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