Thursday, January 18th 2007

HIS Launches X1050 & X1550 Series


HIS introduced today the X1050 and X1550 series, which integrate with Windows Vista to create a premium visual experience and allow value users to get more enjoyment out of movies, games and digital applications. Powered by ATI Radeon X1050 GPU, HIS X1050 series is Vista Premium Certified and fully support Microsoft’s new 3D based operating system. The HIS X1050 series is available in PCI-e version only with up to 400/500 MHz core/memory clock and up to 256MB/128Bit GDDR2, completely silent (0dB) by means of heatsink cooling. With the HyperMemory 2 technology, it can share system memory to provide up to 512MB graphics memory. The latest HIS X1550 series includes the PCI-Express x16 version, AGP 8X version, PCI-Express x1 version and PCI version, running at 550/800MHz core/memory clock and up to 256MB/128Bit GDDR2. The PCI-Express x16 versions are all CrossFire ready for improving performance if necessary. HIS X1050 & X1550 will be available on 26th Jan 2007.Source: VR-Zone
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17 Comments on HIS Launches X1050 & X1550 Series

#1
LonGun
Prices are still unvailable? What's the point of making these two new x1050 and x1550? do they support dx10? are they worth to buy bc of ddr2 128 bit?
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#2
Wile E
Power User
I think these are just replacements for the X1300 Hypermemory and the X1300. not DX10 cards.
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#3
LonGun
by: Wile E
I think these are just replacements for the X1300 Hypermemory and the X1300. not DX10 cards.
ah I see. Also, can ddr2 128 bit give you a second thought of getting one of these cards? it seems to be to me.
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#4
JC316
Knows what makes you tick
Whats the point? Just get an X1300XT or an X1650 pro.
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Wile E
Power User
by: JC316
Whats the point? Just get an X1300XT or an X1650 pro.
I could see the 1050 being good for a HTPC, as it is passively cooled. Should be stupid cheap, too. Other than that, I don't see the point, personally.
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#6
NamesDontMatter
by: Wile E
I could see the 1050 being good for a HTPC, as it is passively cooled. Should be stupid cheap, too. Other than that, I don't see the point, personally.
well most x1300s are passive cooled anyway, so I really don't see any huge benifits here. I am currently toughing it out with an x1300, but then again I uninstalled all of my games lol. Does anyone have some dates on dx 10 cards lineup launch?
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
This is pretty much, on the X1050 front, like integrated graphics. I guess they have to cater to all parties, though I must admit, Im not a fan of shared graphics memory.
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Wile E
Power User
by: WarEagleAU
This is pretty much, on the X1050 front, like integrated graphics. I guess they have to cater to all parties, though I must admit, Im not a fan of shared graphics memory.
It has 256 on board. I think using shared memory is an option, not 100% tho.
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#9
kakazza
PCIe x1 cards, very nice, very nice.
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#10
Grings
by: kakazza
PCIe x1 cards, very nice, very nice.
true, from what ive read on those physx cards, the 1550 would still be way more powerful for physics, if ati enable this card when they release physics drivers, this could prove a great solution for people without a spare full size slot (most people) or people running sli/crossfire already
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#11
bruins004
Show me the R600s already.
Stop coming out with these re-named cards that suck ass.
Come on already ATI, show me the real stuff.
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#12
RickyG512
as long as this replaces the x1300 price its good

r600 gt should be cheap and i hope the r600 xtx is the same price as the x1900xtx and x1950xtx launch price
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#13
LonGun
I mean look at the Gforce 8800. some stores even had it for $800-$900. the R600 will be the same since it'll be ATI first graphic card that supports dx10.
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#14
largon
The GPU on X1050 is RV370 built originally for X300 and X550 series.
Imo it's pretty shady to label these ancient pieces of cr_p as if they had anything to with X1k series.

The RV516 GPU on X1550 is actually a somewhat revised RV515 (X1300) built on 80nm instead of 90nm.
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#15
LonGun
I'm wondering if people need of the use of the Physix card. Isn't it made for sudden games that support it? As for the Physix card it self + the cost I think it's too much. I also believe Gfx cards will have physix build-in it in the future... maybe the 8900s or R650s :)
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#16
largon
LonGun
You don't have to build a GPU to support physics processing, all it needs is driver support. Atleast Radeon X1k series is fully capable of physics crunching, the (pixel) shaders on R5_0 generation GPUs are programmable meaning they can be used to calculate pretty much anything the user wants and drivers allow.

People have been using X1900-series cards for Folding@Home for sometime already.
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#17
LonGun
by: largon
LonGun
You don't have to build a GPU to support physics processing, all it needs is driver support. Atleast Radeon X1k series is fully capable of physics crunching, the (pixel) shaders on R5_0 generation GPUs are programmable meaning they can be used to calculate pretty much anything the user wants and drivers allow.

People have been using X1900-series cards for Folding@Home for sometime already.
Ah I see. thanks for the info.
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