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Budget ATI Crossfire - X1300XT and X1650PRO Tested

By: Shawn Baker | AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 9, 2006 4:00 am

The Packaging


The X1300XT and 1650PRO boxes are practically identical to each other. Both offer the IceQ cooling along with pre-overclocked speeds. We see that 256MB of DDR3 is also present on both cards. We can see the Crossfire logo along with HDTV, TV-Out and of course Dual Link DVI support for people using 30" LCD's from Dell or Apple.



Turning box the boxes over they again both are almost identical too each other - the back is actually even closer to each other with really the only thing differentiating them being the card model at the top of the box. Both support identical features as you can see across the bottom of the box.



Both boxes contain exactly the same content between them bar the manual - one is for the X1300 series and the other the X1600 series.


Apart from the manual we have a driver CD that you will probably find yourself needing to use at the moment thanks to the lack of official support on these cards with the latest Catalyst 6.9 drivers. We also have the normal HIS bonus DVD. It comes with…..wait for it….Dungeon Siege, along with a number of demos, some Cyberlink software and a few other trial applications.



Cable wise we have a Component out adapter for HDTV out put, S-Video cable, S-Video to RCA connector, 2 DVI to VGA adapters and a grill that covers second half of the card.



We didn't expect the package to really be that different between the cards and as you can see for yourself, they aren't. We can also see that at first glance through the box the cards don't look all that different but let's continue on to see what is on offer.

HIS X1650PRO H165PRQ256N-R R Graphic Card


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