Date: August 13th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: HISDIGITAL
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For the sub US$100 pricetag, you will receive the following.
For one, you will receive a standard sized videocard package with a graphics scheme that compliments its' targeted mainstream market.
Once opened the accessories bundle is comprised of:
- User's Manual
- Driver CD
- VideoStudio 7se
- PowerDVD 5 DVD Viewing Software
- 3D-Album Photo Management Software
- VGA to DVI Convertor
- S-Video Cable
- VIVO Dongle
No games were included with this particular model and were replaced with multimedia software to compliment the VIVO capabilities of this card. Makes perfect sense.
HIS's Radeon 9550 offering is essentially a standard videocard with the same basic configuration as the 9600 Dual DVI sample I reviewed from HIS here back on April 14th of this year.
What makes this product tick will be covered on the next page.