Date: June 2nd, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Hightech
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HIGHTECH EXCALIBUR RADEON 9200SE INTRODUCTION
When it comes to videocard reviews, the reader is more often then not faced with an editorial on a top of the line enthusiast or upper mainstream sample focused towards the gamer or computer enthusiast. One portion of the hardware market that is unfortunately lacking is the lower end of the mainstream or budget market which actually makes up more of today's market.
Although a lot of people do like to see just how blistering fast the new breed of videocards pump out frames per second, some people are looking for just an ordinary videocard with excellent two dimensional quality and clarity along with minor gaming ability and fully functional VIVO capabilities. Some enthusiasts like to have a fast system but sometimes gaming is not always a primary concern.
To cover a rather ignored sector in the reviewing community, I will be reviewing Hightech's Radeon 9200SE offering that may not have the fastest benchmarking results on the market, but as I have said before, it was never meant to be a screamer. The Radeon 9200SE VPU represents the lowest current tier in DX8.1 gaming chipsets released by ATI. With a hindered 64bit memory interface coupled with slower ram to keep costs down to a minimum, the 9200SE is targeted towards the consumer that wants basic gaming capabilities, but still needs all the picture quality associated with ATI's enthusiast level video processing units.
HIGHTECH CORPORATE PROFILE
HIS strives to provide our customers the best value and service on accordance to our founding principles. Today, HIS is one of the largest graphics companies in Hong Kong and rank premier in the world of multimedia graphics. In this fast changing world and very especially in the field of PC, a flexible attribute is competitive advantage. Over the years, HIS earned its reputation worldwide as offering a flexibility that other just cannot match. HIS moves fast. HIS reacts fast.
Commitment to excellence is the bedrock of our company direction. We expand by providing our customers worldwide with the best quality and service to achieve the fundamental objective the Total Customer Satisfaction. As such our worldwide customers are very loyal to us.