Sapphire X1900XT-X 512mb

The Nitty Gritty

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 29/01/2006
Author: Matthew Kemp (kempez815) 
Hardware Acquired: SCAN Computers

The Nitty Gritty

Enough science. This review is on the Sapphire bundle that comes with the card so lets see what you get

The Bundle

The bundle with the Sapphire card is good.
You get:

X1900XT-X PCI-Express

Sapphire X1900XTX


2 x Molex to PCI-Express Power Convertors
1 x S-Video cable
2 x DVI to VGA Convertors
1 x S-Video to Component HD cable
1 x S-Video to 2 x S-Video and Composite Cable Convertors
1 x Composite Cable
1 x Sapphire Installation driver CD (with adapted 5.13 beta drivers I believe)
1 x OEM Power DVD 6 (2ch)
1 x PowerDirector 4 (Trial)
1 x "Sapphire Choice Select" Game bundle

Sapphire X1900XTX package Sapphire X1900XTX package 2

The package is pretty decent for a retail package this early on in the cards release life, with a choice of two from four full games. These are:

Tony Hawks Underground 2
Richard Burns Rally
Prince Of Persia: Warrior Within
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

You get to play the games on trial and then select which two you want by entering the serial key on the CD box. The games are decent enough games but the inclusion of some newer titles like CoD 2 would have been nice to showcase the cards abilities.

The connectors included are just about all you'll need to run the card from any monitor or TV, so props to Sapphire for that. I think I may have a play with the HD connection for the card after completing this review of gaming performance - ATI's AVIVO sounds like a very nice feature indeed.

Onto test setup...
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Most Recent Comments

31-01-2006, 10:14:14

Great review mate. Props too ya . Hopefully the begining of a lot of top class reviews for OC3D Quote

31-01-2006, 10:41:36

Very nice mate!! Keep up the awesome reviewing Quote

31-01-2006, 14:13:41

Thanks lads

I've added a few more pics and amended a few bits of the review Quote

31-01-2006, 14:20:26

Very nice review Kemp , keep up the good work, have you tried overclocking the card with Ati Tools or are they both have same speed limits ? Quote

31-01-2006, 14:27:01

No Imma get something to OC today mefinks Quote

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