Visiontek XTASY Radeon X800XT PE Review
The included Visiontek installation disk is where you can Find PowerStrip and some more information about the Radeon X800 series of cards.
The disk also has the ATI Tech Demos we saw when the X800 series launched last month.
ATI’s Catalyst driver team has been busy lately, recently releasing version 4.6 of the Catalyst driver suite.
The 4.6 Catalysts now allow you to connect to a HDTV along with the standard TV, LCD, and CRT secondary outputs.
The Visiontek Radeon X800XT Platinum Edition has Anti-Aliasing multisampling up to 6X and Anisotropic Filtering settings up to 16X, just like the Radeon X800 Pro and the Radeon 9800XT.
A feature missing with the Catalyst 4.5 drivers was Overdrive support for the X800 series of graphics cards. Overdrive has been around since the release of the Radeon 9800XT, and when enabled, allows for automatic overclocking of the core of your graphics card. The performance gain was extremely small with the Visiontek Radeon X800XT Platinum Edition, as the card runs warm at idle and particularly toasty at full load. Overdrive will be a more used with the Radeon X800 Pro, a card that has a good amount of overclocking headroom, but is still a nice feature we like seeing in the Catalyst driver suite.