PowerColor Radeon X1600 Pro 512 MB Review

Introduction

PowerColor released a special model of the mid-range Radeon X1600 Pro using 512 MB instead of 256 MB. We will compare its performance to other members of the Radeon X1000 series, to previous ATI chips and also with competing products from NVIDIA. Let’s take a look at how was the performance of this model from PowerColor.

PowerColor Radeon X1600 Pro 512 MBFigure 1: PowerColor Radeon X1600 Pro 512 MB.

Radeon X1600 Pro runs officially at 500 MHz and accesses its memory at 780 MHz (390 MHz DDR), transferring 128 bits per clock cycle. This model from PowerColor follows ATI’s official specs. If you want to learn more about ATI’s Radeon X1000 series and its difference from previous ATI products, read our article on this subject.
 
You can see in our tutorial “ATI Chips Comparison Table” the difference between Radeon X1600 Pro and the other chips from ATI, while on our tutorial “NVIDIA Chips Comparison Table” you can compare it to its competitors from NVIDIA.

On Figures 2 and 3 you can see PowerColor Radeon X1600 Pro 512 MB.

PowerColor Radeon X1600 Pro 512 MBFigure 2: PowerColor Radeon X1600 Pro 512 MB.

PowerColor Radeon X1600 Pro 512 MBFigure 3: PowerColor Radeon X1600 Pro 512 MB, back view.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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