Archive for August 2004
InnoVision is a reputable company with a keen insight on what the end-user demands: quality and unique designs. They offer GeForce based graphics cards from low to high-end. In today's review we'll be testing a high-end product yet in the lower range of that high-end line, the 300 USD costing GeForce 6800 Standard.
This is the HiS Excalibur X600 XT Limited Edition, a 220-230 EUR mid-rang product targeted at the mainstream user, it in fact is a PCI Express model. What is PCI-Express you ask ? A new slot that will slowly start to replace the AGP port. The AGP port is at the end of it's life cycle. As you know AGP is now at 8x (2GB/sec), and I know I can't say it like that, but think of PCI-Express in terms of AGP 16x. It's effectively doubling bandwidth from 2 GB/sec towards a bi-directional 4 GB/sec. ATI has a native solution for PCI-Express where NVIDIA will use it's High Speed Interconnect bridged solution to handle the translation from the multiple serial busses to the cards native AGP interface.