ATI Buyer's Guide, Part III: All Graphics Cards!

Sapphire Radeon X1800 XL

This flat card only takes up a single expansion slot. Sapphire decorates the card's cooler, which covers both the GPU and the memory modules, with a sticker bearing the company's logo. The card is a good deal slower than the X1800 XT, but still comes in ahead of the GeForce 6800 GT, Ultra and GS models. Sapphire's Radeon X1800 XL features two digital DVI connectors as well as an HDTV / S-Video socket.

Sapphire Radeon X1800 XL - Accessories

The retail box contains HDTV, S-Video and RCA video cables, as well as a Vivo cable for video input and output. Sapphire bundles Power DVD 6 2ch as the card's software DVD player. An auxiliary power cable is also included in the box, as is a DVI-to-VGA adapter to allow the use of a second analog display.