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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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By Bull Dog on 9/2/2006 2:54:45 PM , Rating: 2
Check your facts mister. The X1300 PCI will be FASTER than the 6200 PCI.

By Kiwi on 9/3/2006 11:11:52 AM , Rating: 2

There are the numbers. The shaders are better on an X1300, but not the rest of the items, same as always, or at least, since the R9500 came out. The next nVidia PCI, if any, will most likely be this "7100" recently announced, and the 7300 GPUs are both slower than an X1300 already.

By bunnyfubbles on 9/4/2006 5:39:24 PM , Rating: 1
$40 vs. $130 on an already handicapped PCI bus, I don't think the PCI 6200 is going to suffer too much.

I'd only consider the X1300 if I needed any of its extra features the 6200 might lack; performance is most likley a moot point since the PCI bus was abanded years ago for higher performing AGP - of which that bus is being replaced by PCI-e...

However even PCI doesn't have anywhere to go; if you do have one of those systems that doesn't have anything faster than PCI-e x1 slots, there are video cards made for such slots just as good (if not better) than this card and for cheaper to boot.

I think it is kinda cool that they're still putting out PCI cards, I got a PCI 6200 when it was $32 almost exclusively to play around with it (although it can work as an emergency back-up) - however I believe the price is a huge detterent for this card, $130 is simply way too much, you're almost (or are) better off buying a new, cheap motherboard and cheap PCI-e video card so that you have an upgrade path in the future (as they certainly can't keep pumping out PCI cards).

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