Date: July 12th, 2007
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: HIS
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES
HIS X1650XT delivers superior mainstream performance with industry-leading image quality and best-in-class HD video. With ATI's new, easy to use “plug-and-play”CrossFire™ configuration and unmatched image quality features, the HIS X1650XT delivers better gaming and home theater viewing experiences than the majority of today's best consumer electronic brands.
In retail channels you can purchase this card for anything in between US$120-$150 easily. For that little money you will get the following.
You will receive a user's guide along with a driver and additional software CD. The software CD is packed with full version video editing programs from Cyberlink along with several game demos. also included is a full version game from Microsoft called Dungeon Siege. You can learn more about the included game HERE.
As extensive as the software kit is for a mainstream videocard, the hardware package isn't bad as well. As seen above you get a rear IO vent plate for the card's cooler exhaust along with a crossfire bridge in case you will be using this with another sample of this card for a Crossfire setup. You also get one DVI to Analog VGA converter and a HD component video out connection dongle. And bringing up the rear you have a single six foot long S-video cable.
One thing missing was the extra DVI to VGA converter. Seeing this is a dual DVI card, it would have been nice to have two converters for those trying to use this card with two analog monitors.
And last, you have your ICEQ Turbo X1650XT complete with its signature enormous cooler. Surprisingly, even with the large cooler, this card is not that big nor is it overly heavy.