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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

Albatron 7300GT


It's been a while since we have seen anything from Albatron but they are number two on the list of GeForce 7300GT cards.


Like most of our other boxes we have a pretty standard layout - main features and main specifications are located on the front of the box with a number of logos showing support for SLI, PureVideo and Vista.




The back of the box is very plain and just gives us the very standard run of the mill chip features in a number of languages. No picture of the card or anything like that.



Moving to the contents of the box we have a very light package with really nothing but a driver CD and HDTV out cable. We find that most of the times on the cheap cards companies usually do the bare minimum and that's OK because he helps keep the price as low as possible.



Once you get to the card it is surprising to see that it uses a heat pipe cooler - it is disappointing not to see this advertised anywhere on the front of the box. When you walk into the shop and see it sitting next to another GeForce 7300GT, if the Albatron card was more expensive you would wonder why but find nothing on the box to let you know about the silent solution.


The solution isn't bad at all and uses copper and aluminum to transfer the heat away from the core. We can see that a VGA and DVI are included along with our standard TV Out. Like all other 7300GT cards, we can clearly see that the SLI connector at the top of the card if you want to get into some silent, budget, SLI action.


The Albatron 7300GT comes with a core clock of 400MHz and a memory clock of 700MHz, which is slightly up on the standard clock speeds.

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


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