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Glide
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Posted - 06/10/2003 :  12:36:49  Show Profile  Visit Glide's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Official notice:

Club-3D joins XGI as major European manufacturing partner

Taipei, Taiwan, October 1, 2003: XGI™ Technology Inc. today announced that Club-3D a leading supplier in Graphic Card Adapters has chosen XGI’s Volari™ graphic processors for its all new series of products. By early December, whole XGI Volari™ series product will be available throughout European market manufactured by Club-3D.
Recently announced from XGI headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan, this next-generation 3D graphics processor family brings the latest DirectX® 9.0 graphics features and image quality to users across the entire performance spectrum, while delivering real values to high-end, mainstream and entry-level desktop market segments alike.
Manufactured with latest high-performance 0.13um CMOS process technology, the Volari™ desktop product family includes Volari™ V8, Volari™ V5 and Volari™ V3 targeted for high-end, mainstream and entry-level markets, respectively. The Volari™ V8 operates the graphics engine clocks in excess of 350MHz and supports DDR-II memory at up to 500MHz clock rate (or 1000 MB/sec).
“We are very pleased that Club-3D has first chosen XGI graphic processing solution as its new product line,” said Chris Lin, President and CEO of XGI™ Technologies Inc. “Club-3D is one of the most prestigious graphic card manufacturers throughout European market and we believe that end-customers, system integrators and OEMs will extremely enjoy the revolutionary 3D experience introduced by XGI™ and totally satisfy the ultimate retail quality delivered by Club-3D.”“In September, XGI had introduced whole new Volari™ processors, which can enable unprecedented levels of performance and support for compute-intensive realism in 3D graphics for DirectX® 9.0. The combination of XGI’s technology and Club-3D’s quality in all desktop graphics market segments enables a unified, cinematic computing experience for all of our European customers and also allow us to precisely deliver ultimate products to whole European market.”


About Club-3D

Founded in 1997, Colour Power continues to innovate and build a viable long-term business by making solutions, creating trust, offering service and quality products to our partners.

In 2001, Colour Power introduced Club-3D into the market, offering a distribution solution with a full graphic chipset solution thus enhancing our Partner relations by offering a one stop buying option.

About XGI Technology

XGI Technology Inc., originated from eXtreme Graphics Innovation, was founded in June 2003 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. XGI is a leading visual computing and GPU design company. Its core-management team is made up from a wide range of industry leading expertise who came from such as SiS (TSE:2363), and Trident (Nasdaq:TRID). With this combination of experiences in 3D GPU and visual computing industry, XGI aims to deliver a powerful and feature-packed GPU performance to enrich the users’ experience.
Coming from the former SiS Multimedia Product Division and Trident Graphic Division, XGI has positioned itself as a Fabless IC design company. It offers a full range of video solution for Professional, Entertainment and now Mobile usage. XGI's business model is to provide complete video solutions, from GPU to video bridge and video processors, to customers worldwide and ultimately integrate XGI solutions to be part of the everyday lifestyle.


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lecram25
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Posted - 06/10/2003 :  18:09:50  Show Profile  Visit lecram25's Homepage  Reply with Quote
So do Gigabyte and Powercolor!!!

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NitroX infinity
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Posted - 15/10/2003 :  18:27:22  Show Profile  Visit NitroX infinity's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yeah but Club-3D also sells nVidia and ATi based videocards. I don't see those two doing that

Did you know CLUB-3D is a Dutch company? Yes, I'm proud
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lecram25
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Posted - 15/10/2003 :  20:43:29  Show Profile  Visit lecram25's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow, Dutch? I had no idea. But I do know that they'll be dealing with the Volari "distribution" in the european market...I heard they don't deal with the states...

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qrazi
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Posted - 16/10/2003 :  13:25:44  Show Profile  Visit qrazi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
sure about club-3d being dutch? i seem to recall it originated form Powercolor, which is a Taiwan based company...

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NitroX infinity
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Posted - 17/10/2003 :  17:09:48  Show Profile  Visit NitroX infinity's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yeah I'm sure: http://www.club-3d.nl/
See, .nl That's Dutch

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I think you're confusing this with Powercolor.
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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 22/11/2003 :  14:05:50  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hmm does the XGI Volari Duo V8 ULTRA 256MB DDR2 work the same as a 3dfx Voodoo5 5000/5500 or 6000?

All that I found out was that the two Volari GPU's are layed-out the same way as the 3dfx VSA-100 are. So is it true that XGI is using 3dfx's "Scan Line Interleve" technology

If they are I belive that they would be very succesfull, I think that these Volari Duo's are very scalable.

sorry That I went abit off topic!

But anyway it's good too see a Dutch company doing there best to achieve full flavour in the graphics market Even I use a Club-3D based Radeon 9700 Pro and on the box there is an E-Mail Saying: http://www.club-3d.nl So that should keep the dust away from the clouds

And my other Radeon 9700 Pro is a Hercules and Hercules is originated from Guillemot which is absolutely from France and not USA of or Taiwan. The main site of Hercules is
http://www.hercules.fr

I still Prefer Hercules because they heve better quallity gear.

But Club-3d is a cheap and good alternative.

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lecram25
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Posted - 22/11/2003 :  22:18:55  Show Profile  Visit lecram25's Homepage  Reply with Quote
No, they use a form of AFR, Alternate Frame Rendering...similar to ATi's MAXX...

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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 01/12/2003 :  14:28:29  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lecram25

No, they use a form of AFR, Alternate Frame Rendering...similar to ATi's MAXX...



hmmm never knew that actually , Is that a more efficient technique than SLi [Scan Line - interleaving]

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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 01/12/2003 :  14:31:52  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lecram25

No, they use a form of AFR, Alternate Frame Rendering...similar to ATi's MAXX...



And What is the difference between AFR and SLi, are they also comparable to each other


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qrazi
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Posted - 02/12/2003 :  08:10:01  Show Profile  Visit qrazi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
yes, in the way that they both use two gpus to render a continuous image on your computer screen.
no, when it comes to the details:
AFR (ATI and XGI): first and second gpu each render 1 whole frame, first gpu frame 1, second gpu frame 2, and then the first gpu made frame 3 etc... (AFR = ALternate Frame Rendering <-- like Lecram25 said)
SLI (3dFX): first gpu draws the even horizontal (pixel) lines of one frame, the second gpu draws the odd line of one frame.

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perer
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Posted - 09/12/2003 :  18:38:11  Show Profile  Visit perer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am really excited that there is a company again that puts more than just one gpu on one card. But I wonder if two chips can be cheaper than one.
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qrazi
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Netherlands
214 Posts

Posted - 11/12/2003 :  10:43:31  Show Profile  Visit qrazi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by perer

But I wonder if two chips can be cheaper than one.



well, the volari v8 chip uses something like 90 million transistors, while the ati and nvidia gpus currently use more then 150 million transistors (from the top of my head) so if my numbers are roughly correct, it show how two gpus can cheaper (or not way more expensive) then 1 gpu

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