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HIS Radeon X1600 Pro AGP Review
Author: Gabriel Torres
Type: Reviews Last Updated: June 5, 2006
Page: 2 of 10
HIS Radeon X1600 Pro IceQ AGP

Radeon X1600 Pro is a PCI Express chip. So to connect it to AGP bus it is necessary a bridge chip, shown in Figure 4.

HIS Radeon X1600 Pro AGP
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Figure 4: Bridge chip used on HIS Radeon X1600 Pro AGP.

 The main advantage of HIS IceQ models is the design of their cooler, which blows hot air produced by the video card out the computer case – and later copied by Sapphire. Also, it is sensitive to UV light, so it will grow if you have an UV lamp inside your case. This cooler is entirely made of aluminum and it is actually made by Arctic Cooling (http://www.arctic-cooling.com).

HIS Radeon X1600 Pro AGP
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Figure 5: IceQ cooler detached from the video card.

HIS Radeon X1600 Pro AGP
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Figure 6: Video card without its cooler.

On Figure 7 you can take a closer look at ATI’s Radeon X1600 Pro chip.

HIS Radeon X1600 Pro AGP
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Figure 7: Radeon X1600 Pro graphics chip.

The heatsink used on this video card doesn’t touch the memory chips.

Talking about memory, this video card uses eight GDDR2 256-Mbit 2.5 ns chips from Hynix (HY5PS561621AFP-25), making its 256 MB video memory (256 Mbits x 8 = 256 MB). These chips can run up to 800 MHz. Since this video card accesses the memory very close to 800 MHz there is no room for memory overclocking inside the memory’s specifications. But of course you can try overclock it over its specs.

HIS Radeon X1600 Pro AGP
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Figure 8: 2.5 ns GDDR2 memory chip used by HIS Radeon X1600 Pro AGP.

This board also comes with one S-Video cable, one Composite Video to S-Video adapter, one Component Video adapter and one DVI-to-VGA adapter.

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