Date: October 30th, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Chaintech USA
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CHAINTECH CORPORATE PROFILE
Welcome to Chaintech, the fastest growing motherboard, graphic card, and IA manufacturer in the world! While global tech sales have steadily decreased over the past year, Chaintech has had an astonishing growth of 23% in second half over first half of 2002. What makes Chaintech so distinguished? In the past 17 years, Chaintech has devoted to develop the most innovative and customer-oriented products based on our most professional and experienced R&D team. Pioneered by our R&D team, everyone in Chaintech faces the dynamic and exhilarating IT market with alertness and global view. We work based on the principle of keeping everything the most up-to-date. Year 2002, Chaintech has won the battle in the retail market by introducing APOGEE and ZENITH series motherboards which highly impressed worldwide media and end users. Continued with the splendid start of 2002, Chaintech will bring you more surprises and uniqueness in 2003 and carry out the idealism of "affordable technology!"
As many of you know or will right now, the computer peripheral sector is split into three separate defined markets. The first being the budget, which caters to the low cost, low performance and mass produced computer parts. The second is the mainstream market which is a mix of performance decent quality with stil an eye on keeping costs low, but higher than the budget sector. The third is the enthusiest or elite sector where performance means everything and price in the most part is not considered into the equation (within reason).
Today I will be reviewing a videocard that is powered by the mainstream targeted FX5600, but with a kicker. The FX-71 although shares a chip that is mainstream oriented, it encompasses many features only found in the higher end enthusisiest card without the premium price. What features are they you ask? In a few pages you will find out.