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Triplex Xabre Pro Review - Overclocking & Conclusion

The graphics market is heating right up lately with a lot of different high end solutions emerging. For those though who are after a budget card which performs fairly well, you really can't go past SiS' latest Xabre400 chip. Today Asher "Acid" Moses" takes a look Triplex's Xabre400 solution, namely in the Xabre Pro.

By: | Editorials in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 29, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Triplex



We overclocked the card using the Triplex overclocking tool supplied on the driver CD. We were not able to clock the card any higher than 30MHz over its default core/memory clock speeds, which had a very small effect on its overall performance. I highly doubt this problem was caused by inadequate cooling or a limitation of the chipset itself, but rather a driver issue. If you are planning on overclocking, I suggest you stay away from the Triplex Xabre Pro until this issue has been sorted out.




Overall, I was very pleased with most aspects of the Triplex Xabre Pro. It provides a variety of useful features including a DVI output, a TV output and dual monitor support. On top of this, it performed very admirably against its main competitor, the GeForce4 MX, coming out ahead in all benchmarks performed. Finally, its silver PCB and stylish heatsink/fan unit are also a nice touch for modders who like to show off their PC's internals. The only area this card falls short in is overclocking, as we had a hard time getting it to run just 30MHz over its default speed.


That said, at a price of around $AUD198, this could very well be the video card of choice for gamers on a budget - coming in at over $AUD10 cheaper than the GeForce4 MX440 whilst still managing to provide higher performance. The bottom line is, if you are looking for a high performing, feature-rich budget graphics card but are not planning on overclocking, don't go past the Triplex Xabre Pro.


- Pros


High performing


Great value


DVI output


TV output


Dual-monitor support


- Cons


Disappointing overclocking results


Lacks a hardware vertex shader


Rating - 9/10


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