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If you?ve been reading our ?Reviews from around the Web? over the past few weeks, you?ve probably noticed more than a few reviews of X600 video cards. One reason may be the lack of high end ATI based cards for PCI-Express, another may be the decent performance the budget cards are showing, and still another reason may be that people are waiting to see how ATI answers NVidia?s SLI (Scaleable Link Interface) technology. Whatever the reason, the X-600 cards seem to be the current flavor of choice of those running PCI-Express systems. Today I?ll be showing you one of ABIT’s newer products, the RX600 Pro-GURU video card that features V-GURU for PCI-Express systems.

Utilizing ATI’s X600 design based on ATI?s R380 core, the RX600 Pro-GURU features four pixel pipelines and two geometry engines. At stock speed the RX600 Pro-Guru operates with a 400MHz core and 256MB of high speed Samsung DDR memory running at 600MHz Nothing mind-boggling or cutting edge to be found here, however this card can handle all of today?s hottest games at modest settings. Which, in and of itself should make it a popular choice for those on a budget, but is it the card for you? Read on to find out.


Specifications and Features

VPU Graphics Technology

? RADEON? X600 Pro Visual Processing Units (VPU)
? VPU Core: 400MHz

Memory Configuration ? 256MB Ultra fast DDR Memory

? 128-bit DDR memory interface
? 4 full precision pipelines

2 geometry pipelines

? ABIT Engineered XTurbo Overclocking
? Dual BIOS for enhanced reliability

Superior power design for optimal overclocking performance ? 2D Display Modes: Resolutions, colors and maximum refresh rates (Hz) in 256, 65K or 16.7M colors
ABIT vGuru? Technology ? OC Guru? Overclocking Utility for core and memory clock
Hardware monitoring ? VPU core & memory voltage adjustable
? FAN EQ? for automatic FAN speed adjustment
? BlackBox? e-service module
Native PCI Express support ? Provides Dual-simplex connection capable of 4GB/s/direction in x16 configuration
? Double the bandwidth of AGP8X
? Capable of supporting bandwidth hungry application


? Complete hardware-accelerated Microsoft DirectX 9.0 programmable vertex and pixel shader support

? Improves image quality by smoothing jagged edges, improving blurriness and refining background details during on-screen motion and at lower resolutions.
? 2x/4x/6x full scene anti-aliasing modes


? Lossless Z-Buffer compression (up to 24:1)
? Fast Z-Buffer Clear
VIDEOSHADER? ? FULLSTREAM? video de-blocking technology for Real, DivX, and WMV9 formats
? VIDEOSOAP? noise removal filtering for captured video
? MPEG1/2/4 decode and encode acceleration
? Hardware Motion Compensation, iDCT, DCT and color space conversion
? All-format DTV/HDTV decoding

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