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PowerColor Radeon X1950 Pro Extreme with Arctic Cooling System Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 89,736 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: March 14, 2007
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PowerColor Radeon X1950 Pro Extreme

In Figure 4, you can see the Accelero X2 from Arctic Cooling removed from the video card. This cooler has a base made of copper and has three copper heat-pipes. We have already posted an article about this device, so we won’t be repeating here everything we have already said there. It is really interesting to note that PowerColor is the third ATI partner to use a cooler from Arctic Cooling (HIS and Sapphire being the other two), however PowerColor chose the most high-end cooler provided by Arctic Cooling.

PowerColor Radeon X1950 Pro Extreme With Arctic Cooling System
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Figure 4: Arctic Cooling Accelero X2.

PowerColor Radeon X1950 Pro Extreme With Arctic Cooling System
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Figure 5: Video card without its cooler.

This video card uses eight GDDR3 256-Mbit 1.4 ns chips from Samsung (K4J55323QG-BC14) as you can see in Figure 6, making the 256 MB of memory this video card has. These chips can run up to 1.4 GHz (700 MHz x 2). Since on this video card the memories were already running at 1.39 GHz, there is no room left for overclocking the memories inside their specs. Of course you can try pushing them above their specs, especially because this video card uses a very good cooling solution.

PowerColor Radeon X1950 Pro Extreme With Arctic Cooling System
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Figure 6: Samsung GDDR3 256-Mbit 1.4 ns chip.

In Figure 7, you can see the Radeon 7950 Pro chip (codenamed RV570).

PowerColor Radeon X1950 Pro Extreme With Arctic Cooling System
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Figure 7: Radeon 7950 Pro chip (RV570).

The model we reviewed featured video capture (VIVO) function (controlled by ATI Rage Theater chip), so it came with all the necessary cables and software, including a DVI-to-VGA adapter, a power adapter to be used if your power supply doesn’t have an auxiliary PCI Express power connector, a component video output adapter, a VIVO adapter, a S-Video cable and a composite video cable.

PowerColor Radeon X1950 Pro Extreme With Arctic Cooling System
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Figure 8: Cables and adapters that comes with this video card.

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