X1300 on plain old PCI
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 13, 2006 - 02:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Why would someone release a new ATI X1300 for regular PCI? The main reason would be the size, it can be much smaller than a PCI-E card, and work better in tight spaces such as an HTPC setup. Of course, many HTPC setups do have PCI-E, and there are smaller versions of cards in existance. Tech Spot's benchmarking also gives a perfect example of the difference in bandwidth between PCI and PCI-E.
"Although, the Radeon X1300 is predominantly a PCI Express graphics card, VisionTek has ported it to the plain old PCI bus. You are probably
wondering why they would even bother doing this, given they already produce AGP and PCIe versions of the Radeon X1300 supporting both 256MB
and 512MB of memory. Well, there are a number of reasons why such a card could come in handy, for example HTPCs (Home Theater Personal
Computer). These are generally very compact and use a low profile PCI design."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- sapphire radeon x1650 pro & x1300 xt @ Ultimate Hardware
- ATI Radeon X1900XT 256MB Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
- XFX GeForce 7950GT Extreme @ Tweaktown
- X1900XT 256MB @ Neoseeker
- X1900GT Cableless Crossfire @
- nVidia 7900GS Overclocking Confirmed — Palit rocks the clocks @
- PCIe Video Capture card slurps up HDMI data @ The
- Galaxy GeForce 7600
GS AGP @ Elite Bastards
- Connect3D's Radeon X1900 GT graphics card @
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