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Asus EAX1900XT Review

Bosco    -   September 8, 2006
Category: Video Cards
Gf City Computers
Price: $400


Introduction

Lagging in games? Getting a low FPS? Unable to play those gorgeous new games? Then look no further. With the release of the ASUS EAX1900XT, all of your problems will be solved. ASUS has long been a major supplier of video cards as well as other types of computer hardware. ATI, a Canadian manufacturer of chips, delivers to companies all over the globe. Founded in 1958, ATI is one of the world leaders in the supply of graphics, video and multimedia products for desktop, workstation and notebook PCs, digital televisions, cell phones and game consoles. The ASUS iteration of the X1900XT is aimed at gamers who want performance but don’t want to break the bank at the same time.

Closer Look

When I received this new card, I stopped in the middle of ripping open the package to take a look at the box art, and let me tell you that this card comes with some artwork! Depicting an armor clad, gun-toting marine, this box is just emanating that 'hardcore' feel.


After opening up the box I got to see this beast of a card. Shipped in a nice little foam section, with all the hookups and software in their own compartments, gave me a peace of mind as to the quality of this product. After unpacking all of the supplied goodies, I had to step back and take a moment. This baby ships jam packed with extra goodies: software, all the adaptor cables, as well as 2 DVI adaptors.

 

Looking at the card itself, I noticed the sword-toting Ruby depicted on the card’s cooler. And what a cooler it is! Unlike most, this is a double wide card, meaning that it takes up two expansion slots, one for the card, and another for the cooler.

  

The card has the standard 2 DVI ports on the back, as well as an HDTV port (through supplied adaptor). There is also the second expansion slot for exhaust from the cooler.



  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation & Specifications
  3. Testing & Benchmark: Far Cry
  4. Benchmark: F.E.A.R
  5. Benchmark: Doom 3
  6. Benchmark: Call Of Duty 2
  7. Benchmark: Quake 4
  8. Benchmark: Need For Speed: Most Wanted
  9. Conclusion
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