Visiontek releases X1300 256MB PCI
Anh Tuan Huynh
September 2, 2006 3:45 AM
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No we didn't forget the "e", it is actually PCI
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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Can't imagine anyone buying it
9/3/2006 6:21:42 PM
If a computer only has PCI slot, and no AGP or PCIe, it is at least 4 -5 yrs old. Considering a new computer can be had for less than $500 with AGP/PCIe motherboard, why would anyone in their right mind pay $130 for a card that, at best, performs marginally better than Intel integrated GPU?
RE: Can't imagine anyone buying it
9/3/2006 8:51:42 PM
Check out mini-ITX and industrial boards; you will see many with only PCI. For example, I have
which is running 2x TFT 1280x1024 via DVI link (using Nvidia Quadro NVS 280)
I would love to upgrade that GPU to something faster, especially a 2 x dual-link DVI so the machine could run 2 x hi-res TFT, e.g. 2560 x 1600
But I haven't found any PCI GPU that is better. (YET)
RE: Can't imagine anyone buying it
9/4/2006 12:39:09 PM
There are actually quite a lot of recent OEM boards with only PCI; perhaps none that are brand-new today, but it was quite common within the last couple of years.
An X1300 performs far more than marginally better than integrated graphics, particularly the older-gen integrated graphics found on the boards with no AGP slot. To say otherwise shows no knowledge of low-end graphics perfomance.
This board isn't for enthusiasts; it's for the average end-user. Let's stop deriding it because it isn't an enthusiast product.
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