I guess this makes more economic sense, but from a performance standpoint it’s not very exciting Would you buy this? This is one of the first commercial based on a relatively advanced GPU that we’ve seen forgo any type of fan-cooling solution, and it might well endear ATi to gamers who value a quiet PC system. Since the videocard uses entirely passive cooling, it’s completely silent. Deadly Shadows, Powerdirector 5 and Powercreator 3. Below are two side-by-side screen captures which illustrate the potential of component output compared to S-video output when rendered on an HDTV-compatible screen.
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Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. In recent days, it seems the favorite way to ‘economize’ has been by building a core with less rendering pipelines. Pros Quiet, beats most of the competition in benchmarks.
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Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V Radeon X700 Pro (256MB, PCI Express x16)
With that said, the budget videocard ‘dark ages’ may coming to an end. For the sake of comparison, we’re going to show you the difference between traditional S-Video output of a computer desktop to a TV screen and the higher quality component output. We’re not going to go into the details of why component output is better, or what is supposed to be happening with HDTV, as that is beyond the scope of this review.
A utility for managing the clock speeds, called V-tuner2, is supplied with the card, but due to the card’s passive cooling system it is not recommended that you run this card any faster. The passive cooling system employs two large heat sinks connected by a heat pipe to cool the GPU. I need power and lots of it.
GV-RX70PV-SP | Graphics Card – GIGABYTE Global
The last couple of years have been gv-rx70p256vv on gamers as ATi and nVIDIA have both been cutting back on the ‘value’ in their mainstream and budget videocard lines. Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. The instruction manual that comes with the videocard is extremely detailed, even covering topics like flashing the videocard BIOS, a subject too taboo for most manufacturers!
A good choice for someone wanting a silent PC that can still game well on a budget. Our tests of the card produced mixed results.
Gigabyte ATI Radeon X700 Pro (GVRX70P256V) 256 MB GDDR3 SDRAM PCI Express x16 Graphics adapter
About Us Employment Vv-rx70p256v Policy. Aside from the component outputs Y, Pb, Pr we mentioned earlier, it features composite and S-video inputs as well as another S-video out and a mode switch to choose between the component and S-video outputs. The heatsinks and the heatpipe do get very hot during operation so you’d better have good airflow in your case, but other than that, the thermal solution evidently works well enough to cool the GPU without causing any instability.
Deadly Shadows, Powerdirector 5 and Powercreator 3. Since this card is cooled by airflow within the chassis, it is critical that its’ heatsinks are not obstructed with any cables, on or in front of the videocard.
This heatpipe distributes the heat from the GPU equally across all heatsink surfaces. I guess this makes more economic sense, but from a performance standpoint it’s not very exciting Beginners Guides Cases and Access. These days, it’s pretty standard for a videocard to feature TV-Output. Would you buy this?
Both ATi and nVIDIA gigabte again packing more into their mainstream line of videocards, or at least quite a bit more than in the last two generations!