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Monday, 14 May 2007 11:33

HIS X1950Pro AGP in action

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: The fastest AGP from ATI

 

AGP still puts up a fight, we confirmed that after our test of HIS's AGP X1650XT card, and if you missed it you can read it here. Just like that one, this one is also done on Vista OS. We chose Vista to show you how well the venerable AGP system copes up with new OS.

For this test we got yet another card from HIS. Top of the line in its AGP series is the Radeon X1950 Pro, and HIS made a Turbo version of this card. The full name of the tested card is HIS X1950 Pro IceQ Turbo, and it's our pleasure to share the results with you. Image

The card's Turbo label means that its clocks are higher then the reference ones. The GPU works at 590 MHz, while the memory is clocked at 1540 MHz. The card ships with 512 MB GDDR3 memory on a 256-bit memory interface. The core is clocked 25 MHz higher then the reference 575 MHz, and memory ended up 80 MHz higher then the reference 690 MHz.

This difference in clocks is rather interesting, since HIS did absolutely the same thing with HIS X1650XT IceQ Turbo. The X1650XT also had 25MHz / 80 MHz higher clocks. The memory chips used are Samsung's 1.25ns parts which were easily overclocked. Image
Cooling is far from the reference design, HIS is using the third generation of their IceQ 3 with a heatpipe which does a great job in cooling the GPU. Apart from doing a great job as far as cooling itself goes, the IceQ is also almost silent. Memory and PWM are cooled by a passive heatsink. If you like modding, then you'll like this cooler, it gives a nice blue touch since it is UV reactive. Image

Temperature measurements in ATI Catalyst showed 40° C in 2D, while under load the card went up to 57° C. It has two dual-link DVI's that support HDCP. The HDTV out, AVIVO for video, Shader model 3.0, Advanced Adaptive Antialiasing, 36 pixel shaders and 8 vertex shaders are just some of the card's features, oh yes it's also RoHS compliant. Image

You can see the RIALTO chip on the back of the card.

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The box is maybe a little too big, but it comes fully packed, and in it you'll find:

- an HIS X1950 Pro graphic card
- HDTV Output cable
- S-Video Out cable
- DVI - VGA Dongle x 2
- 6 pin power adapter
- Manual & Driver CD
- Microsoft Dungeon Siege Full
- HIS "get 1 free full game"

- CyberLink PowerDirector 5 SE Plus
- CyberLink Power2Go 5
- CD - CyberLink Medi@Show 3
- GameShadow
- ATI Demos

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