ATi Radeon X800 Pro Retail Review
The ATI Radeon X800 Pro uses ATI’s traditional red colored PCB and is just
about the same size as the Radeon 9800XT. The ATI Radeon X800 Pro actually
takes up less power than the Radeon 9800XT due to its new die process and use
of GDDR3 memory. This makes the card a perfect solution to gaming SFF systems,
a segment that the 6800 Ultra will not be able to penetrate because of the huge
power demands of the 6800 Ultra.
The back of the card shows the remaining four Samsung memory chips.
The memory used is Samsung K4J55323QF-GC20 GDDR3 clocked at an effective
clock speed of 900Mhz.
The heatsink of the Radeon X800 Pro is similar to the stock heatsink of the
Radeon 9800XT, and is as quiet as the latter.
The card still needs an additional power source to supplement the AGP slot,
and therefore has the now almost standard four pin molex power connector.
Another interesting change to the PCB of the Radeon X800 Pro is that the
GDDR3 memory chips are much closer to the GPU. Not only are the trace lengths
shorter with this design, but the exhaust air from the card’s heatsink fan helps
cool the memory more effectively as well.
The ATI Radeon X800 Pro also features the standard VGA, S-Video, and DVI