Connect3d X800XL 256mb PCI-E
Posted by: Rchiilleea on: 30.12.2005 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Well I this card really was a revelation due to the fact it did not have any ram sinks and used an aluminium GPU cooler. Yet I was able to clock the card ram up slightly higher than the sapphire with it ram sinks and cooper cooler. We all know that 80% of the GFX buying crowd will clock the card to try and get the most out of it and the Connect3d x800xl will fit the bill. I am not saying the sapphire was not good as the x800xl series is a good bang for buck card, what I am saying though is if you are and overclocker at heart and will be ramping the clocks up this would be an ideal choice and highly recommended by us at Xtreme.
One thing still gets to me about the x800xl on all ATI partners versions is the size. When you put this up to a 5950 ultra or even a 6800 in vanilla form you have to laugh when you consider it pushes them over and stamps on them for good measure. A little wolf in sheeps clothing and deserved the recommended award.
All connections included,
Online performance excellent,
Little but very large on performance
Reference cooler (I have never been a fan of these due to the fact a high percentage of buyers overclock)
Review by R.Bowzer
Thanks to Connect3d for supplying the sample for review