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Chrono_Wanderer
1st July 2003, 14:10
http://www.americas.creative.com/products/product.asp?product=1068&category=645&maincategory=645

Creative Graphics Blaster Picture Perfect

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Designed with you in mind, the Graphics Blaster Picture Perfect is the perfect complement for your digital images. Everything is included to allow you to create stunning panoramic images, retouch your pictures or get the most from your photo printer. Best of all, the Graphics Blaster Picture Perfect fully supports Windows, so your desktop, applications and even 3D games will look and run great. Compatibility is no problem for Creative - one of the the world's leading computer peripheral manufacturers.

View digital images in breathtaking color and ultra high resolution
Accelerates your Windows desktop, applications, games, and more
Includes a customized, full versions of Arcsoft's PhotoImpression®, Panorama Maker™, and PhotoPrint™ software



well... looks like Matrox is up to some challenge for high quality 2D output quality (of course... we can't tell until we see the final product)

Anyways....

128-bit 3Dlabs® P9 Visual Processing Unit running
64MB DDR Memory
350MHz RAMDAC
AGP 2X/4X with sideband support
Analog VGA / SuperVGA monitor connector
DVI-A / DVI-D connector for flat panel displays
Supports dual-head operation for displays

Hmm... 128bit VPU... lol...

but... hmm... 3DLabs cards for 149.99 USD... great deal!

Dr Mordrid
1st July 2003, 14:45
It's a 3DLabs P9 GPU with no 2048 mode, no analog out and no AGP8x.

Whoopie :rolleyes:

Dr. Mordrid

az
1st July 2003, 14:46
This is not really the same target market as the atrox boards.

AZ

Dr Mordrid
1st July 2003, 14:47
Nope...more like a competitor for an nVidia MX or mid-range ATI.

Dr. Mordrid

az
1st July 2003, 14:47
Doc, where does it say there's no analog out? DVI-A is analog...

AZ

Sasq
1st July 2003, 15:11
Think Doc was refering to TV out.

Indiana
1st July 2003, 16:03
And who cares about AGP8x.....

Dr Mordrid
1st July 2003, 16:14
You will. A lot of the next gen of mainboards are dropping AGP4x just as many of this gen dropped AGP2x.

Dr. Mordrid

Dr Mordrid
1st July 2003, 16:15
Originally posted by Sasq
Think Doc was refering to TV out. I was referring to composite/S-Video/component outputs.

Dr. Mordrid

Indiana
1st July 2003, 16:23
Originally posted by Dr Mordrid
You will. A lot of the next gen of mainboards are dropping AGP4x just as many of this gen dropped AGP2x.

Dr. Mordrid

Yes, they probably will. But as it looks they'll likely drop it for PCI Express, so an AGP8x card won't really help that much, either...

Chrono_Wanderer
2nd July 2003, 00:18
Agree with Indiana.

PCI Express is coming... we will probably see solutions from nV/ATI with PCI support next year H2...

Personally I think AGP 4X is a success... it lasted pretty long... its like 4 years already! (G400/TNT2 age to GeForce 4) 8X is probably like the DDR400 situation... its there, but its not too common. (Although mobos support 8X/DDR400 but the new tech is not too significant).

hmm... I just hope nV puts PCI Express and DDRII into their Crush chips... imagine Athlon 64, PCI Express, Dual Channel DDR2, SATA300, 1394b, sound storm... all in one mobo... lol... i think i am dreaming too much :D

mallowman
3rd July 2003, 06:57
Does anyone else have trouble figuring out what difference a video card would make when stitching together pictures to make a panorama? Creative is saying that their card will make all sorts of digital imaging operations faster and puts a comparison test of the panorama thing on that press release.

Dr Mordrid
3rd July 2003, 08:34
What that tells you is that their software bundle is more impessive than the card is.

You can do panoramas with Uleads Cool360, Arcsofts Panorama Maker and Arcsofts Photo Studio, EasyPano and Pixtra's PanoStitcher....just to mention a few. Photo enhancing is likely better done using Uleads Photo Express or PI8 .

Dr. Mordrid