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No we didn't forget the "e", it is actually PCI

VisionTek has released the first PCI graphics card since the NVIDIA GeForce FX5200 and ATI Radeon 9250 was available in PCI. The new VisionTek Radeon X1300 256MB PCI provides users that lack AGP or PCI Express expansion capabilities with a new upgrade path. Based on the ATI Radeon X1300 graphics processor, the VisionTek Radeon X1300 256MB PCI features four pixel shaders and two vertex shaders. It also features a 450 MHz core and 533 MHz memory clock.

Features such as ATI’s AVIVO video processing is also supported with the VisionTek Radeon X1300 256MB PCI. Output capabilities of the VisionTek Radeon X1300 256MB PCI include VGA d-sub, dual-link DVI-I and TV-out. Component HDTV, S-Video and composite video out capabilities are supported, though a separate cable or adapter is required. VisionTek does not bundle the required TV-out adapters or cables.

The VisionTek Radeon X1300 256MB PCI is available immediately from online and bricks and mortar retailers for $129.99.



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Dual-link DVI good / Only one DVI port bad
By lemonadesoda on 9/2/2006 7:14:47 AM , Rating: 3
The card would be a 2D desktop/workstation winner if it had 2x DVI out, so that it could drive 2 TFT screens.

One DVI and one VGA is a poor design concept, since DVI has VGA embedded, but VGA cannot drive a TFT screen. People will want this item for special purpose, e.g. secondary, diplay, mini-ITX, driving a high res TFT, etc. Seems to be that 2x DVI and Dual-link is what these people actually want from such a device.

The price is also a bit steep. Should be around $80-$90, since X1650 systems are at the $120 mark.

Quick! Back to the drawing board.




By TomZ on 9/2/2006 2:02:19 PM , Rating: 3
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The card would be a 2D desktop/workstation winner if it had 2x DVI out, so that it could drive 2 TFT screens.

I agree, anything besides dual DVI in a new card is silly, especially since DVI can be used to interface to a conventional VGA connector with just a simple passive adapter.


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