Ever since ATI announced its manufacturing & distribution relationships with ODMs and AiBs in June of 2001, SAPPHIRE has always been the key ATI Graphics Boards Supplier worldwide. SAPPHIRE designs, manufactures and distributes the most complete range of ATI video boards--from mainstream level Xpert98 to the state-of-the-art technology-enriched Radeon 9700Pro boards. SAPPHIRE refuses to compromise quality by cutting corners at the expense of its customers experience with their products. All ATI board designs undergo a stringent layout inspection by our staff of engineers to guarantee that they represent the usual high-quality image of ATI original boards. We also enjoy the resources of a highly creative technical department that layout complex designs to accommodate different market niches as they arise. SAPPHIRE ATI video boards have long been the reliable choice for a great number of OEMs and large System Integrators in Europe, North America, Asia and Latin America based largely on our ability to meet a fast paced technical markets advancements as well as our means to produce large quantities of product.
Today we will be taking a look at Sapphire’s X800XL this card is Ati and Sapphires answer to the 6800 range, weighing in at a very affordable £220 and under price, As I said this puts it in direct competition with the vanilla 6800. So that is the card we will be aiming to beat today on tests, If the specs and everything else is to be believed this card should quickly take over the vanilla 6800 especially with its 16 pipelines but will it lets get on with the review and find out.
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