Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: ATI technologies
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: Not specified
Operating System: Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 3 / 05 Nov 2010
The Radeon X1600XT was previously known as RV530, whose core is also incorporated into the device. It is one of ATI's x1000 family of graphic cards. Its rare ultra-threaded architecture and Avivo display and video technology enables the video card delivers great digital entertainment. It also delivers outstanding 3D graphics. It has great visual quality creating a high definition viewing experience due to its visual quality and graphics performance. This card can be used for 3D games, movies on VD, videos and digital photographs. Apart from the mentioned, it displays sharp images from the video images, has a true- to ‚Äìlife image reproduction ability and a smooth video playback. In addition, its decoding and transcoding ability are both accelerated, it supports DXVA, motion compensation and color space conversion, making it a high performance video processor. The device also has 12 pixel shaders.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
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This video card runs at 590 MHz speed and it has a memory that runs at 1.38 GHz. It can be found in the128 MB version and the 249 MB version. It has a 128-bit memory interface and a memory transfer rate of 22.08 GB/second. The device is also deemed quite noisy compared to others. This is attributed to the stock cooler and its small high revolution per minute fan. Still, the card is said to be of reference design. Apart from its 156 mm2 surface area, it also has about 157 million transistors with a 90nanometre low-k chip fabrication process. It has four modes of operation; the alternate frame rendering mode, super tilting, scissor and super AA for maximum image quality. Aside from it s 12 pixel shaders, the device also has 5 vertex shaders giving a good texture for the images. The best thing is, no matter which X1600XT one buys, it will have a component, S-Video and composite video outputs. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Radeon X1600XT errors before installing any driver updates.