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HEXUS.review - GeCube RADEON X800XLA-VIVO 256MB AGP
Posted by Philipp Esselbach on: 06/13/2005 01:05 PM [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
HEXUS has posted a review of the GeCube RADEON X800XLA-VIVO 256MB AGP
The bridged card opens up the X800 XL for a well-established market that covers a plethora of chipsets, and the Rialto bridge doesn't appear to hurt performance at all. GeCube's eschewed the reference design by using an in-house cooling system, although it's not as elegant as the company's Uni-Wise implementation. Going with a custom cooler has added extra noise over and above the reference card's, so GeCube loses a few marks here. The card, too, is a larger-than-normal affair, making installation into small form-factor PCs needlessly difficult. The saving grace, as far as design is concerned, is the inclusion of ATI's no-frills Rage Theater ASIC, giving rise to basic VIVO functionality. The bundle makes a point of reiterating the card's HDTV and VIVO compatibility, but, other than that, it's strictly average.
GeCube RADEON X800XLA-VIVO 256MB AGP