Site update coming soon

As some of you may know, we are currently working on an update to the site. We will upgrade the current forum system to PHPBB2. PhpBB 2 will be a major update over Invision Power Board which is currently used and we’re looking forward to what it has to offer. We have been testing the upgrade, and we expect to complete it at the beginning of next week. As a result, the forum is currently off line, so as not to interfere with our update.
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Site update info

As you can notice, we have just upgraded our forum to run on PHPBB 2 and have also adopted a new and unified site design.

As promised, this update brings an exciting range of new features to the site, such as the photo album, instant messenging, etc.

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Club-3D Joins XGI As Partner

XGI Technology Inc. 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 products will be available throughout the European market manufactured by Club-3D.

Recently announced from XGI headquarters 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.

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The Inquirer talks with XGI

The Inquirer talked with XGI over at Computex. Here’s a quote :

THE YOUTHFUL CEO of XGI, CP Lin, outlined his firm’s strategy to the INQUIRER here this morning. And it’s an interesting one, we believe, which might shake up the current grip ATI and Nvidia have on the graphics market.

He said that XGI, which spun off as a separate company in June/July of this year, is focusing on developing technology for the graphics card market, and has two R&D teams which work in parallel on product ideas. It’s currently got 300 people working for it, and he said that of those people, 87% were involved in R&D, design and the like.
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XGI’s 1st press conference

Taipei, September 15, 2003 — XGI Technology Inc, a high-end graphics chipsets supplier, is holding its first ever press conference to officially announce the establishment of XGI corporation and to introducing its 1st generation products.

XGI introduced the new chairman of the board and the president; Mr. Louis Chien and Mr. Chris Lin. Mr. Chien is currently the special assistant to the chairman of Silicon Integrated System and also board member of other public companies; his broad experience in Financial Management and International Business operation, combining with the knowledge in managing electronic related business will support

XGI in managing the capital requirement for developing the next generation high-end graphics processors. On the technology side, XGI president, Mr. Chris Lin, has been involved in the research and development of graphics processors for more than 10 years and has in-depth knowledge in ASIC design technology, 3D architecture and wafer process trend.

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XGI Volari V8 article & Volari V8 Ultra BIOS

The website GamerGod, dedicated to MMORPG gamimg, has posted an article on the XGI Volari V8 card :

No doubt this is one of the best cards in the market with performance and great functionality. Another thing to note about this card here is that this is also a silent card. I am using this card for about 2 weeks now and I am pretty satisfied with it. There are problems with 1.08 WHQL drivers and I would advise not to use it. Besides that the card is great and has true potential. With HDTV Support, the card really stands out.

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