Arrival of the Uni-Wise, Gecube X800XL
Since the introduction of the newer generation X800 family of cards, we had been seeing the same thing over and over again. Gecube however decided to go against the crowd. Click here to see what they did.
Since the introduction of the newer generation X800 family of cards, we had
been seeing the same thing over and over again. The difference may only be PCB
color, or even as mundane as the branding on the sticker on the fan. However,
Gecube decided to be different. Introducing Gecube’s X800XL Uni-Wise.
The packaging of this card. Gecube’s packing seams to be much better this
time, as compared to their previous family of products. The fan is advertised to
be really quiet, at less then 20dB.
A picture of the card. Notice that the fan resembles the older X800Pro/XT
series, however, the heatsink comes with a heatpipe, that could conduct heat
away from the core, to cooler regions of the heatsink. Fins are widely spaced
apart, and soldered onto the base. Good job on Gecube’s part!
Another view of the heatsink. The heatpipe is well soldered onto the base
The back of the card is well cooled by copper plate provided. Something
thoughtful from Gecube since the rams run pretty hot after sometime.
*SRP for this is said to be in the early $ 700s. In limited quantities only.