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Power Color X1650 Pro Golden Pig Edition

Former staff writer    -   April 15, 2007
Category: Video Cards
Price: $114.99


Introduction:

    "In Chinese culture, the pig is associated with fertility and virility. To bear children in the year of the pig is considered very fortunate, for they will be happy and honest." The Year  2007 is a Year of the Pig (Fire), which begins on February 18, 2007 and ends on February 6, 2008. To commemorate the Chinese New Year, Power Color has released a Golden Pig Special Edition X1650 Pro. Although there are no performance differences between this and a regular X1650 Pro, it does have a physical difference. The heatsink on the video card is shaped as a Golden Pig and the Golden Pig Special Edition X1650 Pro will be sold exclusively at NewEgg.com.

Being a mainstream video card, the X1650 Pro will have enough kick to run todays home computer applications and offer the ability to play most of todays high demanding video games while maintaining a competitive price most can afford.

PowerColor was established in 1999 and while researching the company, I learned that PowerColor is not just a trading company who does not have a production facility of its own; they produce all their boards in their own certified labs. Power Color U.S.A. is based in California, and has won numerous industry awards, including critical worldwide acclaim.


Closer Look:

    I have always been fond of the packaging that Power Color has used with their products. When you look at the box the hands on the Fairy jump out at you, if this alone doesn’t draw your attention I don’t know what will.

 


As I stated earlier there are no differences between this and other X1650 Pro cards, but due to it being a Special Edition, Power Color has changed the heatsink from the original and is using a “Golden Pig” plate in commemoration.


 




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look Continued & Installation
  3. Configuration
  4. Specifications and Features
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