- 256MB GDDR2
- 1 x DVI
- AGP 4X/8X
Hotter than Hell 04/19/2009
This review is from: VisionTek Radeon X1050 DirectX 9 900128 256MB GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card
The card installed easily, and is very quite, of course. It works well enough, and is rather cheap. I had to fiddle with the drivers a little, but it was relatively easy.
This thing gets seriously hot. I have a high threshold for pain, and I can't touch the PCB for more than four seconds before I have to let go. Strangely, the back of the PCB is hotter than the heatsink. It works, for now, but it's way hotter than I am comfortable with.
This is not a R520 based GPU, it's a rehashed R300. I found this out after I bought it, thanks to ATI's weird numbering scheme (every other x1000 is R5xx series). I would not buy this again due to the amount of heat it creates, I was kind of prepared for its limited functionality.
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