The 7600 GT is a great card for the money.
Originally Posted by X1337
yea but i told you that I was wrong.. look fo your self. I said it was Powercolor. Maby it was from Sapphire but the powercolor looks the same to me
Powercolor makes their own cards, but they don't make cards for ATI. If Powercolor chose to use the reference design that ATI gave to them, then they can do that. If they wanted to, they could've added their own heatsink etc, but it would make it more expensive. That's why for cheaper cards, they just leave the reference design that ATI gave them alone. Heck, all the companies that produce ATI cards just leave the reference design alone and they just slap their own stickers on it.
See? HIS made that card, but all they did was take the reference design and slap their own stickers to the heatsink. That stock ATI heatsink is the same one that ATI provided to other companies to produce. If you took that sticker off, all you would see is Ruby (ATI's mascot) and the letters "ATI Radeon X1900 XT" underneath. It's ATI's reference heatsink, meaning if companies wanted to, they could take that heatsink off and use one of their own design. However, for the sake of pricing, they just slap a sticker on and leave it as it is.