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ATI Graphics Buyer's Guide Spring 2006, Part 1

Sapphire Radeon X1600 Pro AGP - Tools And Software

The driver for the AGP version of the Radeon chip offers additional settings for fast writes and the AGP speed. Like the PCIe versions, the AGP version of the Radeon X1600 Pro also uses the HQ anisotropic filtering method that is not angle-dependent. Sapphire's solution with respect to the gaming bundle is brilliant as well. The card comes with four games, from which the buyer can choose one as a full version for free. The buyer is also entitled to purchase any of the remaining games at a reduced price. The selection of games includes Tony Hawks Underground 2, Prince of Persia - Warrior Within, Richard Burns Rally, and Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30. Lastly, as mentioned above, the bundle also includes the software DVD player Power DVD 6 2ch. The 2ch designation denotes the 6-channel version, as opposed to the one with support for eight channels.