Date: February 18th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: H.I.S.
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HIS EXCALIBUR RADEON 9600XT INTRODUCTION
As you have very well seen in the past months, ATI's market share in the enthusiast and mainstream class of videocards has grown immensely. Because of this obvious trend, hardware manufacturers have been eager to get there associated versions of ATI videocards onto the market.
When compared side by side, most of manufacturer's videocards with the same VPU core could be judged as being relatively identical. They all perform within 1-2% of each other while benchmarking, they all have the same features and they are all priced within a MSRP range of US$190-US$210. With every manufacturer's cards being so identical, which one would you pick?
With this in mind, let me introduce you a 9600XT that is much like its competition, but has some additional features that allows for increased performance, increased flexibility, increased stability and just for kicks, it wouldn't look too bad in a windowed case.
But I am not going to let the cat out of the bag too early. On with the review!!
HIS 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.