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ATI All-In Wonder X800 XT: Killer Gaming Power For Multimedia Freaks!

Performance

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.

Test Setup

Test System
CPUIntel Pentium4 2.6 GHz, 512k Cache
FSB200 MHz
MotherboardSoyo P4I875P Dragon 2 V1.0
Memory2x Corsair XMS4000 Pro, 1024 MB
HDDWestern Digital WD800JB 80 GB ATA (8 MB)
DVDCompaq DVD-115
LANIntel Pro/1000 onboard
Power SupplyCustom
Drivers & Configuration
GraphicsATI Catalyst v5.4
ChipsetIntel Inf. Update
OSWindows XP Prof. SP1a
DirectXDirectX 9.0c