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


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

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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
Thomas Soderstrom
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.