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Powercolor Bravo X700 PCIe comes with large heatsinks, complete with heatpipes and even an optional fan, but how does the performance and overclocking of this card fare? Could it outperform Nvidia’s Geforce 6600? Click here to find out…

Powercolour X7009 PowerColor Bravo X700 PCIe Review

Since the introduction of the X700Pro PCIe last year, ATi attempts to capture
the mid range PCIe market. But however, ATi had been playing the second fiddle
as compared to NVIDIA’s offering to this major mid end market, since almost all
ATi card of this line, had lost to NVIDIA’s 6600 family, in both price and
performance. Could ATi change tables with NVIDIA with this new line of X700?

PowerColor had introduced an all new X700 PCIe. Being one of the first
makers to launch cards with the new X700 cores, PowerColor had certainly made
this card impressive in both performance and features. The packaging for this
card comes with a blue color scheme instead of the normal
red, for this special card.

Here’s the new card, PowerColor Bravo X700 PCIe:

Powercolour X7006 PowerColor Bravo X700 PCIe Review

PowerColor has decided to do away noisy fans and introduced a cooling
system different from other manufacturers. Touted as Silent Cooling
System (SCS), this card is outfitted with both large heatsinks and heatpipes to
enable fanless operation. PowerColor has sure succeeded in this field since
this card ran fanless all through out the test, without any problems at all!

Some quick specifications on this card:



Model Name
PowerColor Bravo X700 PCIe (R41AB)

VPU
RADEON® X700 PCIe

Core Frequency


Memory Frequency
400
MHz

266×2 = 533MHz

Memory Size
256MB

Memory Type
GDDR2 (Dual Channel)
- 3.75ns

Memory Bus
128-bit

Interface
PCIe x16

TV-Out
S/HDTV-out

DVI
Yes, Dual DVI

Video-In
No

Cooling
Silent Cooling System (Fanless, Heatsinks + Heatpipes)