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ATI Radeon X800GT Head to Head - HIS vs. PowerColor

In August we saw the introduction of ATI's Radeon X800GT which finally gave some competition to nVidia against their mighty mid-range GeForce 6600GT. Maybe the X800GT was a stop gap for ATI until their next-generation of cards is released but nevertheless the VPU is penetrating the market and we've got two new cards in the labs from HIS and PowerColor. Read on as we take a look at both graphics cards and work out which is best in this head to head battle!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 4, 2005 4:00 am

 

Introduction

 

ATI's Radeon X800GT graphics card is the latest entry level offering to people wanting to own an X800 card. We had a look at what GeCube had to offer as the NDA was lifted in August and performance was to our surprise better then we expected. The latest two cards to make an appearance into our labs are HIS with their iTURBO variant of the X800GT and also PowerColor.

 

We will be doing a straight Head to Head today to see where both cards sit. Like we have with our past few reviews, we will be looking at not only how the graphics cards perform under your normal every day applications but also how the cards overclock and what a CPU overclock does for the performance as well as we sometimes find ourselves bound by processor clock speed.

 

Read on as we take a look at both new cards from HIS and PowerColor and work out which one is best for you!

 

* Latest Pricing of the Radeon X800GT *

 

Power Color RADEON X800 GT, (256 MB) Graphic Card

 

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