With bridging of the mid range X700Pro from PCIe to AGP, can this card make its mark as compared to rival
NVIDIA’s 6600GT? Look here to find out more!

Updated: Gecube had sent us a new card that fixed a bug on the 3DMark05 score. Overclocking results are now included!

It had been a long time since we see any good ATi solution to fill the mid
range (SGD$ 250 ~ $ 400) product family, especially on the AGP side.
The last card that filled this position was actually the Radeon 9600Pro/XT card but
it is already a thing of the past. Today, we are proud
to receive another potential card that could give NVIDIA’s 6600GT a run for its
money. Would the GeCube X700Pro AGP make its mark and capture this
sizeable mid range market? Let’s check it out!

GeCube is one of the first manufacturer that rolls out a X700Pro AGP. Here’s how the card looks like :

An usual Gecube tradition. Large heatsinks covering nearly the whole card…

A comparison with the XFX 6600GT AGP card. GeCube
X700Pro seems to be slightly longer then the 6600GT mainly due to the Rialto
AGP to PCIe bridge chip. We will touch more on this later in the article.

Specifications of the card:


Model Name
GC-RX700PGA-C3

ASIC
RADEON® X700PRO

Core Frequency

Memory Frequency
425 MHz
475 MHz

Memory Size
128MB

Memory Type
GDDR3 – 2ns

Memory Bus
128-bit

Interface
AGP 8x

D-Sub
Yes

TV-Out
S/HDTV-out

DVI
Yes

Video-In
No

Cooling
XT-Cooler + back
plate