Pros

  • Solid TV-tuner features, good price

Cons

  • Performance was below expectations

At A Glance

A great price, and includes worthy extras for connection to a TV, but this card's performance is below expectations.

Manufacturer’s Description

Delivering performance on a budget for business and for play is the motive behind the RADEON X1300 from Sapphire technology. Regardless of budgetary limitations Sapphire is empowering your creativity and injecting your PC with a hefty dose of pixel pounding muscle offering 256MB?s of onboard memory and support for the PCI Express x16 interface. Enjoy extreme digital clarity while expanding your digital horizons across two desktops and increasing productivity with the CATALYST suite?s HYDRAVISION 3 dual-monitor support functionality. Equipped with hardware acceleration for DirectX 9.0c and OpenGL there can be only one solution to the call for value and performance, the Sapphire RADEON X1300!

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.sapphiretech.com/us

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 100141
Inventory Number 24767
Ports and Connections
S-Video-Out Yes
S-Video-In No
Audio Input No
Ports
  • DVI-out
  • 15-pin VGA-out
Component Video Yes
Composite-Video-Out Yes
Composite-Video-In No
Audio Output No
DVI-Out 1
Memory
Memory size 0.256 MB
Memory type DDR2
Memory speed 500.0 MHz
Included Software
Windows XP x64 Driver Yes

Performance

Performance
Doom 3 (1024 by 768, antialiasing) 15.73
Quake 4 (1600 by 1200, antialiasing) 4.7
Battlefield 2 (1600 by 1200, antialiasing) 7.88
Quake 4 (1024 by 768, antialiasing) 16.0
Unreal Tournament 2004 (1024 by 768) 67.7
Quake 4 (1600 by 1200) 10.4
Far Cry (1024 by 768, antialiasing) 6.35
Unreal Tournament 2004 (1024 by 768, antialiasing) 37.84
Half-Life 2 (1024 by 768, antialiasing) 25.47
Far Cry (1600 by 1200) 15.06
Half-Life 2 (1024 by 768) 45.8
Doom 3 (1600 by 1200) 10.2
Unreal Tournament 2004 (1600 by 1200) 32.18
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory (1024 by 768, antialiasing) 12.96
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory (1600 by 1200) 9.29
Halo (1600 by 1200) 18.09
Quake 4 (1024 by 768) 24.77
Half-Life 2 (1600 by 1200, antialiasing) 8.4
Battlefield 2 (1024 by 768) 26.71
Battlefield 2 (1600 by 1200) 12.49
Unreal Tournament 2004 (1600 by 1200, antialiasing) 9.54
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory (1600 by 1200, antialiasing) 4.11
Half-Life 2 (1600 by 1200) 17.87
Far Cry (1600 by 1200, antialiasing) 6.35
Battlefield 2 (1024 by 768, antialiasing) 21.91
Far Cry (1024 by 768) 37.39
Halo (1024 by 768) 44.89
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory (1024 by 768) 17.53
Doom 3 (1600 by 1200, antialiasing) 4.4
Doom 3 (1024 by 768) 23.97