This chip is presented by Gigabyte Xabre400 64MB DDR, AGP card.
Just after the announcements of Matrox and 3Dlabs, we were presented a fast one from SiS - Xabre. It was another effort of a successful chipset company to expand its presense on the graphics market.
By the end of the month the product belongs to the $30-50 range; closest rival: GeForce4 MX440.
On June 10, 2003 the latest drivers version from SIS is 3.11.53 for Windows XP.
Even without our Xabre400 review related to GPU quality improvement, I can state that the latest drivers version is preferable.
You can compare the screenshots below with reference images obtained on ATI RADEON 9500. We've said much about Xabre 3D graphics quality, so we are not to pause on it again. The only comment - about DOOM 3 alpha. High performance is shown because there's just no light in the game, did anyone turn it off? :-))
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Games and tests list:
The card works incorrectly in Unreal 2:
The card works incorrectly in Delta Force: Black Hawk Down:
The card works incorrectly in antialiasing mode:
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