Just a year after releasing the awesome GeForce 6 series of cards, NVIDIA was taking it to the next level with the new G70 core, which powered the GeForce 7 series of cards. We were at Computex in Taiwan to get a first look at it. You can look at our coverage here - NVIDIA G70 - A Snapshot Preview.
CoreCell 3D was such an impressive little utility that we decided to give it our 'Most Innovative Product' award. It even made it into our Top 100 products of 2005
On a side note, our article of the GeForce 7800 GTX was so comprehensive that it was picked up on by many news reporting sites.
This card eventually appeared in our Top 100 products list for 2005, and was our pick for best 7800 GTX card.
Unfortunately, despite the encouraging results we've seen, these new technologies weren't as popular as we would have liked.
Their high-end cards, such as the X1800 XT, were particularly strong performers as evidenced by the ASUS EAX1800XT TOP (Radeon X1800 XT 512MB) . It was the fastest available card at the moment, but was, continuously plagued by availability issues and hence didn't pose as much as a threat to NVIDIA as they would have liked.
ATI would later improve on this by introducing the X1900 XT. We tested the PowerColor Radeon X1900 XT 512MB and like its predecessor, it was a supremely fast card.