HIS Excalibur Radeon X800 Pro VIVO can be considered as one of the most after sought card now featuring X800 Pro GPU with 256MB GDDR3 memory and VIVO functionality. Certainly, with price lower than that of the X800 XT PE and the ability to turn into a full fledge X800 XT PE will make the hardware enthusiasts to go wild.

Introduction

Hightech Information System (HIS) is based in Hong Kong and
certainly has fast becoming one of the internationally well known brand name
along with Sapphire Technology, another HK based company. The IceQ technology
was developed by HIS which was first adopted on their Radeon 9800 Pro card and
since then their cards have been very well received by the hardware enthusiasts
and gamers alike. Two months back, HIS first unveiled their Radeon X800 based
cards during Computex Taipei
with their new IceQ II cooling technology and has certainly caused quite a stir
since then with the impressive looking cooler design. HIS uses the Arctic ATi Silencer 4
cooler from Arctic Cooling which they touted it as a silent cooler with
excellent cooling performance.

Certainly, VR-Zone has a good opportunity to take a look at one
of the high end offering from HIS, the Excalibur Radeon X800 Pro VIVO Edition.
This card can be considered as one of the most after sought card now featuring a
X800 Pro GPU with 256MB GDDR3 memory and of course it comes with
Video-In/Video-Out functionality. Certainly, with price lower than that of the
X800 XT PE and the ability to turn into a full fledge X800 XT PE by unlocking
the additional 4 pipelines to enable full 16 pipelines will make the hardware
enthusiasts to go crazy over this card. In this article, we will be looking at
features of this card, the way to turn this card into a XT, the performance and
its overclockability.

Specifications


GPU

ATI Radeon
X800 Pro


Processing
technology

0.13µ


GPU Speed

475MHz


Pixel Pipelines
12


Memory

256MB DDR3


Memory Speed

900MHz


Memory / Core
interface

256-bit


Bus

AGP
2X/4X/8X


Memory
Bandwidth

28.8 GB/s


DirectX
Version

DirectX 9


OpenGL Version

OpenGL1.3


RAMDAC

Dual 400MHz
RAMDACs


Output options

DVI-I
Output / TV Output / VGA Output


Maximum
resolution

2048×1536 @
85Hz

 

Package Content

Manual
Drivers CD
S-Video/Composite Cable
DVI Adaptor
Component-out (YPbPr) Adapter
Power Splitter
Counterstrike Condition Zero – Full version
Picture EZ premium Digital Photo Suite 3.1
Arx Fatalis – Full version
Game Collection CD : Vietcong, Railroad Pioneer, Neighbors from hell, Tropico 2,
Aquanox 2
VideoStudio 7SE
Power DVD 5