Date: April 2nd, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: ATI Technologies Inc.
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What do you get with the package?
Actually, I should rename this section "What doesn't come with it?", that would be easier because this card has EVERYTHING as long as you purchase it in retail form. Let's have a gander at the contents.
Now here is the actual card in all its glory. You can see the abundance of connectors on the back. You will see shortly what gets plugged into them.
A nice shot showing the clean layout of the board allowing for alot of possible modding in the future [Upcoming review =)]
Now here is the RF modulator which enables you to connect your normal Cable TV to your computer and allow you to use your computer as a television.
The characteristic ATI active cooling on the main core chip.
Now the memory on this board is standard and the 5.0 ns Samsung DDR chips will allow for some moderate overclocking, but in no way close to the Normal Radeon 7500 retail card or the 8500. But I was surprised that I was able to push this card to 310Mhz core and 420Mhz Memory timing with no artifacts at all. Pretty Impressive!
And one of the mother's of all things that make this product stand out from the rest, a wicked remote control to control all the video card components in your computer. This thing can actually be used as a remote from another room seeing that it is UHF. NICE!!!