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PowerColor Introduces X1550 PCI-E, AGP & SCS Editions

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  1. Tim S

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    Taipei, Taiwan – January 17th, 2006 – TUL Corporation, a leading provider of AMD/ATI graphic cards, today announced the PowerColor X1550 in PCI-E, AGP and Silent Cooling System (SCS) variations. These models replace the X1300 brand in an effort to re-emphasize the complete support of AMD/ATI-based graphic cards for Windows Vista platform; particularly for the entry level segment. PowerColor’s X1550 comes with a factory overclocked core of 600MHz, with memory speed of 400MHz (800MHz effective) and 256MB of DDR2 RAM.

    The X1550 Silent Cooling System edition is a passive solution with zero compromise on performance. It comes complete with same specifications as the standard version. As with the entire X1K series, PowerColor X1550 is CrossFire™ ready and supports DirectX 9c, Open GL 2.0 and Shader Model 3.0; enabling anti-aliasing with HDR. Avivo engine also ensures accelerated video decode and encode of the latest video formats and support for High-Definition (HD) videos.

    “The X1550 is an extremely important model, as it becomes the easiest way of upgrading existing systems to running Windows Vista.” says Ted Chen, CEO of TUL Corporation.

    Key Features of PowerColor X1550
    - Factory Overclocked from 550MHz to 600MHz
    - CrossFire ready
    - Support for DirectX 9c, Open GL 2.0 and Shader Model 3.0
    - Simultaneous Anti-Aliasing with HDR for smooth graphics
    - H.264 playback with ATI’s Avivo Video- & Display Engine
    - Windows Vista ready

    About TUL Corporation
    Established in 1997, Tul has become one of the leading suppliers for graphics cards, powered by ATI's graphics processors. Tul employs more than 150 talents worldwide, and has offices in China, Europe and USA to support over 300 channel partners and distributors in 50 plus countries. Its customers include the tier-one OEMs, distributors, VARs and System Integrators. For further information, please visit www.powercolor.com.
     
  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    These sound beautiful for a HTPC. Any ideas on pricing?
     
  3. Tim S

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    I'm told they'll be around £45. Just trying to find out if that's Inc/Ex VAT at the moment.
     
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    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    If thats Inc. I'm going to try and find one :D
     
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    Ex VAT unfortunately. The passive ones are "quite cheap" compared to the standard ones. i.e. they shouldn't be cost much more.
     
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    Is there a list of vendors for them?
     
  7. Tim S

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    it should be available from the usual PowerColor retailers, I'm guessing OCUK, Komplett, etc. Not sure when though
     

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