Currently, Entech's PowerStrip software does not support the Xabre 400 GPU and we unfortunately could not find a similar overclocking utility that does. Unlike Triplex, ECS did not bundle a Xabre 400 compatible overclocking utility with the card so we were unable to test its overclocking potential. That said, if our Triplex Xabre Pro results are anything to go by, the chipset's lack of overclocking headroom will most likely render overclocking the card virtually pointless anyway. If you are planning on overclocking, I suggest you stay away from the ECS AG400 until this issue has been sorted out.
Overall we were quite impressed with the ECS AG400, however, it was not without its problems. Coming in at only US$100, the AG400 is ideal for those looking at purchasing a high performance gaming graphics card but are on a tight budget. However, its disappointing overclocking results, lack of DVI-output and non-existent software bundle will mean that it is certainly not a card for everyone.
The bottom line is, if you are looking for an inexpensive graphics card upgrade that provides performance in between that of the GeForce 4 MX440 and MX460, the ECS AG400 is quite a good buy. However, overclockers or users that require a DVI output should probably look elsewhere.
DirectX 8.1 support
Poor overclocking results
Lacks hardware vertex shader
Lacks DVI output
Non-existent software bundle
Rating - 8.5/10
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- ECS AG400 - Page 1 [Introduction]
- ECS AG400 - Page 2 [Specifications]
- ECS AG400 - Page 3 [Taking A Closer Look]
- ECS AG400 - Page 4 [Benchmarks - Quake 3 Arena]
- ECS AG400 - Page 5 [Benchmarks - 3DMark2001 SE]
- ECS AG400 - Page 6 [Benchmarks - Max Payne]
- ECS AG400 - Page 7 [Overclocking & Conclusion]
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