Visiontek Radeon X1550 Graphics Card - 900129

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Total Reviews
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3.5
Overall Satisfaction
3.5
Value
3.5
Ease of Use
4.3
Performance

Run's games great,with ease!!!

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I have had this video card for 3 weeks now. It's definitely a nice option for those of us with no AGP or PCI-e slots, who want to run the latest PC games. My old ATI Radeon 9250 card wasn't supported by an increasing number of recent game releases. The card was easy to install, although the install CD wanted to lay down a ton of unnecessary software. I disabled installation of all but just the driver. The card is functional in that it allows me to run my new games. I only get 4 frames per second on most games, but I wasn't expecting much more through my PCI slot. I payed $120 for this card. If this card were $80 or less, I would give it a '5' for value, instead of '4'. I mean, it's not exactly a high-performance card for gaming. It just gets the job done through your slow PCI bus. Overall, I'm happy, and thankful for the card, since my goal was to run my new games and not buy a new PC. Just set your expectations realistically on its performance.

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Not what I was hoping for.

by Ken on 8/12/2007

I thought I was going to get a good lil jump in performance over my Geforce 5600. What I got was a minor performance boost and a very buggy set of Vista Drivers. Hopefully in the near future ATI will have worked out the kinks in their Drivers software. I sold the card on eBay and just purchased my self a new tower. My oh my does this new machine purrrr. Read More

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Product Overview

Step-up to serious 2D/3D performance and high-definition image quality with VisionTek’s Radeon® X1550 PCI graphics card. Dual Link DVI support for up to 2560x1600 resolution in digital mode. Cinematic quality component HDTV up to 1080i is supported through the 7-pin S-Video connector on board. For enhanced graphics, the Radeon X1550 combines a radically new and efficient ultra-threaded core architecture with ATI’s revolutionary AvivoTM video and display technology. The VisionTek Radeon X1550 delivers exceptional visual performance for all types of PC entertainment and productivity. Ideal for gaming, multimedia, office productivity, and workstation applications. PCI bus ensures universal compatibility in all PC types both old and new. Vista Premium Ready.

Are you ready for Windows Vista? ATI Radeon™ X1550 graphics technology delivers all the high-end graphics features - for gaming, surfing the Internet and watching digital video - at a smart price. The ATI Radeon X1550 series integrates with Windows Vista™ to create a premium visual experience, allows users to connect to multiple monitors and improves visual applications. Products based on ATI Radeon X1550 graphics technology are an excellent complement to Microsoft’s new 3D based operating system, allowing you to get more enjoyment out of movies, games, and digital photos.

High Definition 3D Performance & Image Quality to Your PC! Step-up to serious 3D performance and high-definition image quality with VisionTek’s new Radeon® X1550 series. For enhanced visuals and graphic performance the Radeon X1550 combines a new ultra-threaded core architecture with the revolutionary ATI AvivoTM video and display technology. The VisionTek Radeon X1550 series delivers exceptional visual performance for PC entertainment and productivity.

Brilliant New Avivo™ Video and Display Technology With ATI Avivo™ technology the VisionTek Radeon® X1550 series connects to home entertainment devices and allows you to view your digital media and play games with vibrant colors, ultra sharp images, true-to-life image reproduction, and the smoothest video playback ever offered by AMD.

A New Era of 3D Gaming Enjoy a smooth gaming experience and control texture-rich games with advanced 3D features including: a new ultra-threaded 3D processing architecture, an advanced memory controller and 256 MB DDR2 RAM.

Opening Doors to Visual Realism and True-to-life image Graphic Animation With industry leading technology and ultra-threaded shader core the VisionTek Radeon® X1550 is optimized for Shader Model 3.0 to deliver new high dynamic range visual effects, enhanced adaptive anti-aliasing realism and lightening fast performance.

Specifications

Manufacturer Visiontek
Mfg Part# 900129
SKU 204550974
UPC 784090024411
UPC 14 00784090024411
Features
VGA, DVI-I, TV-Out, HDTV
Dual Link DVI x1 supports up to 2560x1600 resolution
Small Form Factor design PCB - 2.4" x 6.7"
Standard ATX (tall) bracket mounted on card
Convertible to Small Form Factor via bracket kit (sold separately)
TV Out supports component HDTV (cable not included)
S-Video at 1024x768, HDTV up to 1080i
Tech Specs
System Requirements - Intel® Pentium® 4/III, Celeron™, AMD™Duron™/Athlon™/Athlon™ XP, or compatible with 3.3v PCI slot
256MB of system memory (1GB+ for Windows Vista)
Installation software requires
CD-ROM drive
DVD playback requires DVD drive on PCs with an Intel® Pentium® III processor (or equivalent) and 256MB of system memory
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