Posted on Monday, July 04 2005 @ 16:33:59 CEST by LSDsmurf
Xtreme Resources this morning has a look at the mid range graphics segment as our Senior European reviewer Grace has a look at the PowerColor X700 Bravo Edition. With prices of the high-end graphics solution out of reach of the average gamer, the bread and butter segment is the mid range market where the price/performance ratio is excellent and where manufacturers sell a lot of graphics solutions. Follow along as Grace takes Power Color's offering in this segment for a full evaluation.
"It was not very long ago that the term "3D" did not exist. I still remember some of the first "3D" games that first came to exist for the SNES and other consoles. The explosion of 3D games in PCs came to be with the release of the early Voodoo 3dfx acceleration cards and the race began from then on. Now there are hundreds of video cards and numerous manufacturers producing video cards. It seems that there is a video card for every need. I have such a special card on my hands today, the PowerColor X700 Bravo Edition, a card designed to deliver optimum visual quality featuring Dual DVI and HDTV outputs, good 3D performance while remaining completely silent. You can guess which portion of the market it is aimed at; HTPC systems and people obsessed with silence. Let us see how well it manages to compete in the video card arena."