Date: November 16th, 2005
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Hightech
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HIS ICEQ RADEON X700 INTRODUCTION
With all the new videocards coming out on to the market lately, you will notice a trend........they all are expensive and extremely powerful. But what about the computer user that wants a decent value card that won't break the bank and also look amazing in your windowed computer case. For the expensive models, there are lots to choose from. As for the value segment, all you are left with are barebone cards and some don't even come with a fan on the heatsink.
As you can see above, what I will be reviewing today is not your everyday value videocard. With a huge cooler strapped onto the x700 core, you might ask if this videocard is going to be a little fun overclocking and just to keep you interested......it is. Hope I got your interest and enjoy 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.
ATI X700 CORE ARCHITECTURE FEATURES (From ATI)
ATI's RADEON® X700 brings a richer visual experience to all your favorite PC activities – 3D gaming, watching movies and streaming video, Internet browsing, viewing and processing digital photos, or home office applications such as preparing multimedia presentations and spreadsheets. Whether upgrading or buying a new PC, the RADEON® X700 will easily handle today's visual entertainment and workload with plenty of power in reserve for tomorrow's possibilities.
Boost your game play performance with the visual power and instant response you need to get the most from any DirectX® 9 and OpenGL® title. RADEON® X700 delivers beautifully rendered 3D animation for intense, interactive game play. Experience richer, more movie-quality visual effects than ever before with SMARTSHADER™ HD, the world's most advanced pixel shader engine. Experiment with your advanced 3D settings, and check the effect with a real-time 3D rendered preview. With up to 8 parallel pixel pipelines and 256 MB or 128 MB of high performance GDDR3 memory, the RADEON® X700 has the muscle to meet the demands of today's fast-and-furious gaming, and tomorrow's new applications and operating systems.
Enjoy the full visual impact of DVD movies with smoother, clearer, and more detailed video playback . ATI's VIDEOSHADER™ HD accelerates video processing and imaging with programmable pixel shaders for improved DVD playback and better multitasking while watching DVD video. FULLSTREAM™ sharpens image quality by removing blocky artifacts from streaming internet video. The RADEON® X700 connects to your television using S-video and composite video outputs, and supports both High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) modes for every type of available display.
ATI's award-winning CATALYST™ suite of software optimizes the graphics processor of the RADEON® X700 while ensuring maximum stability and user control. CATALYST™ automatically sets optimal settings for your system and enables safe VPU (Visual Processing Unit) overclocking, and in the unlikely event of a graphics hang, ATI's VPU RECOVER automatically resets the graphics processor so you can continue without interruption or data loss. Featuring frequent updates, reliable customer service, and an interactive user feedback program, ATI's CATALYST™ software suite is backed by ATI's technical confidence, industry-leading capability, and uncompromising commitment to creating your ultimate visual experience.