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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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Mmmmm, DirectX 9
By stuc on 9/2/2006 10:08:29 AM , Rating: 2
I'll actually find this quite useful. I have three flat-panel monitors, and right now two are attached to my main PCI-E video card and the third to an old PCI Radeon 9250 that only supports DirectX 8. That's been fine up until now, but as I understand it will keep me from having the Aero interface in Vista. Putting in a shiny new DirectX 9 card like this one ought to fix that.

Sure, the price is pretty high right now, but if the alternative is replacing the motherboard with something with two PCIe 16x slots just to get another DX9 card in there, I'll spend the money.

RE: Mmmmm, DirectX 9
By Spyvie on 9/2/2006 10:29:58 AM , Rating: 2
Exactly what I was thinking...

I recently added a 3rd monitor to friends Adobe Premiere box with a PCI 9250, this would have been a better choice.

RE: Mmmmm, DirectX 9
By plewis00 on 9/2/2006 10:59:06 AM , Rating: 2
Depends what you are doing there. Asrock make some excellent dual-graphics slot PCIe boards at a very low price, much less than the entry price for this PCI graphics card. You could get a stable, reliable and cheap Asrock board with 2 slots including a 2nd PCIe graphics card for less than this PCI card alone and still have the old mainboard to sell on.

RE: Mmmmm, DirectX 9
By Spyvie on 9/2/2006 12:18:00 PM , Rating: 2
This was a heavily configured S478/AGP system with a Matrox captue board, a new mobo/cpu/ram/vid card would have cost a bundle... and the Matrox board is really picky about the platform its in.

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