PowerColor X1600 XT BRAVO Edition

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by Rob Williams on March 13, 2006 in Graphics & Displays

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.

Battlefield 2


Battlefield 2 is one of the most power hungry games on the market today. Every aspect of your computer can make a substantial difference on the game, whether it be a slow CPU or slow ram. Of course, it was quickly evident that in order to play this game comfortably, you really need at least 2GB of speedy memory.

The level I chose to play in was an offline match in the Dalian Plant. I play the game offline due to the fact that each benchmark run is only 5 minutes long, so there’s little point to make an online event out of it. Thankfully, the offline experience closely mimics the online counter-part.

Both runs used the default graphics settings, with the AA bumped up to 4x.

The game played like a dream at 1024*768, but at 1280*1024 the game did seem a little sluggish at times. I am sure the game could end up being unplayable if you were to get in a massive battle with many people. Again though, the X1600XT gave us great performance with over 45 FPS at 1280*1024. Not bad considering just how demanding this game is!

Let’s now take a look at one of the top WWII shooters of all time, Call of Duty 2.

Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an ‘Advocate of the consumer’, focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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