ATI Radeon X1600 Pro Review

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

For outstanding digital entertainment and 3-D graphics, look no further than the Radeon X1600 Pro. The card is designed to transform your PC with astonishing graphics performance and visual quality, creating a lifelike high-definition (HD) viewing experience with 3-D games, DVD movies, and digital photography and video.

The Radeon X1600 also supports impressive shader performance with Shader Model 3.0--now you can see incredible details never before visible. The X1600 also allows you to experience simultaneous high dynamic range rendering and advanced adaptive anti-aliasing for incredible enhancements to lighting contour and color details. Take the edge off of jagged wires and strands of hair, while experiencing photorealistic lighting.

CNET Reviewed ATI Radeon X1600 Pro :
Comprised of five different types, ATI's new Radeon X1600 family of 3D graphics cards doesn't offer the fastest 3D performance around, but it will help you achieve a more refined video image on your PC. Although they were announced on October 5, 2005, none of them will be available until the end of November. If you're a gamer looking for midrange 3D power, we suggest a card based on Nvidia's GeForce 6800 chip instead. Although it's a generation old, that chip has all of the same 3D graphics features as the new series from ATI, and Nvidia's chip has even faster performance.

ATI Radeon 9600 Pro Review

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

A 3D graphics card, like the ATI Radeon 9600 Pro, is essential for anyone that plays computer games. Game makers are constantly pushing the graphics technology envelope, and the only way to play some games is to have one of these cards in your system. This card is unique in that it can be used on either a PC or Macintosh computer.

It features ultra-high resolution support, 4 parallel rendering pipelines, 2 parallel geometry engines, 256MB of DDR memory, and exclusive ATI technologies that enhance game realism. Like SmartShader 2.0 & SmoothVision 2.1. SmartShader 2.0 - full support for OpenGL 2.0, 2.0 Pixel Shaders, 2.0 Vertex Shaders, & Shadow volume rendering acceleration SmoothVision 2.1 - full-scene anti-aliasing & advanced anisotropic filtering Ultra High-Resolution Support - up to 2048x1536 DVD & Quicktime Acceleration Integrated MPEG-2 Decoding Dual DVI Output (1 DVI to VGA adapter included) Requires an available AGP slot System Requirements - Power Mac G4, G5, or PC, a 300 Watt Power Supply or higher, Mac OS X 10.3.6 and later, Windows 2000 w/ SP1, or XP.

Graphics Cards Review Site Map

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

ATI Radeon X1600 Pro Review
ATI Radeon 9600 Pro Review
Nvidia GeForce 7950 GX2 Review
Diamond Radeon X1300 Review

Nvidia GeForce 7950 GX2 Review

Monday, August 14, 2006

Designed for extreme HD gaming, the NVIDIA SLI-Ready* GeForce 7950 GX2 combines the power of two GeForce 7950 graphics processing units (GPUs) on a single graphics card. This unbelievable graphics horsepower, along with a 512-bit memory interface and an astounding 1GB of fast GDDR3 memory, enable an incredibly smooth, ultra-realistic gaming experience at resolutions up to 2560x1600

Cnet Reviewed Nvidia GeForce 7950 GX2 :
Nvidia's GeForce 7950 GX2 should have been an Editors' Choice contender. It brings two graphics processors to a single slot, costs half as much as similarly fast setups, and lays the groundwork for do-it-yourself Quad SLI. But the gap between this chip generation and the next is too close, so we recommend you pass on the 7950 GX2.

Customer Reviewed Nvidia GeForce 7950 GX2 :
The Card is simply amazing. I replaced an ATI x800 and I am very impressed. Set Quake 4 to ultra quality with AA and AF running at 1280x1024 and no framerate problems at all. Make sure you have a hefty CPU and power supply for this bad boy. I was really happy with getting the card to me in a few days. I wasn't very unhappy that they dropped the price by $70 three days after I bought it and wouldn't honor the price guarantee.

Diamond Radeon X1300 Review

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Step-up to serious 3D performance and image quality with ATI’s Radeon X1300 Series. For greatly enhanced visuals, the Radeon X1300 combines a radically efficient 3D architecture with ATI’s Avivo video and display technology. The X1300 delivers superior visual performance for all types of PC entertainment and productivity. Whether upgrading your present PC graphics or buying a PC, the Radeon X1300 will easily handle graphics-intensive games, digital entertainment and productivity software.

Customer reviewed Diamond Radeon X1300 :
I purchased this card at a retail electronics store about a month ago,and am quite amased as to the graphics of this card!It has so much to offer,that I will be learning the capabilities of it for a long time.So far,the smoothness,continuity,and so on,are the best I've seen!It's really an amasing graphics card!For the money,it's a very good card!