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Ali
28th April 2002, 18:41
From: http://www.penstarsys.com/editor/Today/nvidia2/nvda_gi_2.htm

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It seems we are now approaching yet another Golden Age of 3D, except this one will be much more impressive! NVIDIA has just released its GeForce 4 series of cards that addresses the market from top to bottom and adds some very important features. ATI is holding steady with the Radeon 8500 chip, but has released a new product lineup that is much more competitive with what NVIDIA has. ATI is also hinting at the release of the R250 chip, which is the successor to the Radeon 8500, and we could see that as early as this summer. Creative Labs has bought 3DLabs (makers of the Permedia chip) and promises to release a new product that will be aimed at the mainstream market. Matrox is about to wade in with what looks to be a very impressive product which is codenamed Parhelia. SiS also has released its Xabre series of chips which promises DirectX 8 support for the value and midrange market. Trident is even joining in the fray with what looks to be a well designed notebook part that supports full DX8.1 compliance


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Matrox has shown working Parhelia behind closed doors and all initial indications point to a very impressive product that will put Matrox back in the limelight. The R250 from ATI will be making it to shelves this summer, and the performance and feature gains over the current Radeon 8500 are there. SiS is looking to capture the bottom half of the market with its impressive Xabre series of chips. Creative/3D Labs are aiming at the mainstream and workstation market with a late fall release of their chip. Trident is also hoping to take away the gains that both ATI and NVIDIA have made in the mobile space, and they look to be able to do this with their DX8.1 notebook chip (which features an amazingly low power draw).


Ali

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And some more:


With the release of the GeForce 4 series, NVIDIA has made a definite push to get into the business market, a place where Matrox makes the vast majority of its money. The Quadro series has expanded to feature multi-monitor configurations as well as the traditional digital content creation products. NVIDIA in fact hired a few ex-Appian engineers to help them develop their multi-monitor products. This experience has lead to the nView feature on all their GeForce 4 cards. NVIDIA is going to have a hard time making further inroads into the business and professional market due to Matrox about to release a new, very competitive part

xortam
28th April 2002, 19:28
Originally posted by Ali
From: http://www.penstarsys.com/editor/Today/nvidia2/nvda_gi_2.htm ...
"Matrox is about to wade in with what looks to be a very impressive product which is codenamed Parhelia." ...
Judging from all the excitement around here I'd say its more like a cannonball!

ALBPM
28th April 2002, 20:03
Hmmm...

About a five bagger according to this page.
Cannonball (http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/orbits1.htm)

Or How about this....
Virtual Cannon (http://jersey.uoregon.edu/vlab/Cannon/)

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/pmahl/nVdiot.jpg
"nVidiot" The Human Cannonball



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[GDI]Raptor
29th April 2002, 00:00
Let's hope Matrox get's ther chip out soon! It will be funny to see all desperate nVidiots :D

cerb
29th April 2002, 04:47
But for all you know they could have got all that info about Parhelia from here. They don't actually say anything that hasn't been said here (though, I didn't check out the link - just read the quoted bits, so I may be wrong)

Steve_Cooper
29th April 2002, 05:28
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Jammrock
29th April 2002, 12:41
I have a flying machine!

knirfie
29th April 2002, 12:46
what a lot you can miss in 4 days time

[GDI]Raptor
29th April 2002, 13:17
Ahhhh!
I remember the good old times, lets hope this will be the situation Soon....

MadScot
29th April 2002, 14:12
I sure hope the new matrox card can beat a TNT, too! :D

But thne I have higher hopes than that!

MadScot

ALBPM
29th April 2002, 18:42
Updated pic.....LOL:D :D

Greebe
29th April 2002, 19:04
HAHAHA way cool Paul :D

Captain Marvel
30th April 2002, 10:25
:D Round 2

FormerEx-SalesSoup
30th April 2002, 10:49
i had to steal this for my avatar :)

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mdhome
30th April 2002, 12:13
LOL, those pics really did make me chuckle.


Regards MD

MK
30th April 2002, 16:50
Captain Marvel - I this picture originating from AGN3D.com ??

MK

ALBPM
30th April 2002, 17:53
LOL....You can read that fine print :eek: :cool:

We know MK is not using an nBlur card.:D :D



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Greebe
30th April 2002, 17:59
What's the matter Pauly your 24" Sony not big enough after squinting at those chips all day/night? :p

ALBPM
30th April 2002, 20:36
No it's from squinting at 17" monitors at work all day with brand X video cards. They won't let me build my own system like the National Labs did.

Paul

Captain Marvel
1st May 2002, 10:55
maybe whomever did that just modded the previous picture and left that on there so it didn't look like an even bigger "borrowing".

Greebe
1st May 2002, 10:58
Funny that they would give away all those PC loaded with Matrox cards to their employees, but don't want quality Inside™

Geek
1st May 2002, 12:56
Thats all companys do these days, give their employees cheaper budget computers... :confused:

Though then there are thoes companys that spend big and give every employee a Herman Miller Aeron... :rolleyes:

Cheers!

Mark

Wombat
1st May 2002, 13:34
Thats all companys do these days, give their employees cheaper budget computers... Speak for yourself. My workstation retails for around US$16,000.

Also, Aerons are pricey, but there are a few around the lab. Just about any chair that meets ergonomics requirements costs $500-$1000, standard.

GNEP
1st May 2002, 14:03
Indeed. My Big Corporate (TM) puts decent (Matrox) cards on our desks... admittedly it is a trading floor (average 2 pcs each, 2 flat screens per PC - you do the maths)!

We can make a lot more money per person than a desk/PC costs.

Umfriend
2nd May 2002, 05:58
Hmmmm,

I got four LCD's at my desk, but on one PC only. Appian cards, not bad per se, but a tad slow in 2D

Umf aka HatEatinMoron (thx to Rags and Darth)

Geek
2nd May 2002, 16:44
There will always be exceptions. :)

I did some work at a post house, and they all had Aerons and SGI Octane and Onyx2 systems.

Heck we even had a full two group pro espresso machine which anyone could use and also lunch and breakfast/snacks were fully provided as part of the job for everyone.

Best company in the world.

Cheers!

Mark

KvHagedorn
3rd May 2002, 19:34
No it's from squinting at 17" monitors at work all day with brand X video cards. They won't let me build my own system like the National Labs did.

They probably found an Athlon in somebody's box.. that's why. :p

Bet that guy is now staked out in the desert somewhere being devoured by ants. ;)

GNEP
6th May 2002, 01:08
Heck we even had a full two group pro espresso machine which anyone could use and also lunch and breakfast/snacks were fully provided as part of the job for everyone.

Ditto here. That must be why I have put on 4 stone since starting work here... or maybe that is the lack of exercise and sitting at a desk 8 hours a day! Certainly it's perks like that though that keep me from straying too far from this company.

gnep