VGA Card Buyer's Guide 07/2003

Gigabyte Radeon 9800 PRO 256 MB (GV-R98P256D)

The 256 MB version of the Gigabyte Radeon 9800 Pro is identical to the ATi reference card. Its other features do not differ from those of the 128 MB version.

The silver heat sink is pleasantly quiet, but sits suspiciously loose on the chip, just as on the ATi reference card. The memory modules are cooled with small, passive heat sinks. Gigabyte throws in two video cables (S-VHS: 1.70 m; Composite: 1.75 m) for TV-out. This card does not support TV-in.