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Old 03-12-2006, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default PowerColor X1600 XT BRAVO Edition

Are you building a new PC or HTPC and are looking for a great budget card? PowerColor may have exactly what you need, with their X1600XT 256MB. It offers great gaming performance for a budget card, and includes the AVIVO technology to make your video experience even better.

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Old 03-13-2006, 03:44 AM   #2
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x1600xt is nice card but I think it's unfortunate that ATI really has killed it by only use 128bit memory interface. If it were 256bit I am sure that it will be a super card as it has more advance features, such as avivo and shadder 3 and such, but the 126 really hurt the performance and probably the sales as well. Rumor has it that 256bit is on the way for the 1600xt.
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currently it looked like the 256bit ATI reserved for higher end cards
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:14 AM   #4
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Well In my opinion, ATI has really screwed itself in whole 2005. It seems that migration to pci-x has took them a whole year for them. x300, x600, and x800... well geforce 6*** series really destroyed them.
And now, when they are back with 1300, 1600, nvidia has 6800gs, and a whole new lauched series of 76** and 78**...
don't know what ATI thinks about this... they surely have to do something
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It's PCI-E, not PCI-X.

Yes, I agree ATI still has some catching up to do. They have to prove to the consumer again, that they are the card to buy. No doubt, some of their cards are very, very good, but NVIDIA is the name that's engraved in most peoples heads now adays.

The card could have easily been equipped with a 256-Bit memory interface, but it would no longer be a budget gamers card.
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