ATI Graphics Card Buyer's Guide 2006, Part II

Powercolor Radeon X1600 XT

This card's cooler covers both the GPU and the memory modules. However, the modules and the cooler don't actually touch, and the gap of 2 millimeters is too large for thermal pads. The board is a single-slot solution that supports Pixel Shader 3 as well as HDR rendering with simultaneous anti-aliasing. From a performance perspective, the X1600 XT is a little over one third slower than the X1800 XL, meaning it is just fast enough for the current crop of complex 3D games.

Powercolor's Radeon X1600 XT features two digital DVI outputs as well as an S-Video / HDTV connector.

The retail box contains HDTV, S-Video and RCA video cables, as well as a Vivo cable for video input and output. Power DVD 6 2ch is included as the card's software DVD player. A DVI-to-VGA adapter allows the use of an analog display.

  1. Introduction
  2. Candidates From Part 1
  3. HIS Radeon X1800 XL
  4. HIS Radeon X1800 XL - Tools And Software
  5. Tools And Software, Continued
  6. Tools And Software, Continued
  7. HIS Radeon X1800 XL - Web Support
  8. HIS Radeon X1800 XL - Overclocking And Heat
  9. HIS Radeon X1900 XTX
  10. HIS Radeon X1900 XTX - Tools And Software
  11. Tools And Software, Continued
  12. Tools And Software, Continued
  13. HIS Radeon X1900 XTX - Web Support
  14. HIS Radeon X1900 XTX - Overclocking And Heat
  15. Powercolor Radeon X1600 XT
  16. Powercolor Radeon X1600 XT - Tools And Software
  17. Tools And Software, Continued
  18. Tools And Software, Continued
  19. Tools And Software, Continued
  20. Tools And Software, Continued
  21. Tools And Software, Continued
  22. Powercolor Radeon X1600 XT - Web Support
  23. Sapphire Radeon X1300 Pro
  24. Sapphire Radeon X1300 Pro - Tools And Software
  25. Sapphire Radeon X1300 Pro - Web Support
  26. Sapphire Radeon X1800 XT OC
  27. Sapphire Radeon X1800 XT OC - Tools And Software
  28. Tools And Software, Continued
  29. Tools And Software, Continued
  30. Sapphire Radeon X1800 XT OC - Web Support
  31. Sapphire Radeon X1800 XT OC - Overclocking And Heat
  32. Sapphire Radeon X1900 XTX
  33. Sapphire Radeon X1900 XTX - Tools And Software
  34. Tools And Software, Continued
  35. Sapphire Radeon X1900 XTX - Web Support
  36. Sapphire Radeon X1900 XTX - Overclocking And Heat
  37. Test Setup
  38. Benchmark Results
  39. Age Of Empire 3, Continued
  40. Black & White 2
  41. Black & White 2, Continued
  42. Call Of Duty 2
  43. Call Of Duty 2, Continued
  44. F.E.A.R
  45. F.E.A.R., Continued
  46. Quake 4
  47. Quake 4, Continued
  48. Serious Sam 2
  49. Serious Sam 2, Continued
  50. 3DMark06
  51. 3DMark06, Continued
  52. 3DMark06, Continued
  53. 3DMark06, Continued
  54. Power Consumption
  55. Conclusions
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