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Thursday, April 15, 2004

Tax Time!

If you are a resident of the U.S., this is your official friendly reminder that you have just over half of a day to get your taxes done and mailed out. Don't worry, I won't torment you by saying that I got mine done last month. Nor would I stoop so low as to say something like, "Neener, neener, neener."

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Review

Anandtech reviewed NVIDIA's latest video card, the GeForce 6800. This card is a monster. It's huge, it required TWO connectors to the power supply, and it's faster than blazes. NVIDIA recommends a minimum of a 480W power supply. Does anyone besides me think that soon we are going to have to redesign computers around NVIDIA and ATi's latest cards? Tom's Hardware ended their review this way:

What NVIDIA has achieved with the GeForce 6800 Ultra makes even experienced graphics cards editors shake their head in amazement and wonder. The performance this card offers will sweep graphics cards enthusiasts (the author included) off their feet and carry them off into a state of ecstasy in which they can only gape in awe at the sight of these simply amazing benchmark results - Freezinassin! (Ed note: what?!?) Compared to the GeForce 6800 Ultra, the former high-end models Radeon 9800XT and FX 5950 Ultra often seem like nothing more than cheap mainstream cards.

Granted, they are sometimes given to hyperbole, but it seems very clear that NVIDIA is not going to go the way of 3dfx. As a Linux user, I'm glad to see the performance crown go back (at least temporarily) to NVIDIA with their high-quality driver support. As a consumer, I'm glad to see ATi and NVIDIA keeping the pressure on each other to provide better solutions at lower prices. To quote The Master: It's all good.

The Master comments: Now, if I could just win the lottery so I could afford this card.

A.T. Hun comments: Actually, the card price isn't the bad part. It's the whole new system to go around it.

The Master comments: Well, isn't that part of the price of this card? :-) I don't know of a whole lot of boxes with that much power supply just lolling around with nowhere to go. I'd have to buy TWO power supplies to run that on my current rig.

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