The EAX1300PRO is equipped with the ATI RADEON X1300PRO GPU which is, as Asus describes, derived from the ATI X1800 GPU, thus sharing many of its capabilities and features. The card is equipped with 256MB DDR2 Video Memory and uses the latest PCI-E interface to comply with the motherboard. Its Core and Memory Clocks are set to 600MHz and 800MHz (400MHz DDR2) respectively and is equipped with the standard DVI output, though a VGA output is possible, with the use of a DVI to VGA adaptor included in the bundle.
Here are the specs for the graphics card, as seen on the ASUS website...
Below we can see the card's specs as reported by the ATI Catalyst utility...
The card supports some of the Asus exclusive features, listed below:
|Easy IM and live game conference in any PC games|
|Stream live gaming action onto the internet and share with other gaming enthusiast|
|Recording gaming action and strategy into MPEG4 files to share with other gaming enthusiast|
|OSD allows you to instantly adjust various display settings in almost any PC game without leaving the game.|
|Watching movies on PC is as good as on Top-of-the-line consumer television|
|Provides three ways of dynamic overclocking to push your ASUS VGA card to the limit.|
|Whether you're online or not, ASUS VideoSecurity Online provides you a flexible and economical security system. It can easily turn your computer into your own security server.|
These are the basic features of the graphics card, as found on Asus' website and the package. The graphics card is a mid-range standards card, without any expert features or capabilities, equipped only with the necessities to perform to perform the point it is as meant to, and no further.
Throughout this review, we will be comparing the X1300PRO with two other cards, one being of similar performance and one with higher standards, for comparison reasons.