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ATI Graphics Buyer's Guide Spring 2006, Part 1

Powercolor Radeon X1900 XTX

Powercolor's 3D accelerator follows ATI's reference design completely; both the fast GPU and the memory are covered by the large cooling solution. Warm exhaust air is pushed out of computer case via a grille at the back of the card. Due to its size and weight, the massive cooler requires two expansion slots and secure mounting. The GPU is ideal for games with lots of eye candy that make extensive use of shader effects. This is a result of the enormous number of Pixel Shader units included in the new design, letting the X1900 XTX shine in games like F.E.A.R. and Oblivion.

Powercolor's Radeon X1900 XTX sports two digital DVI connectors and one video jack for S-Video or HDTV.