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Gigabyte's Radeon X800: Give the Gamers What They Want

Conclusion

Gigabyte's Radeon X800 Pro did not fail to impress. In addition to good 3D performance and a full feature set, the card also earns points for its generous gaming bundle and a complete set of cables, which includes a YPrPb component cable for use with HDTV displays. Hardware enthusiasts will appreciate Gigabyte's V-Tuner 2 overclocking utility and the cooling fan featuring LED lights. The only negative point is the meager and outdated application software bundle.

Pros

  • High 3D performance and DirectX 9.0b support
  • Texture filtering optimizations can deactivated (in part)
  • TV-Out
  • HDTV connectivity thanks to YPrPb cable
  • Full set of cables
  • Very good gaming bundle
  • Taskbar-Tool & Overclocking Software

Con

  • High price
  • Outdated and rather slim software bundle
  • No video inputs

Feature Table

Overview
Product NameGigabyte Radeon X800 Pro (GV-R80P256D)
ManufacturerGigabyte
HomepageGIGABYTE - Graphics Accelerator - Products
Graphics ProcessorATI Radeon X800 ProCodename R420
Bus StandardAGP 4x/8x
Memory256 MB
Memory TypeGDDR3
Core Clock Speed475 MHz
Memory Clock Speed450 MHz
Memory Buswidth256 bit
Memory Bandwidth28.8 GB/s
Pixel Pipelines12
Vertex Shader Units6
3D Features
DirectX SupportDirectX 9.0b
Texture FilteringBilinearTrilinearmax 16x Anisotropic
FSAAMulti-Sampling: 2x/4x/6x
Floating Point Precission24 bit
Outputs
VGA1x
DVI1x
TV-Out+
TV-Out HDTV Support+
Dual-Link DVI-
Inputs
Power Cable+
Video-In-
TV-In (Tuner)-
Audio-In-
Equipment
CoolingCooling Fan
Adjustable Fan-SpeedAutomatic
Hardware-MonitoringAutomatic
DVI-I -> VGA Adaptor+
CablesS-Video CableComposite Cable
(HDTV) YPrPb component output+
Bundle
Software Bundle3D-Album LE 2.03PowerDVD 5.0
Games BundleCounterstrike Coundition ZeroRainbow Six 3 Raven SieldSpell Force The Order Dawn
Others/SpecialsLED Lights