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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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RE: that's amazing
By lemonadesoda on 9/2/2006 7:19:20 AM , Rating: 2
PCI compared to PCIe x1 is not horrible at all. In fact it is about the same in terms of bandwidth. http://www.matrox.com/mga/workstation/3dws/product...

Remember that this card is not designed for 3D shooters, but for 2D desktop/workstation and TV.


RE: that's amazing
By hughlle on 9/2/2006 11:06:10 AM , Rating: 2
and pci-e is not that great.l the reasopn that there has been no advance on the pci-e x-fi and such is due to issues with the pci-e bus/lanes or something.

pci is all rather universal wheras with pci-e you have to worry about whether you have a pci-e 4x or 2x or 1x slot and such


RE: that's amazing
By TomZ on 9/2/2006 1:45:01 PM , Rating: 2
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PCI compared to PCIe x1 is not horrible at all. In fact it is about the same in terms of bandwidth.

That's kind of a misleading comparison, since PCIe video cards are typically x16, and in that case, PCI is left behind in the dust. There are some low-performance x1 cards, but all the high-performance cards are x16.

Not to mention that PCIe is point-to-point, whereas PCI needs to share bandwidth with all the other PCI devices on the MB and in the expansion slots. A single higabit Ethernet network adapter alone has the ability to practically use up all the PCI bus bandwidth.


RE: that's amazing
By S3anister on 9/2/2006 3:18:32 PM , Rating: 2
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Not to mention that PCIe is point-to-point, whereas PCI needs to share bandwidth with all the other PCI devices on the MB and in the expansion slots. A single higabit Ethernet network adapter alone has the ability to practically use up all the PCI bus bandwidth.


That is what I was talking about. This card is great for those who need it but it would be nice to see more PCI-E 1x cards being put into production.


RE: that's amazing
By Missing Ghost on 9/2/2006 4:35:30 PM , Rating: 2
Let's see. PCI (for desktops) is 133MB/s half duplex shared by all the devices on the bus. PCIe 1x is 250MB/s full duplex (500MB/S) dedicaced for that single device. That seems to be a whole lot more of bandwidth. Also a PCIe 1x slot has way more current available for the device than PCI does. PCIe 1x also needs a lot less traces than PCI.


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