“The entry-level solutions are different. Such graphics cards either have slow memory with a narrow memory bus like the GeForce 7300 GS or have few pixel processors on board like the Radeon X1300 Pro. Their video processors are thus greatly constrained and do not suit well for playing HD formats with a high bit-rate or resolution, especially if you’ve got a single-core CPU. The rest of today’s graphics cards, from the modest Radeon X1600 Pro and GeForce 7600 GT to the ragingly fast Radeon X1950 XTX and GeForce 8800 GTX, do their job well.”
If you look at the data you will clearly see that the 7300GS is very close to the 7600GT & 7900GS in the tests that are most relevant for home HD video viewing (Blu-ray & HD-DVD) and the X1600 Pro is not even close. Great article but the summary lets it down.
Due to the competitiveness of 7300GS I to would have liked to see how it compared to the other 7 series cards in the quality tests, due to it having less features implemented.
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