“ Connect3D Radeon X800 GTO - Graphics adapter - Radeon X800 GTO - PCI Express x16 - 256 MB GDDR3 - Digital Visual Interface (DVI) - VIVO - retail „
If you are looking for a good video card for a good price this can be a good choice, I'd like to go straight to the point so even users who has no real knowledge of video cards can know what are it's strenght points and it's weakness.
still gives a very decent/good framerate with almost every know games including oblivion and many others almost new games.
It has a good windows support.
It has the possibility to overclock it by activating 4 more pipeline in most model (this one it's risky so don't blame me if yuo have a problem with that, by doing so you will get a 20-25% more out of this video card by going very near the level of a x800 xl or you risk of having some bios problem)
now the drawbacks of the card:
It will not accelerate HD-TV channels if you have a sat card.
IT has only pixel shader 2.0 and 3.0 support.
IT has a poor linux drivers qualty for the moment but ati is slowly working on it and every month there are new release of it's linux drivers
Overall I think is a good card if you like to play games, but I think I would settle for a different one in it's actual price range at the moment.
I have this card and I am very happy with it but if you are looking for a good one you probably should look a for a new kind of video card or maybe stop for a moment to think it trough seen that the only one that support vista out of the box and will be directx 10 compliant seems to be the nvidia 8800 and it certainly does not fall into the same price range category...
The RADEON X800 series offers a future-proof solution by fully adapting the newest PC architecture standard - PCI Express to support current and upcoming game titles, operating systems and multimedia applications. ATI's PCI Express graphics have the ability to send and receive data simultaneously at twice the speed of current AGP 8X solutions with reliability and better power management by offering a one-chip PCI Express solution.
The RADEON X800 series of products deliver frame rates that surpass any previous graphics processor making it the world's fastest and most powerful VPU. With twice the performance of the acclaimed RADEON 9800 PRO, the RADEON X800 series provides an extremely smooth, responsive HD gaming experience, putting capable gamers in complete control of even the most demanding game titles. A radically new architecture based on the latest .13 micron, low-k manufacturing process with ultra fast and efficient GDDR3 memory combine to produce extreme data rates and unbelievable acceleration in a quiet, cool, single-slot solution.
The RADEON X800 series defines a totally new High-Definition Gaming experience for the avid gamer by maximizing performance and image quality in higher detail and at higher resolutions than ever before. ATI's new and revolutionary 3Dc image enhancement technology brings characters to life and scenery to greater realism by enabling significant improvements to the image detail of character art with increased performance and lower memory usage. 3Dc is slated to become the industry standard to support more complex high-definition visual effects in real time.
The RADEON X800 GTO features SMARTSHADER HD, the most advanced pixel shader engine with 12 parallel pixel pipelines capable of over 8 gigapixels/second fill rate in full precision! With six programmable vertex shader pipelines, capable of over 750 million vertices per second and an overall capability of over 200 billion floating point operations per second (GigaFLOPS), the RADEON X800 series delivers the most beautifully rendered high-definition 3D animation for the ultimate in intense, interactive game play.
The RADEON X800 series gives you more than just a great gaming experience. It also has sophisticated video processing, filtering and acceleration features that make multimedia applications more efficient, inspiring and fun. With VIDEOSHADER HD, the RADEON X800 takes advantage of its advanced shader processing engine for user programmable video effects, video quality enhancement, and encoding and decoding of many video standards, including MPEG1/2/4, Real Media, DivX and WMV9.
The RADEON X800 GTO sets a new standard in graphics performance and visual realism. With 12 pipelines, higher clock speeds and breakthrough image enhancement technology, the RADEON X800 series ushers in a whole new gaming category called High-Definition Gaming. The RADEON X800 series also supports the latest high-definition and wide display formats, giving users bigger and more vivid movie, gaming and Internet experiences.
Over the past several years ATI has established a legacy of providing the highest performing Microsoft DirectX graphics card solutions. The RADEON X800 offers the latest DirectX 9.0 and OpenGL 2.0 shader support to ensure that current and upcoming games look and play brilliantly, especially in high-definition.
ATI's award-winning CATALYST software driver suite optimizes the graphics processor performance of ATI's desktop products while ensuring maximum stability and user control. CATALYST provides frequent driver updates backed by ATI customer support, to ensure complete satisfaction.