Friday July 26, 2002

[H]ardNews 6th Edition

Beyond3D Mouths Off:

Nothing new there right? News Image Seriously, Dave Baumann has posted some specifications for the NV30.

.13u process; AGP 8x support; DDR2 Memory support; Vertex Shaders beyond DirectX9 VS2.0; Pixel Shader beyond DirectX9 PS2.0 ; Support for OpenGL and DirectX HLSL via Cg; OpenGL Extensions supporting long Pixel Shader & Vertex Shader programs ; High Precision (64- and 128-bit Floating Point color); New focus on computational efficiency rather than memory efficiency ; Advanced programmability and high-level shading language support; Expected this fall along with DirectX9.

Of course there is no mention of when you will actually be able to buy one.

Disappointed:

Ed THE Village Idiot has not said anything stoopid for a couple of days. I wonder if he is OK, or has he finally succumb to the methane built up in his Mom's basement?

ATi 9000 Pro:

We love Hilbert Hagedoorn's work over at Guru3D. We are just damn glad we don't have his name. G3D digs into the RV250 that is just about on store shelves and already showing sub-$100 prices on the Net.

One thing is for sure, ATI made a very clever step in the mainstream market. The Radeon 9000 Pro will sell like freshly baked bread once the marketing mechanism and advertising will kick in. You will see very little pessimistic reviews about this product as it is a very very complete product for little money.

Duke, Where are You?

A sure sign of the Apocalypse has emerged. Yes, we are all gonna die now. EBGames is taking pre-orders for Duke Dukem Forever.