Mid-Range VGA Mayhem - ATI and NVIDIA compared

Videocards/VGA Reviews by geoffrey @ 2006-12-12

Following our mid/high end roundup we explore the performance of mid-range products from HIS, Powercolor and Sparkle. Which VGA card can provide you with the most bang for the buck? Do you fancy silence and power at an acceptable price, keep on reading.

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PowerColor X1950 PRO Extreme 256MB

Inside the box

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  • PowerColor X1950 PRO Extreme 256MB
  • DVI -> VGA connector
  • 4-pin molex -> 6-pin PCIe power cable
  • S-Video cable
  • HDTV cable
  • VIVO cable
  • Composite cable
  • Driver CD and manual
  • Cyberlink DVD software

    Specifications

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  • ATI 80nm RV570 core
    - core clock: 600MHz
  • 256Mb (8x32Mb) Samsung 1.4ns 256 bit GDDR3
    - memory clock: 1400MHz
  • Artic Cooling
  • Dual DVI
  • HDTV / S-Video / VIVO
  • Crossfire ready
  • PCI-Express 16x

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    Comment from Rutar @ 2006/12/12
    Intresting cooler choice from Powercolor
    Comment from jort @ 2006/12/12
    No discuss in the forum link textie on conclusion?
    Comment from jmke @ 2006/12/12
    linkie has been integrated into the header of the article for the past 10 articles and future ones

    see picture below (bottom right)
    Comment from jort @ 2006/12/12
    Ohh i notice now, been used to it now for a couple years so thats why i wondered tnx for teh info

     

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