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Gigabyte Maya II Radeon 9800 Pro Review - Conclusion

Whatever happened to the olden days when a video card was just something to throw into your system to ensure a screen display? Thankfully they are long gone! With modern advancements in graphics, we are getting ever closer to the day when we can have realism that is near true and speeds that never cause a flicker. Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a look at the next level of graphics adapters as he delves into the Gigabyte version of the Radeon 9800 Pro. It isn't just another pretty card!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 12, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Conclusion

 

With ATI's latest installment, we are bound to see video cards from ATI partners mass producing this latest monster in the 3D field. Gigabyte is now one of ATI's latest partners, and in its past efforts have put a great deal of detail and R&D into their video card sector.

 

The Maya II 9800 Pro is one of the best video cards available on the market. Priced very low compared to the new FX 5900, ATI is bound to have a winner on it hands through the DirectX 9.0 stages of the 3D era.

 

Feature wise it is based on the standard Radeon 9800 Pro features, so DVI and TV output are all standard and used. Layout wise very good, ATI and Gigabyte has put a lot into keeping the card compact yet powerful, and the software bundle is definitely a nice addition.

 

- Pros

 

Fast

 

Stable

 

Good Software Bundle

 

- Cons

 

No RAM cooling

 

Limited memory overclocking due to no cooling on RAM.

 

Rating - 9/10 and TweakTown's Editors Choice Award

 

 

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