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HIS Radeon X1650XT and X1950PRO - Quiet Gaming

We check out a couple of new quiet graphics cards from HIS and see how they perform under different scenarios.

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 30, 2007 5:00 am




Looking for a mid-range graphics card from the AMD and ATI camp?


Depending on your budget there is a couple of solid options to choose from. The Radeon X1650XT being the cheaper alternative that sits at the bottom of the mid-range line up and the other is the Radeon X1950PRO which sits at the higher-end in terms of price and performance.


We have with us a pair of cards from HIS, one the Radeon 1650XT and the other a Radeon 1950PRO. We will see what these particular cards from HIS have to offer us along with what card is best for you. If you're on an LCD monitor that only supports a resolution as high as 1280 x 1024, is it worth the extra money to move to the X1950PRO? We'll discuss this and more.


Normally we see a lot of IceQ type graphics cards from HIS but this time around while we do have an IceQ edition in the shape of the Radeon X1950PRO we also got the chance to check out the new iSilenceII cooling design on the Radeon X1650XT.


Let's have a closer look at the cards then get stuck into our benchmarks.

ATI RADEON X1650 Xt, (256 MB) PCI Express Graphic Card


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