Computex 2004: Graphics Cards Galoreby Derek Wilson on June 5, 2004 3:00 AM EST
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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.