Albatron and Chaintech

We were able to stop by Albatron's suite in Hall 4 for a while this year and go over everything from graphics and displays to motherboards and Small Form Factors. Of course, this is the graphics coverage, so we'll limit ourselves this round.

Albatron has a nice looking line of NVIDIA based cards coming out covering the gambit. Unfortunately, the press CD with pictures ended up getting lost in transit somewhere, and we can't bring you shots of their near term product.

The good news is that we were able to take home one of our first GeForce 6800 Ultra retail boxes from Albatron. After a bit of rest this weekend, we hope to begin work on this review (among others). Even though the first bits of product to trickle out the door will be reference, we are more than happy to have final shipping revisions of these cards in our hands.

As for Chaintech, we were able to get some pics of their upcoming NVIDIA based PCI Express graphics cards.

Chaintech is also one of the very few vendors who we noticed with graphics products from either S3 or XGI.

We were able to meet briefly with XGI, and while nothing new is coming up in the short term, they are at work on future graphics products. For now, they are focusing on their current line of products. They will (like NVIDIA) be using a bridge to run their current chips on a PCI Express system.

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  • ZobarStyl - Saturday, June 5, 2004 - link

    I'm really looking forward to those LeadTek chips...I've had nothing but good things come out of my card from them. Also, they never use the NV stock cooling so the O/C's are much better as Derek mentioned. Hope the GT's hit soon...
  • SUOrangeman - Saturday, June 5, 2004 - link

    Not too many new dual-DVI offers. Sigh.
  • Xentropy - Saturday, June 5, 2004 - link

    "Why would they restrict pictures and descriptions from Comutex?"

    I think you misunderstood the comment. By "can't publish pictures and descriptions of all the countless booths and companies" he meant simply that there is a lack of time and server bandwidth to take, host, and caption thousands of pictures from hundreds of booths, not that they're not ALLOWED to take all the pictures they are able.
  • notoriousformula - Saturday, June 5, 2004 - link

    "Why would they restrict pictures and descriptions from Comutex?"

    I think he ran outta SC..LOL

  • jrphoenix - Saturday, June 5, 2004 - link

    "channel allocation of the 6800 Ultra parts was somewhere between 50 on the low end to 100 on the high end. Not that such small numbers really need perspective, but when we heard that allocation was low, we expected to hear that it was only a couple thousand."

    Wow... sounds like the 6800 is turning out to be a paper launch for the forseeable future. Diappointing... Maybe I can wait a bit longer to see the actual retail products with mature drivers going head to head (x800 & 6800)
  • KillaKilla - Saturday, June 5, 2004 - link

    Why would they restrict pictures and descriptions from Comutex?

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