Category: Monitor & Video Cards
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 11.89 MiB
Operating System: Windows 98/NT4/2000/ME/2003/XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 8.263.0.0 / 06 Jun 2009
GIGABYTE Radeon X1600 Series falls under monitors and video cards category. The device which is manufactured by Gigabyte is compatible with Windows 98, 2000, 2003, XP and NT4 platforms. The card is similar to RADEON x1600 XT. Accordingly, it uses a similar ATi RV530 core. However its clocking, 500 MHz, is much lower. The card uses the pixel quad architecture. GIGABYTE Radeon X1600 Series comes with 12 pixel shader processors, which is three more than contained in similar devices. The processors help to greatly increase the shader performance of the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). The RV530 core on the device is inclusive of five vertex shaders plus four texture units. While these feature considerably reduce the device's they nonetheless accelerate the shader engine. The device uses 256 MB of GDDR2 as opposed to GDDR3 largely because of the reduced memory clock speeds.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
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GIGABYTE Radeon X1600 Series is compatible with CrossFire application which helps to deliver unmatched gaming performance. In addition, it offers support for 3Dc + texture compression, Shader model 3.0 plus Avivo. The device's backplate includes such features as VGA, S-Video and DVI-I. Furthermore, it is integrated with the Silent Pipe II technology which is a cooling system that is fan-less. The GIGABYTE Radeon X1600 Series product package comes with a HDTV break out box, DVI to VGA dongle as well as a user's manual. Sometimes, the package also includes the Power DVD 6.0 software, the Xpand rally game and the V-Tuner gigabyte utility. The V-tuner adjusts and monitors card speeds and settings. The device is designed to offer exceptional 3 D graphics and digital entertainment. The AVIVO display and video technology helps to enhance the quality of a user's photos and videos. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and GIGABYTE Radeon X1600 Series errors before installing any driver updates.