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GeCube Radeon X800GTO - Another new VPU from ATI - The Card

The folks out at ATI's headquarters in Canada have been busy little beavers and things aren't set to stop anytime soon. Only recently we saw the release of the Radeon X800GT which goes up against the GeForce 6600GT and today ATI's are releasing another new PCI Express VPU called Radeon X800GTO which is designed to go up against the GeForce 6800 standard, among others. Read on as we take a close look at GeCube's version of the X800GTO which is pitted against the X800GT.

By: | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 15, 2005 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: GeCube

The Card


Following normal GeCube fashion we have got the highly popular Uni Wise cooler installed with built in heat pipe technology. This cooler has become popular throughout the mid and high-end range from GeCube and we are seeing it on most of their newer cards now.



The X800GTO doesn't require any extra power connectors, which is a good thing as this means that you don't have to have an expensive power supply just to operate your graphics card - and this is exactly what people want to see when buying a mid-range card. You're not spending a fortune, so you shouldn't have to spend a fortune on the rest of your system.



The back of the card shows the back plate that not only holds the front heatsink in place but also cools the rear memory thanks to the thermal pads that are installed between the back plate and memory chips.



Connector wise we have our normal TV Out along with one DVI port and our normal VGA port. There doesn't seem to be any sign of a Dual DVI or VIVO version but who knows what will happen if the card becomes popular, some companies may venture out and offer VIVO and Dual DVI models.



The bottom of the card shows the PCI Express connector, and as far as we can tell the X800GTO is only going to be available in PCI Express as both ATI and nVidia have put AGP a distant second in their priority lists, it would seem.



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