avatar Powercolor Radeon X800GT PCIe

VR-Zone takes a close look at this middle ground ATi card. Targeted at the mid range market long dominated by the Nvidia Geforce 6600GT. Read this to find out how the Powercolor X800GT fairs against the Geforce 6600GT!

With the introduction of ATi Radeon X800GT, ATi once again attempts to grab a
bigger bite at the volumptous mid range market. The previous ATi graphics chipset that was
meant to fill the void for mid range mainstream market were the X700Pro and the X700XT. These were
plagued with serious availability problems. Not only that but the performance of the
X700Pro / XT were sub-par compared to the wildly popular Nvidia Geforce 6600
/ 6600GT.

Better late then never, ATi revised their game plan, and now armed with the X800GT, ATi
intends to go headon with Nvidia’s Geforce 6600GT. Based on the award
winning X850 architecture, this X800GT is merely a cut down version of a full
fledged X850XT. The X800GT features a slower core clock, lesser pipelines, and
slower memory. Right from the start, we were told that this card would retail at
a very competitive price point along the same levels as a 6600GT. Priced at early
SGD$ 300 (Sub USD$ 200), one of the biggest highlight of this card is it’s price. After all,
consumers who go for mid range cards usually place a lot of emphasis on the $ .    

Being the first X800GT to reach VR-Zone’s labs, we take a close look at
Powercolor’s X800GT. Looking physically similar to it’s older X800 brother, this
card features just 8 pixel pipelines, instead of the 16 pipes found on high end
X800XT / X850XT cards. Coming in packed with 2.0ns GDDR 3 memory, it is similar to lower end
variants of the X800 family, like the X800, and some X800 Pros with regards to memory.

 

powercolor X800GT Powercolor Radeon X800GT PCIe 

This is how the X800GT looks like. Please note that the retail cards come with full sized stickers instead of the plain Powercolor emblem on the
heatsink.

 

Here’s a quick look at the key specifications on the Powercolor
X800GT:

 


Video
Processing Unit
ATi Radeon
X800GT

Interface
PCI Express
x16
Memory256MB,
GDDR3 2.0ns, Samsung K4J55323QF-GC20

Pixel
Pipelines
8
Pixel Pipelines

Vertex Shaders
6
Vertex Pipelines

Memory
Interface
256
Bit

Core Clock
475 MHz

Memory Clock
980
MHz

RAMDAC
Integrated
Dual RAMDAC @ 400MHz

Max Resolution
2048 x 1536
@ 85Hz

Rear I/O Ports
2x DVI
1x S-Video Out
Power
Connector
Non