Sapphire Radeon X1600 XT Ultimate Review

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Introduction

Sapphire released a Radeon X1600 XT model using a silent cooling solution. As you know, Radeon X1600 XT is the top mid-range chip from ATI. In this review 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 special model from Sapphire.

Sapphire Radeon X1600 XT Ultimate Figure 1: Sapphire Radeon X1600 XT Ultimate.

Radeon X1600 XT runs officially at 590 MHz and accesses its memory at 1.38 GHz (22.08 GB/s), 128 bits per clock cycle. This model from Sapphire runs at the standard clock rates. 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 XT 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 Sapphire Radeon X1600 XT Ultimate.

Sapphire Radeon X1600 XT Ultimate Figure 2: Sapphire Radeon X1600 XT Ultimate.

Sapphire Radeon X1600 XT Ultimate Figure 3: Sapphire Radeon X1600 XT Ultimate, 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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