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XGI Volari 8300 128 MB 64-bit Review

Posted on Tuesday, December 13 2005 @ 17:39:18 CET by LSDsmurf

Our review of the newest graphics chip from XGI, Volari 8300, which is targeted to the entry-level multimedia PC market and has an embedded DVD decoder.

Here is a snippet: "Volari 8300 is the newest entry-level graphics chip from XGI. It is always good to see another company besides ATI and nVidia doing something. The reference board we've got from XGI had 128 MB on-board memory and a 64-bit memory interface, competing with Radeon X300 SE HyperMemory and with the 64-bit 64 MB version of GeForce 6200 TurboCache. XGI's chip, however, has a built-in MPEG-2 decoder and video enhancer, i.e. with this video card DVD decoding is done by the video card and not by the system CPU, which can be a tremendous feature for entry-level multimedia PCs. GeForce 6200 has also this feature, but you need to buy a decoder software from nVidia that costs between USD 19.95 and USD 49.95, depending on the version (you can use it for free during the first 30 days). Radeon X300 doesn't have this feature at all, while the new Radeon X1300 series has it."

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