HIS demos 3 new Radeons at Computex

By Justin Mann on June 8, 2006, 6:04 PM
Looking for an upgrade path that will suit both your existing AGP board and a future PCI-Ex board? Some very nifty things have come out of Hightech Information Systems recently that can do just that. Recently they have been demoing hardware at this year's Computex, including three new video cards, one of which will be able to switch between AGP and PCI-Ex standards. The HIS X1600 Pro Dual DVI “Dual Interface” card has connectors on either side of the card and opposing DVI interfaces that, with the flick of a switch, result in the card being able to toggle between AGP and PCI-Ex functionality mode.

They are also releasing a card aimed at home theater, which will be a base X1600 that has a low form factor (though it makes up for this by consuming 2 expansion slots), HDMI and Dual DVI outputs and more. They're also creating an offering for the low-cost market in the form of a PCI 1x X1300 card. Interesting stuff coming from HIS, they may be worth a second look.




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crossfire851 said:
I liked that agp/pcie card for people who are to cheap to buy a new motherboard.
buttus said:
Have we now come to the age when IT starts doing what the Auto industry has been doing for sometime and that is presenting "concept" products?The PCI-e/AGP card has some merrit....but I'd imagine that it would be too cost prohibitive and that the size would limit it's use.
Canadian said:
This is kinda cool, I guess. But everything now is switching to PCI-E, so either get on board, or fall behind, lol.
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