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Gigabyte Radeon X1800XL Graphics Card (Page 1)

Our second Radeon X1800XL sample is from Gigabyte. We've compared it against the 7800GT to see just where it sits.
Shawn Baker | Nov 17, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST - 0 mins, 54 secs time to read this page
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Introduction

Another day sees another graphics card and this one comes in the shape of the newly released Radeon X1800XL from Gigabyte. This is our first sample to be tested with the new official ATI Catalyst drivers with the previous X1800XL we looked at was still running pre-released non-WHQL drivers.

We will be looking at what exactly Gigabyte have on offer for us today with their latest graphics card and thanks to our little overclocking tool, we will be having a look at what happens when we overclock this bad boy.

ATI's Radeon X1800XL is designed to compete against nVidia's GeForce 7800GT which is what is supposed to be the more mainstream 7800 card for people who don't want to spend the extra dollars that come with the GTX territory.

As always we will be making sure the card is put through its usual paces to see just how it performs with the latest Catalyst 5.11 drivers. Before we get into the benchmarking though we will have a quick look at what's inside the box aside from the graphics card.

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