Today we will be reviewing one of Asus' latest product releases, which fits in the "affordable" products category, and is Asus answer to currently available mid-end graphics cards on the market. The EAX1300PRO is a PCI-E interface card, based on an ATI Radeon enabled chipset that is geared towards the not so demanding users who prefer to pay a small fee for an increase in their gaming performance.
Having said that, let us start off with this review by checking the packaged bundle.
Not as fancy as other releases, the X1300PRO package is of simple design, as is the case with all "light weight" cards, but still showcases all the usual logos at bottom centre of the box. The card being a "light version", is also reflected in the bundled software, where we find the following:
• The Asus EAX1300PRO card
• 1x DVI/CRT converter
• Asus Multilingual Manual
• Asus VGA Driver, Including : WDM Driver 220.127.116.11, Microsoft DirectX 9.0c, Asus Enhanced Driver 1.21, Asus Video Security Online 18.104.22.168, Asus GameLiveShow 1.21, Asus GameFace Messenger 2.1
As we see, there's nothing fancy or extravagant about the package and it probably won't influence the decision of a potential buyer, at least not by its looks. So, let's move on to the specifications for the card itself...