Date: November 1st, 2005
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Hightech
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HIS ICEQII RADEON X800GTO TURBO INTRODUCTION
With ATI's release of the X800GTO chipset soon after the release of the X800GT chipset, consumers who have already seen many new videocard chips coming onto the market were further confused with ATI's release of yet another. The only real difference between the GT (reviewed HERE
) and the GTO is that the GTO has an additional four pixel pipelines and a lower core clock rate. Both cards have the exact same 980Mhz memory clock rate seeing they both utilise the same Samsung DDR3 modules.
Some people will ask why we need a GTO which is technically pretty close to the GT. Well for one, the extra pixel pipelines will seriously unhinder any throughput bottleneck seen with the lower end GT and bring an alternative between the GT and the much more expensive X800XL. The one thing that a lot of people will not know until they have read this review is that the GTO is quite an amazing overclocker and in my lab is going down as one of the best overclocking cards we have ever tested. The overclocking adds tremendous value to this ~US$190 purchase and as you will see, it really does make this card a true sleeper.
HIS CORPORATE PROFILE
HIS strives to provide our customers the best value and service on accordance to our founding principles. Today, HIS is one of the largest graphics companies in Hong Kong and rank premier in the world of multimedia graphics. In this fast changing world and very especially in the field of PC, a flexible attribute is competitive advantage. Over the years, HIS earned its reputation worldwide as offering a flexibility that other just cannot match. HIS moves fast. HIS reacts fast.
Commitment to excellence is the bedrock of our company direction. We expand by providing our customers worldwide with the best quality and service to achieve the fundamental objective the Total Customer Satisfaction. As such our worldwide customers are very loyal to us.
CHIPSET INFORMATION (From ATI)
Radeon® X800 GT and Radeon® X800 GTO – Step-up to Premium Graphic Performance
The Radeon X800 GT and Radeon X800 GTO set a new standard in performance and value making an ideal upgrade for 3D gaming quality graphics.
You wanted power? Choose the high-performing Radeon® X800 GT with 8 pixel pipelines or get even more speed with the Radeon® X800 GTO featuring a powerful 12-pipe 3D engine for outstanding performance across a full range of games.
The Radeon X800 GT and Radeon X800 GTO, the latest additions to the award winning Radeon X800 Series, are a perfect complement to Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition with DVI, VGA and S-Video output and full-featured multimedia support for analog and digital displays, including HDTV. The Radeon X800 GT and Radeon X800 GTO both feature an efficient single slot design and ATI's break through image enhancement technology, including 3Dc™ , SmartShader™ HD , SmoothVision™ HD and Hyper Z™ HD , to offer High-Definition gaming power with unparalleled value.
Radeon® X800 graphics technology provides an extremely smooth, responsive HD gaming experience, putting capable gamers in complete control of even the most demanding game titles.
Breakthrough Image Quality
Radeon® X800 GT delivers a High-Definition Gaming experience for the avid gamer by maximizing performance and image quality in higher detail and at higher resolutions than ever before.
Technologically Advanced 3D Architecture
With technology features like SmartShader™ HD , the most advanced pixel shader engine, Radeon® X800 series delivers beautifully rendered high-definition 3D animation for intense, interactive game play.
Cutting Edge Video Technology
Radeon® X800 GT gives you more than just a great gaming experience. It also has sophisticated video processing, filtering and acceleration features that make multimedia applications more efficient, inspiring and fun.
DirectX® 9.0 Leadership Continues
Radeon® X800 series offers unparalleled DirectX® 9.0 and OpenGL® 2.0 shader support to ensure that current and upcoming games look and play brilliantly, especially in high-definition.
Stability is the foundation of the Radeon® X800 Graphics Technology
Acclaimed by industry leaders, ATI's award winning Catalyst® software driver suite optimizes the graphics processor performance of ATI's desktop products while ensuring maximum stability and user control.
Radeon® X800 is certified by Imaging Science Research Labs Inc.
The Imaging Science Research Labs (ISF RL) certification and logo identify ATI's Media Center Edition-ready products as best-in-class multimedia components, tested and verified to meet a superior level of technical performance, and the approval of the most discerning eye and ear.