How powerful are the new X1650 Graphic Processor Unit video cards? "Better check to see if you can handle it" powerful, and that's no exaggeration! Some of the new boards require PCI Express; this board lets those of us with an AGP 4x/8x slot play, too. Sapphire's 100198L is an AGP 4X/8X board that can handle all that Vista can dish out. It's based on the Radeon X1650 GPU from ATi and loaded with 512MB of GDDR2.
VGA and DVI-I ports let you hook up your choice of monitors. Or you can use both ports and give yourself plenty of screen real estate for games or large tasks. The S-Video port lets you send either an S-Video or composite signal to your TV.
Speed and power. Brilliance, high contrast, and vivid colors. The versatility to plug it into your monitor, your tv, or your video projector. You're going to like what you see.
AGP 4X / 8X Interface The SAPPHIRE 100198L features an AGP 4X / 8X interface so you can upgrade your existing platform with boosted graphics performance for mainstream gaming.
Ultra-threaded Shader Engine The Radeon X1650 ultra-threaded engine features 12 individual pixel shader processors to support up to 128 simultaneous pixel threads. It is fully hardware compliant with Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 programmable vertex and pixel shaders, so you can experience HDR and advanced anti-aliasing effects for incredible enhancements to lighting contour and color detail.
ATI Avivo ATI Avivo sets the bar for advanced imaging and video quality. Integrated into ATI's latest generation of graphics products, ATI Avivo delivers HDTV and next-generation HD disc capabilities with vibrant, sharp images, and the smoothest video playback ever offered by ATI. ATI Avivo also enables universal, professional-quality connectivity for TVs and displays, ensuring the ultimate digital entertainment experience on your PC.
Windows Vista Ready ATI is working in partnership with Microsoft to unlock the potential of the new Windows Aero 3D desktop using ATI’s high performance graphics processors, including the Radeon X1650. Don't let graphics be a barrier to a premium experience - upgrade to ATI. Windows Vista, powered by ATI, is a new visual dimension for business and personal computing.
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