Since this is a multipurpose card, we’ve focused on a variety of tasks, including 3D stability, tuner capability and capture quality. Direct X performance for X800 series cards is well documented in our VGA Charts IV . We also tested compatibility with several revisions of Solidworks, Catia, Unigraphics and AutoCAD. While no stalls or stutters occurred, a separate article would be required to fully explain the pros and cons of using mainstream cards for professional applications.
Speedy enough for either a gamer’s main system (VGA Charts) or subjectively, a professional’s secondary system, users who use both games and professional applications will doubly benefit. All applications ran smoothly without errors or program crashes.
|CPU||Intel Pentium4 2.6 GHz, 512k Cache|
|Motherboard||Soyo P4I875P Dragon 2 V1.0|
|Memory||2x Corsair XMS4000 Pro, 1024 MB|
|HDD||Western Digital WD800JB 80 GB ATA (8 MB)|
|LAN||Intel Pro/1000 onboard|
|Drivers & Configuration|
|Graphics||ATI Catalyst v5.4|
|Chipset||Intel Inf. Update|
|OS||Windows XP Prof. SP1a|