3. A closer look
The Connect3D X300SE is a "simple" design card on a bright red PCB.
|The front side of the card.(click for hi-res).|
An aluminium heatsink is responsible for keeping the GPU's temperature at a minimum level. The heatsink, although overlapping two of the memory modules located on the board, does not actually make contact with them in order to cool them as well.
|The rear side of the card (click for hi-res)|
|The RV370 chipset powering the X300SE|
Speaking of memory, the card is equipped with 4 x N2D525616CT-5T (5.0 ns) modules from Elixir. Each module provides the card with 32MB, resulting in a total 128MB. The memory parts are split into two sets of two, one set on each side of the card.
As usual, the card's output consists of one standard VGA, one DVI-I and an S-Video output. Using the included S-Video to composite cable you can connect the card with a TV for video playback.