ATi’s X1600 range of graphics accelerators falls neatly into the midrange market for such hardware. According to the 21 year old Graphics Chipset maker, the 1600 range offers the best Cost to Performance ratio in the PC Graphics arena. What we have gotten our hands on today is the X1600 PRO from one of ATi’s largest AIB partners, Sapphire.
You can’t miss such a glossy box from hardware vendors’ shelves
With the ATi X1600 PRO priced neck-to-neck with nVIDIA’s 7600GS, ATi no doubt has a strong competitor to conquer. How much performance can be squeezed out of the RV530Pro chipset shall be explored in this review.
Confused on which graphics accelerator to upgrade to? We have the answer for you!
Below is Sapphire’s specifications they released for the ATi X1600 PRO 256MB.
|RADEON™ X1600 core|
|PCI Express x16 / AGP 4x,8x versions available|
|CrossFire™ Support (PCI-E model only)|
|Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0c / OpenGL 2.0 acceleration|
|3D Graphics Resolution of 2560×1600 Max|
|Smoothvision HD + Adaptive AA|
|Video acceleration of: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, WMV9, VC-1, and H.264|
Dear readers, just kick back, cheese up some Doritos and spectate the showdown!