I'll admit it, I'm an NVidia Fanboy. My past experiences with ATI cards have been unsavory at best. Recently I upgraded my wife’s comp and had to get her a video card, I got an ATI for her only because it was on sale for $40. So I don't have any major personal experience with ATI, recently I got for review a PowerColor ATI X1300, that's what we will be taking a look at today. It is a PCIE card, so I stuck it in my main rig, replacing my NVIDIA 7800GTX, of course there is no comparison between the two cards, one costing $500 the other $100. I must say I was pleasantly surprised by the performance of the ATI card actually, I wasn't expecting much for a 'budget' card, and it exceeded all my expectations. Let's take a better look at it shall we?
I would like to thank PowerColor for the chance to review their products.
Ok, here are some shots of the box:
The front has an interesting picture of a 'gamer' chick with a gun that carries over to the back. We can see some basic info about the card on the front and more detailed info on the back.
Here is the specs/info from the PowerColor site:
Part Number X1300256MB
2nd Part Number 47108109 35923
Memory & Bus Width 256 MB DDR2 / 128bit
Core Speed 450 MHz
Memory Speed 250 MHz x 2
Output Dual DVI / TV Out
Interface PCIE x16
Pixel Pipelines 4
Direct X Support 9.0
TV Connector S-Video
Price from NewEgg: $89.00
Opening the box we can see the driver disc, manual, DVI/VGA adapter and S-Video cable.
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