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Gigabyte Radeon X1800 XT

Gigabyte Radeon X1800 XT
PCIe 16x
Manufacturer: Gigabyte | Product category: Video cards
Interface? PCI Express 16x
Installed memory? 512 MB
Memory upgradeable to? 512 MB
Memory type? GDDR3
RAMDAC clock speed 400 MHz
Max. resolution 2560 x 1600
DirectX 10 No
HDCP No
Cooling Active cooling (fan)
CrossFire/SLI CrossFire
Max. monitors supported 2
VGA outputs 0
Single link DVI-I outputs 0
Dual link DVI-I outputs 2
Single link DVI-D outputs 0
Dual link DVI-D outputs 0
HDMI outputs 0
VIVO No
S-Video? Yes
Composite? No
Component? No
Manufacturer product code(s) GV-RX18T512V-B

 
  • GPU (Graphics processor / vendor)

    GPU (short for graphics processor unit) is a dedicated single-chip processor that draws graphics, i.e. creates lighting effects and transforms objects every time a 3D scene is redrawn. These tasks require a lot of calculation and would eat up all too much of CPUs resources. The GPU market is currenly dominated by AMD (manufactures ATI FireGL and the ATI Radeon graphics chips) and NVIDIA (NVIDIA Geforce and NVIDIA Quadro).

  • Interface (Interface type)

    Interface is the connection system between video card and motherboard. The main difference between different interfaces is data transfer speed. PCI and AGP are old solutions, which are increasingly often replaced by faster and more modern PCI Express (PCIe).

  • Installed memory (Installed memory)

    Since graphics operations require lot of memory, video cards have their own dedicated memory reserves. The memory capacity of most modern video cards range from 128 MB to 2.0 GB.

  • Memory upgradeable to (Memory upgradeable to)

    If the memory capacity of the video card is expandable, the maximum supported size of memory is given here (as megabytes, MB).

  • Memory type (Memory type)

    -

  • S-Video (S-Video output)

    -

  • Composite (Composite output)

    -

  • Component (Component output)

    -

  • HDTV via component (HDTV resolution available)

    -

  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

This was an extremely fast card back in its day. I have the Sapphire version and it is still adequate for most games at 1280 res. Oblivion was a pleasure on this card, and you can even run CoD4 with AA. Too bad it was replaced so quickly by the X1900XT. This was the best priced high-end card I ever bought at $199.95. Especially when the 7900GT was about $300 when I got the X1800XT.

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