The good news for people stuck with these PCs is that Japanese manufacturer Kurouto Shikou has come up with a neat solution, and it uses a chip from bridge makers PLX to provide a PCI to PCI express link.
This only gives one PCIe lane to the ATI chip, but since you’re limited to old PCI on the other side, it shouldn’t matter too much.
The current Kurouto Shikou card is a low profile X1300 with 128MB of RAM, so not exactly high end, but a big boost for an old PC, and enough to at least allow DX9 games to run, and provide a DVI interface and video acceleration to connect you to your HDTV.
PCI Radeon X1300 go on sale
Posted on Monday, Jul 03 2006 @ 01:43 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck