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H.I.S. Excalibur Radeon 9600XT - VIVO Edition 

Manufacturer: H.I.S.
Supplied by: H.I.S.
Estimated Street Price: $170  Update MSRP: $199

by Brian Tiller (3/1/2004)


In the middle of an open field lined with spectators, two titans come together yet again. With the fate of the world in the balance, the battle rages on still. Now wouldn't that make a great opening for a movie? Of course the two titans are ATi and nVidia, both with a long history of graphics design and both competing to be top dawg in the computer enthusiast world. And while the massive blows that these two can rain down on one another with their top of the line GPU's, let's not forget that the mainstream line is also a battlefield that these two are fighting to gain control of. 

H.I.S, Hightech Information Systems, was established in 1987 and currently have their headquarters in Hong Kong. Naming their line of ATi based graphics cards after the legendary sword which propelled King Arthur into fame and legend, H.I.S. has produced many powerful and innovative designs in an effort to live up to the Excalibur name. Today, we have the opportunity to check out their Excalibur 9600XT - VIVO Edition to see if we can indeed remove the sword from the stone.

Nice looking box. White papers please......


  • RV360 Core

  • Core speed : 500MHz

  • Memory speed : 650MHz

  • 128 bit memory interface

  • Dual integrated 400MHz RAMDAC's

  • Full DX9 support

  • SmartShader 2.0

  • SmoothShader 2.1

  • 2 billion pixels per second 

  • AGP 4x/8x

  • 2d generation 6xAA/16AF

  • VIVO Edition captures full motion or still image video: Connect camcorder, VCR or DVD player through S-Video




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