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ATI Graphics Buyer's Guide Spring 2006, Part 1

Sapphire Radeon X1300

Sapphire's X1300 offering is designed as a single-slot solution. The heatsink, which covers both the GPU and the top-mounted memory modules, gets by without an active fan; the memory modules on the card's back are not cooled. This generation of card supports Pixel Shader 3 and HDR rendering with simultaneous anti-aliasing. Nonetheless, GPU and memory are too slow for today's complex 3D games. Thanks to its passive cooling solution, the card is ideally suited for a DVR or an office PC.

Sapphire's Radeon X1300 comes with one DVI and one VGA connector, as well as a video jack.