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Elonex Artisan & X300 SE Card

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by MattTheBeanster, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. MattTheBeanster

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    Soooo anyone know of more reviews of the Artisan other than the PC Pro.
    Anyone have one? whats it like?

    and...

    Does the x300 se card do 1280x768 to output to a plasma?

    and now for the real dumbass question.

    What would be the better connection s-video to scart or a staright vga connection.

    Any help on this would be greatly appreciated as i'm kinda new at this. :)
     
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    To answer the specific question about the connection: RGB (which is what VGA is) will always be better than S-Video. Whether the PC can output 1280x768 out of the box depends on the ATI drivers, I'm not sure if that resolution is one it knows about, you may need to use Powerstrip, assuming that works with MCE and also assuming your plasma can accept native-mode input via VGA, some can't.
     
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    Thanks for the reply guys. Should have looked for existing threads :blush:
     
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    Thing to watch out also is that ATI and its OEMS do two versions of the X300, the X300SE, and the X300. X300 adds DVI and either 128Mb or 256Mb, also think its a bit quicker.
     
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    Whilst the information is extremely hard to obtain it would appear that both cards are identical with regards connectivity. The only *obvious* difference is that the x300 has what appears to be a fan and the x300 SE has what appears to be a heatsink. One might suspect that the X300 could be faster but I can't find anything to support this.

    Both cards *appear* to have the same features and resolutions.

    ADDITIONAL FEATURES
    • Dual integrated display controllers
    • Dual integrated 10 bit per channel 400 MAz DACs
    • Integrated 165 MHz TMDS transmitter (DVI 1.0 / HDMI compliant and HDCP ready)
    • Windows® Logo Program compliant
    • Native x16 lane PCI Express

    OTHERS
    • Operating Systems Support Windows® XP / 2000
    • Power supply of 350 (and up) watt is highly recommended for system stability.
    • 2D Display Modes: Resolutions, colors and maximum refresh rates(Hz) in 256, 65K or 16.7M colors
    640 x 480 200Hz
    800 x 600 200Hz
    1024 x 768 200Hz
    1152 x 864 200Hz
    1280 x 1024 160Hz
    1600 x 1200 120Hz
    1920 x 1080 120Hz
    1920 x 1200 100Hz
    1920 x 1440 90Hz
    2048 x 1536 85Hz
     
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    Just found this which seems a more satisfying (albeit saddening) answer.

    ATi's X300 series VPU is the most affordable PCI-E solution on the market right now, apart from Nvidia's FX6200 which is yet to be seen in the retail market. The X300 VPU is made with the most advance technology on the market, 0.11 micron process. (the previous models were using 0.13 micron) The new process should keep the cost of the VPU down and increase its overclock potential.

    There are two versions of X300 and X300SE. The X300 has a full 128bit memory path, whereas X300SE only has 64bit. (I am guessing that manufacturers may also down tune the engine and memory clocks on the X300SE)
     

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