PowerColor Introduces X1550 PCI-E, AGP & SCS Editions

"PowerColor, a leading video card manufacturer, has announced that it is now producing X1550 cards as an entry level video card for Windows Vista. Read inside for more details..."

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 17/01/07
Author: MikeEnIke
Source: PowerColor

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PowerColor Introduces X1550 PCI-E, AGP & SCS Editions
Headache-Free Entry Level VGA Cards for Windows VistaTM

Taipei, Taiwan - January 17th, 2006 - TUL Corporation, a leading provider of AMD/ATI graphic cards, today announced the PowerColor X1550 in PCI-E, AGP and Silent Cooling System (SCS) variations. These models replace the X1300 brand in an effort to re-emphasize the complete support of AMD/ATI-based graphic cards for Windows VistaTM platform; particularly for the entry level segment. PowerColor's X1550 comes with a factory overclocked core of 600MHz, with memory speed of 400MHz (800MHz effective) and 256MB of DDR2 RAM.

The X1550 Silent Cooling System edition is a passive solution with zero compromise on performance. It comes complete with same specifications as the standard version. As with the entire X1K series, PowerColor X1550 is CrossFireTM ready and supports DirectX 9c, Open GL 2.0 and Shader Model 3.0; enabling anti-aliasing with HDR. Avivo engine also ensures accelerated video decode and encode of the latest video formats and support for High-Definition (HD) videos.

"The X1550 is an extremely important model, as it becomes the easiest way of upgrading existing systems to running Windows VistaTM." says Ted Chen, CEO of TUL Corporation.

Key Features of PowerColor X1550
- Factory Overclocked from 550MHz to 600MHz
- CrossFireTM ready
- Support for DirectX 9c, Open GL 2.0 and Shader Model 3.0
- Simultaneous Anti-Aliasing with HDR for smooth graphics
- H.264 playback with ATI's AvivoTM Video
- & Display Engine- Windows VistaTM ready

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Lower end cards always come in handy for those all work no play builds. Good to see PowerColor keeping that in mind.

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16-01-2007, 17:12:59


[I]For a series defined by its open nature, it's ironic that getting even the slightest info about a new GTA is more difficult than 100-perceting San Andreas. Here's what we know about GTA4 so far: It'll hit the PS3 and the Xbox 360 on October 16, with each version getting some unique downloadable content. And that's it. Still, that doesn't mean the theories about this biggie aren't swirling around the Internet. Let's take a peek at some of the rumors:

  • In late 2003, GTA parent company Take-Two Interactive registered the trademarks GTA: Bogota, and GTA: Tokyo (in addition to GTA: Sin City and GTA: San Andreas...hmm). Particularly, the historic Bogota, Columbia-sometimes called the Athens of South America-has amazing potential, with a mix of colonial architecture and skyscrapers, a diverse culture and large socioeconomic rift. Oh, and wait...there's a Bogota, NJ, too? Let's just move on.
  • Network-programming job positions posted on Rockstar North's website led to rumblings that GTA4 may be a massively multiplayer online game. Yeah, an MMO is just what the series needs, because it doesn't have enough jerks filling its streets to begin with. While we are certain online will be a huge part of GTA4 (those PSP modes were just a testing ground), it won't be THE game.
  • Regardless of location, the next game will focus on one city instead of a sprawling region. With the new systems offering so much more power, thoughts of bustling intersections and myriad unique interiors abound. A city as alive as New York certainly hasn't been done justice yet. Done with enough detail, less could be a hell of a lot more.

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16-01-2007, 17:36:24

I was hoping for the baron deserts again! :)

Damn I loved that San andreas desert.. I heard that its gunna be set in europe...
EDIT: Wait a second... They have done New York.. (liberty city) I hope it has some kinda baron part... I LOVE OFF ROADING!

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