = more or less renamed 8800GT 512MB, maybe few Mhz boost
9600 GT = bit lower/higher clocked 8800GT 256MB, depending on HD3850 pricing/sales EDIT: coupled with cheaper production boards ofcourse :P
8800 GT/GTS EOL in all versions currently available as soon as 9800's are out
8800 GS EOL in 2 months after they sell those old G80 GPUs
8600 GTS and lower cards will hopefully stay the same cards as they are :P
EDIT: There are also 9500 cards on the go, but that will be just for non-gaming folks probably..
Closing thoughts (Mar 24th): So here we are, April is near, and it had been confirmed in several ways. 9800 GX2 is released, and it is indeed not much more than 2x 8800GTS with just a bit different clocks. 9800 GTX should be out on 1st, and is same as GTS, just with 25MHz higher core clocks, higher memory clocks (1100MHz is current info), and tri-sli connectors. Since we had 1GB GTS cards coming out lately, 9800 GTX will too, just not the first day - so far only 512MB. 9800GT is close to release as well, and since GTX wasn't upped a lot from 8800 GTS, this card can't go much higher either. So count at more memory/core clocks, and possibly tri-sli connector, but even this wasn't confirmed. 9600GT is out now for a while, it did get a "new" chip, but it was just lower-cost G92 version. Big change that came with 9600GT was huge improvements to SLI performance, GX2 followed, so everyone expects that nVidia included same tweaks to new chips for 9800 GT/GTX. As the end, all the 8xxx will be EOL soon. So I didn't miss much with my mid-January predictions.
And at the end - who profits the most with this new 9xxx lineup refresh? First let's agree - lower-midrange through 9600GT which is a stellar card, especially as an upgrade option in future (SLI). And second, and foremost - any SLI user of these new cards. SLI had been improved in lots of ways: through tweaks inside chips and cards, driver updates, Vista patches, game patches... So here we have a bright future for SLI. I won't say bright for GX2 card, even though it looks nice in the end, but ordinary multi-card SLI setups will be more used in future obviously, and these tweaks/patches/updates will benefit all, not just high-end users as it was thus far (see 9600GT SLI reviews).
So this is it, I conclude this article, and will do the same with "graphics roadmap" article, even though that one is never-ending-story; of course ;) But you can check it out as well :)
Ok, I've only took data from dozen of news that appeared during last few days on Fudzilla.com and "compiled" them in one easier-to-read article. I hope you'll enjoy it more in this way ;)
EDIT (Jan 15th): I've decided to keep this one updated for next few weeks until situation gets clear finally :)
EDIT (Feb 9th): Cleaned up and rearranged a bit, hopefully it's easier to read now ;) You've got 5 sections now, I've added Crossfire as some mighty interesting news are popping up, so start reading :P
EDIT (Feb 12th): Section 6 added - ATi RV740 for mainstream coming in Q3. More below!
EDIT (March 24th): Closing the article with a few final words in each "unfinished" section, as I won't be updating this article anymore, as most of things are already done-and-out. Same is applied to nVidia's roadmap article over here. Once there is more news, I'll probably open new articles dedicated to RV7xx and GT200 cards, but won't go this wide in same article..
Recent news about new Crossfire drivers (Catalyst 8.x) and upcoming CrossfireX drivers are getting interesting.
First off, we have an interview telling us about expected performance in CrossfireX. It's interesting, but not as much as next info that came in!
As of Catalyst 8.1, you can mix 38xx cards in different configurations, and it had been tested and confirmed! So far, it's been confirmed and benchmarked with a mix of 3870/3850 cards, which had different memory sizes, and clocks. And it seems that it works, since 2x3850 is slower than 3870/512MB+3850/256MB which is again slower than 3870/512MB+3850/1GB. Of course, 2x 3870/512MB is fastest combo, but in a few situations it looks like extra memory in 512+1GB configuration helps to beat it even though 3850/1GB has a bit less raw processing power. Interesting indeed! And with CrossfireX which supports more than 2 GPUs, you should be able to mix 3870X2 with these cards as well!
What else can we expect? I don't know, but this is first time that I got hooked up to multi-card scenario, as buying 3850 now can be a good thing, since later on you can even add 3870 X2 and still get extra performance from your "good old 3850". Only thing to see now, is - will we be able to mix cards that are even more different? I'm talking about both 36xx+38xx and 3xxx+R700 family.
Any way you turn it - cheers to AMD/ATi teams! They've done a huge thing!
Btw, just a side note, Tomshardware tested PCIe 1.x vs 2.0, and what kind of effect 4x/8x/16x slots have on current cards. And while in early days you couldn't spot any difference between these, and even AGP was pretty close, those numbers suggest that you should stick it to dual 16x slots if you intend to do Crossfire/SLI. PCIe 2.0 doesn't do much at the moment (~2% advantage), but we're talking about R700/GT200 coming soon, and the difference will increase with time. So if you're building new rig, get yourself a 2x 16x PCIe 2.0 motherboard like Intel's X38/X48, and AMD's or nVidia's higher end 700-series (beware here, they both sometimes mix 2.0 and 1.1, just as 16x/8x slots, and it all depends on versions used and how was certain motherboard made, so check MBO specifications before buying!)
EDIT (March 24th): New CrossFireX driver is out, so go and see the results, there are lots of them on the web :)
AMD (ATi) Radeon HD 3870 X2
A Taiwanese forum has scored the first pictures of the Radeon HD 3870 X2 in the nude, as well as the first benchmark figure ever, although at first look 9,573 doesn't look that great in 3DMark 06. However, the test was not run at standard settings, but rather at 2,560x1,600 and the CPU was a Core 2 Duo E6600 at stock clocks with 2GB or RAM, so this is hardly a monster system. We've seen it and heard it from a few sources, but it looks like two R680s, Radeon 3870 X2 will score just over 20,000 in 3Dmark06. It is quite good scaling and it looks like a great score for a non-overclocked system. It will be interesting to see it performing in all games, but that is another matter altogether. The cards are scheduled for introduction at the end of January, but the final driver for four chips will be later in Q1. It looks like the real deal and the drivers are reporting PCI Express 2.0 x8, which should be correct for each of the GPUs, as they're sharing a x16 slot. The card has 1GB of GDDR4 memory, but there was no screen shot of any clock speeds. However, the author of the post claims the GPU's are clocked at 770MHz with the memory at 2,250MHz. We said this back in 2007, but let us be clear on one thing. Nvidia’s upcoming high-end sandwich board, Geforce 9800 GX2, is going to end up faster than a single Radeon 3870 GX2. This comes as no surprise, as Nvidia’s single G92 is faster than a single RV670, and in the same matter a dual chip Nvidia beats ATI. Radeon 3870 X2 will be very competitive, as its single chip brother is still a bit slower compared to Nvidia. We still believe that Radeon 3870 X2 will have quite good sales, as it will be significantly cooler than Nvidia’s card and it will be available in massive numbers.
EDIT (Jan 17th): We have confirmed that R680 dual chip RV670 will launch on 23rd of January, together with Radeon 3670 / 3650 and 3450 cards.
EDIT (Jan 23rd): ATI fixed the price of R680 dual chip card to just above €400 and retailers should be selling them for €410 while etailers should offer them for up to €430.
Since Jan 23rd is here, we have seen launch of 3870 X2, 3670, 3650, 3470, 3450; we have already come to know 3870/3850 cards; and we have few rumors about variations on some of those cards (3690), but pretty much it's all out now. Next step is R700/RV770...
EDIT (Jan 30th): Well, I'm here again, just wanted to add few links (see below) about few new water-cooled 3870 X2 which look REAL nice (especially CoolIT's water block :) ), info about new DDR4 versions of 3800 X2 coming soon as well, and finally PowerColor's new X2 card which has 4xDVI and on a smaller card, with smaller and lighter (non-reference) cooler, and increased clocks even! So enjoy, links are below with todays date, like I've said :)
EDIT (Feb 7th): Just added link to story about Vmod of X3870 X2, a link to pictures of Sapphire watercooled card, link to note about cards being on sale for as low as 360€. All links below, with Feb 7th date..
EDIT (March 24th): My last update here. Just wanted to point to the rumors that updated 3870 cards should be close, both for single and dual (X2) configurations, as some new tweaked chips are prepared. This is similar to nVidia re-releasing 8800 GT/GTS as 9800 GT/GTX with a bit tweaked chip, but it is believed that AMD (ATi) won't change names (again) like nVidia did, as they've done it already when jumping from HD2xxx to current HD3xxx series. These new cards will be based on new A12 revision of RV670 chip. And there are few more tweaks that will apply to X2 cards, as new PCI-e 2.0 bridge chip and probably faster GDDR4 memory. If only they could fix AA/AF problems in these chips..
nVidia Geforce 9800 GX2
A few independent sources have confirmed that D9E, Nvidia's sandwich board, will officially launch as Geforce 9800 GX2. The add-in board's partners got the final okay on the name, so they can now proceed on designing their own boxes and printing.There is no way back from here. A few sources also independently confirmed that the board should launch by mid-February time. Geforce 9800 GX2 will have a massive cooler in-between two PCBs. The cooler itself will have a two copper parts that will fit on the GPUs and it will be placed in the middle. The board needs two power connectors, one 3x2 and one 4x2, and it will need about 200 Watts. It will run very hot, but we are sure it will be stable. In the end the performance matters, and this will be fastest thing around.
EDIT (Jan 17th): Geforce 9800 GX2 dual G92 dual chip sandwich design will end up as expensive as 8800 Ultra, if not even more. The price is not final, but it looks like an expensive piece of marchitecture. You are talking about two 8800 GTS boards glued together, along with an expensive cooler, and of course, Nvidia wants to get some profits out of it. You should be looking at $600 and probably even more for such a card. (I have to agree here, if only by taking current 8800GTS price of roughly 350$, few trims here and there, and you can't go below 600$...)
EDIT (Jan 28th): According to some photos that popped up on Chiphell, it looks like 9800 GX2 and 8800 GTS 512MB are siblings, but there will be some differences as well, as GTS apparently uses G92-400-A2 chip, while GX2 has G92-450-A2's onboard (see link below for pictures). Differences in chips are yet unknown.
EDIT (Jan 30th): A few sources have indicated that Geforce 9800 GX2 dual G92 board, codenamed G9E, has been delayed until after the 21st of February. (Note that 9600 cards will be postponed till the same date! Links below, as usual)
EDIT (Feb 7th): Some of Nvidia partners have said that they will be ready to showcase Nvidia's Geforce 9800 cards at Cebit. So, the launch will be either at Cebit or shortly before Cebit. Cebit starts on March 4th.
We've got our hands on a very interesting piece of information about the upcoming GeForce 9800GX2 card and it looks this these cards will run hot enough to prove to be dangerous if you touch them while in use.
Each of the PCB's seem to feature 1GB of memory on this specific card. Now we can't be 100 percent sure that this is the case, as it could simply correlate to the total ammount of memory on the card, but comparing other manuals from the same manufacturer seems to imply that this card might very well come with 2GB of graphics memory.
EDIT (Feb 18th): The GPUs will be clocked at 600MHz, that's 50MHz slower than the 8800 GTS, or the same as the 8800 GT. The Shaders will apparently be clocked at 1,500MHz, again slower than the 8800 GTS which has its Shaders clocked to 1,625MHz.
The memory clock is somewhat higher at 1GHz or 2GHz effectivley for the GDDR3 chips, but this is a mere 60MHz faster than a stock clocked 8800 GTS and is unlikely to make a huge difference (Btw, rumors are that launch is postponed - again; probably until end of March)
EDIT (March 24th): This card is out, so go googling for the reviews.. There are even few early quad-SLI articles.. I'll just confirm that above rumors were right, except clocks were tweaked a bit, not much, but they were.. and partners will OC the cards after all. Good work nVidia, for having this hot card overclockable enough so that partners can do it and sell it as a factory OCed cards :)
nVidia GT200 (ex G100) chip and cards
D8E is Geforce 9800GX2, and that is already a done deal, but after that comes a new high-end card. We know that this product is expected in the middle of this year and that Nvidia is working on it. Is it G100? The new codename is GT200. We've learned that the next generation Nvidia is going to have more than a billion transistors. 45nm simply won’t be possible this year, and as far as we know GT200 will be 55nm or, in worst case, 65nm. We have received mixed information on this particular matter. Nvidia already has plans to transition to 55nm in 2008, as this half node means smaller and cooler chips. We are probably talking about second half of 2008, but Nvidia is already talking to TSMC about going to this process. It will be an interesting chip to compete with and it is scheduled for the second half of the year. It will definitely be significantly bigger than R700, but only when you understand that R700 is two, rather than one, chip. In this early stage, we've learned that even in the next generation Nvidia doesn’t plan to support DirectX 10.1 API. Nvidia wants to continue its DirectX 10 path, and there's a good chance that it will simply migrate to DirectX 11 before it supports DirectX 10.1. As Nvidia has a dominant position in game development and in the publishing community it doesn’t look that DirectX 10.1 has a lot of chances in 2008, but ATI will certainly push a title or a few that will have full support for DirectX 10.1.
UPDATE (Feb 1st): We've learned that Nvidia's real next generation chip, codenamed GT200, is a 65nm chip. It sounds like it will be rather hot, as last time we reported about it we learned that it will have more than a billion transistors. We also know that the GT200 is going to be hotter than the 9800GX2 dual chip card with two G92’s inside and that is quite a challenge.
UPDATE (Feb 7th): Such a card will have a thermal design power of 250W, which is even more than the R600. The thermal design power (TDP) number is usually the worst possible scenario and we know that the R600 had a dual slot cooler and Nvidia doesn’t have any choice but to do the same. GT200’s TDP is 250W it will need two power connectors, but this is nothing unusual as we’ve seen this with R600, R680 and Geforce 9800 GX2 dual chip will have the same.
UPDATE (March 24th): Not much news here, even though a lot of time had passed.. Probably just because everyone talk about new 9800 GT/GTX/GX2 cards - so don't worry, new things will come by inevitably :) Once there are more news, you can even expect a new roadmap-article; but I'll try to keep it bounded to GT200 only :D
AMD (ATi) R700/RV770 cards/chips
ATI's next generation high-end R700 will be made of two RV770 chips. It will be the successor of the R680 (note: 2x RV670) concept and we are looking at two chips on the same card. This product should come in Q2, probably later than sooner. RV770 is naturally the DirectX 10.1 successor of the very successful RV670, the chip that gave Nvidia so many headaches, and RV770 looks like an even bigger trouble maker.
UPDATE (Jan 15th): RV770 is taped out and it looks very promising. This chip will be used for mainstream, performance and high end products and we can tell you that it should end up significantly faster than RV670. From what we have learned, it should be more than fifty percent faster, although we heard even higher numbers. It is made at 55 nanometre. This baby is scheduled for late Q2 if not early Q3.
UPDATE (Feb 7th): It looks as if ATI might be the first company to embrace DDR5 memory. GDDR5 obviously offers better memory bandwidth, and traditionally new memory is faster and cooler than the previous generation.
We've learned that ATI's next generation performance chip codenamed RV770 performs much better than its RV670 predecessor. Our sources used the words „significantly faster than RV670“ and other independent sources have said that chip will be more than fifty percent faster than the existing generation.
RV770 is a 55 nanometre chip and if all goes superb it will launch around Computex time (early June) but the final silicon are out and they work well. It still has to take a few months from the first silicon to the final production chip but it’s good to know that the chip looks good now.
UPDATE (Feb 12th): ATI's new flagship performance and high-end chips will have the ability to use GDDR5 memory. GDDR5 promises some crazy frequencies all the way up to 2.5GHz / 5GHz effectively, which is more than two times faster with what you can achieve today with GDDR4.
UPDATE (March 24th): Not much here either, except ATi marketing slides claiming 2x performance over RV670 for a single RV770 card, though probably only at top resolutions and with AA/AF (which is bugged in current cards anyway). And that's it - so far. But there will be much more news once this wave of nVidia/ATi refresh cards is past us, everyone is just too busy writing about cards that had just came out or will be out in a week or two, so be patient ;)
AMD (ATi) RV740 mainstream cards/chips
RV740 is ATI's new mainstream card, and from what we know, it is scheduled for the second half of 2008. The new card is planned as ATI's ultimate mainstream, and this is what ATI needs to compete with the soon-to-be-launched G94 based 9600GT.
The new RV740 also brings a 256-bit memory interface and it is a 55 nanometer-based chip made my TSMC. The 256-bit memory will move this mainstream card to the next level and will certainly mean that you will be able to set higher settings such as FSAA and Aniso.
We also know that it will be drastically faster than RV630 and RV635, but we wouldn’t expect anything less than that. Currently it looks like Nvidia will have a massive lead with its 9600GT, as the card is supposed to launch withing the next 10 days, while ATI's chip is scheduled for second half of 2008, probably in the summertime.
EDIT (March 24th): I haven't had time to update this before, but there aren't much news anyway. You can just add few more codenames to low-mid ranges, starting from lowest RV710, through RV730, to already known RV740. You can click here to read the article.
Links (by date of publishing, all but one by Fudzilla):
- Next gen Nvidia is GT200
- GT200 has over a billion transistors
- Nvidia has 55nm chips tapped out
- R700 is two RV770s
- Radeon HD 3870 X2 gets benchmarked
- Two R680s score over 20K in 3Dmark06
- GT200 won't do DirectX 10.1
- 9800 GX2 clearly wins over 3870 X2
- Geforce 9800 GX2 is very hot
- Geforce 9800 GX2 is the official name
- 9800 GX2 to cost more than Ultra (UPDATE Jan 17th)
- RV770 taped out (link goes with the UPDATE from Jan 15th)
- Nvidia GT200 is a single PCB (UPDATE Jan 17th)
- Radeon 3870X2 to launch on January 23rd (UPDATE Jan 17th)
- RV770 engineering samples are out (UPDATE Jan 17th)
- Radeon 3870 X2 works at 825MHz (UPDATE Jan 23rd)
- Radeon HD 3870 X2 benchmarked (UPDATE Jan 23rd)
- Asus R.O.G. Radeon HD 3870 X2 pictured (UPDATE Jan 23rd)
- Radeon 3870 X2 to retail from €410 to €430 (UPDATE Jan 23rd)
- 9800 GX2 taken appart (INQ/VR-ZONE/CHIPHELL - Jan 28th)
- 9800GX2 delayed until after 21st of February (UPDATE Jan 30th)
- HD 3870 X2 gets water cooling (UPDATE Jan 30th)
- PowerColor's new HD 3870 X2 design (UPDATE Jan 30th)
- Geforce 9600 to launch on 21st of February (UPDATE Jan 30th)
- ATI partners prepare 3870 X2 DDR4 (UPDATE Jan 30th)
- Nvidia's GT200 is a 65nm chip (UPDATE Feb 1st)
- R700 supports GDDR5 (UPDATE Feb 7th)
- Partners to show 9800 at Cebit (UPDATE Feb 7th)
- GT200 thermal design power (TDP) is 250W (UPDATE Feb 7th)
- Foxconn's guide to Vmod the HD 3870 X2 (UPDATE Feb 7th)
- Nvidia partner warns users of 9800GX2 heat (UPDATE Feb 7th)
- Sapphire's water cooled Radeon 3870 X2 pictured (UPDATE Feb 7th)
- GeForce 9800 GX2 might get 2GB of memory (UPDATE Feb 7th)
- 3870 X2 available for €360 (UPDATE Feb 7th)
- RV770 chip performs great (UPDATE Feb 7th)
- GT200 has two power connectors (UPDATE Feb 7th)
- 9600 GT to launch on February 19th (UPDATE Feb 7th)
- RV770 and R700 to use GDDR5 (UPDATE Feb 12th)
- RV740 is ATI's new mainstream (UPDATE Feb 12th)
- GeForce 9800 GX2 clock speeds revealed (UPDATE Feb 18th)