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Budget Graphics Cards Tested - Q3 2006 VGA Roundup

By: Shawn Baker | Editorials in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 25, 2006 4:00 am

HIS X1300 Turbo

 

Card number two is the X1300 Turbo from HIS which sports a fancier cooler and an increase in clock speeds.

 

Using the older design again we can see the card through the front window along with all the main information around it including the memory, speed and features. We can clearly see that this is an IceQ Turbo model which carries the better quality IceQ cooler and an increase in core and memory clock speeds.

 

 

 

Turning the box over we have the extended feature list, picture of the card and a few awards out of the hundreds that HIS have been given over the years. Nothing to out of the ordinary and if you're anything like us you will be ignoring what the box says and just getting straight into the package.

 

 

Inside we have our manual and driver CD along with the ATI bonus DVD which comes with... wait for it... Dungeon Siege! We would love to know how many of these DVDs got printed up by HIS because it's a bit annoying to know that your $100 X1300 and your $400 X1900 both come with the same game. We also have our TV out cables, DVI to VGA adapter and a bracket to cover the extra slot so air can still be exhausted.

 

 

As we mentioned the X1300 Turbo from HIS uses the IceQ cooler which not only cools more effectively then the standard heatsink but is also extremely quiet. The increased cooling power also gives HIS the ability to run the card a little faster giving us a core and memory speed of 600MHz / 800MHz.

XFX GeForce 7300 GS, (256 MB) PCI Express Graphic Card

 

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