CeBIT 2006: Graphics – Part One

CeBIT sees the rise of HDMI, water cooled graphics, Quad SLI and more.

While ATI are excited that they have so many HDMI ready cards on show, XFX are quietly smirking as they have a 6600 based cards with HDMI. Even Nvidia were surprised at this, as the card is not officially out yet.

Point of View were showing off their new cooler “Mr Freeze”, named after the character Arnold Schwarzenegger played in Batman (which pictures alongside to demonstrate this). We’re looking forward to see how this performs.

PoV will have stiff competition from Artic Cooling though, especially with these two coolers. One is completely passive, while the other is designed to make X1900 cards a lot cooler (and God knows they need it).

XFX were naturally pimping their new range of 7900 cards, but we felt this picture was worth showing. As it is XFX, they will be introducing versions of the cards with higher than standard clock speeds, and as we get these we’ll let you know.

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