Interface Connection: VGA Yes
Slot/Port Type: AGP 8x
Video Chipset: Radeon X800 XL
Functionality: HDTV Encoder, TwinView Architecture
normalized-Installed Video Memory: 256
Product Title: ATI Pan-Ty PLT Series Locking Weather Resistant Tie
Power Score: 4.7 | 12 Reviews
Core Clock Speed: 400 MHz
Installed Video Memory: 256 MB
Effective Memory Clock Speed: 800 MHz
Memory Technology: GDDR3 SDRAM
System Type: PC
Slot Space Required: 1
Minimum Power Supply Required: 300 W
System Requirements: Intel Pentium 4/III, AMD Athlon 64/7K/Athlon XP with AGP 8X (0.8v), 4X (1.5V) or universal AGP 3.0 bus configuration (8X/4X) 128MB of system memory Installation software requires CD-ROM drive DVD playback requires DVD drive OS Supported: Microsoft Windows XP (Home or Professional) Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 1
Warranty Information: 3 Year Limited
URL: Manufacturer Link
RAMDAC Speed: 400 MHz
AGP Support: AGP 4X, AGP 8X
Product Line: Pan-Ty
Color Depth at Maximum Resolution: 16.7 Million Colors + 8-Bit Grayscale Mask (32-bit)
Type of Video Card: 2D/3D Video w/TV Support
Max Resolution: 2048 x 1536
Video Standard Supported: NTSC (analog)
Brand Name: Panduit
Cable Manager: Cable Tie
Frequency Band: Cross Section: Extra-HeavyPackaging:Std Pkg Qty: 25Std Ctn Qty: 250Bulk Pkg Qty: 100Bulk Ctn Qty: 1000
Display Refresh Rate: 85 Hz
Product Reviews (10)
great card for 120$ refurb
Strengths: well as i was looking for an agp video card i just happened to stumble along this card for 120$! refurb, of course its refurbished but for 120$ thats a great deal!,i got it of ati.com.
This card is great runs everything i throw at it on high or extra graphics. BE aware it is BIG, but BIG is not always bad;)
also on ati.com they have an x850pro for 140$ refurb, but i would go with this card because the benchmark scores are much better.
By anonymous; - Jul 4, 2006
Great card that is driving me nuts with intermittent display blackouts! HELP!!!
Strengths: Great specs. Drives my 1920 x 1200 Dell 2405FPW LCD monitor to its max/native resolution.
Weakness: Too bright. How do you turn down brightness? The display intermittently blacks out then returns several seconds later. This is a major PITA!!!! Fix???
I would have rated this product 5 stars except for the terribly annoying screen "blackouts". I have not yet explored ATI's Customer Support for a fix but was looking for the ReadMe File on the ATI CD when I came to this site for a lead to this issue.
By anonymous; - Dec 23, 2005
I am very pleased with this card. I bought it primarily for games: Doom 3, Quake 4, Half-Life 2, FEAR and COD2. It plays the games to my complete satisfaction at resolutions of 1280 and UP with bells and whistles enabled. Secondarily I bought the card for video editing. I am transferring VHS to DVD and so far it hasn't let me down. The TV capture works fine as does the radio. The DVD player won't...
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I am very pleased with this card. I bought it primarily for games: Doom 3, Quake 4, Half-Life 2, FEAR and COD2. It plays the games to my complete satisfaction at resolutions of 1280 and UP with bells and whistles enabled.
Secondarily I bought the card for video editing. I am transferring VHS to DVD and so far it hasn't let me down. The TV capture works fine as does the radio. The DVD player won't start but I have others so no matter. I had occasion to call ATI tech support, a free call, and everyone spoke good English and were helpful with everthing but the DVD.
Make sure and download all the drivers at ATI's site before installing the card and make sure you get rid of ALL prior drivers. If you don't do this you will have problems.
By anonymous; - Dec 14, 2005
Best AGP Card for the Money
Strengths: Low Power Consumption, Excellent Warranty, Great Performance, VIVO
Weakness: Not Dual DVI, Expensive Without Sale / Rebate
I have been struggling with the decision of whether or not to upgrade motherboards to get PCIe support. I wasn't sure if it was worth investing serious money in an AGP card at this point. However, seeing as how the mid-range cards are not bandwidth limited with the AGP port, a $200-$250 expense seemed reasonable. The rest of my system (74GB raptor, 1 GB RAM, Athlon 3500+, Shuttle SN95G5) is more...
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I have been struggling with the decision of whether or not to upgrade motherboards to get PCIe support. I wasn't sure if it was worth investing serious money in an AGP card at this point. However, seeing as how the mid-range cards are not bandwidth limited with the AGP port, a $200-$250 expense seemed reasonable. The rest of my system (74GB raptor, 1 GB RAM, Athlon 3500+, Shuttle SN95G5) is more than adequate.
I had to look around, but I managed to get this card for $229 after rebates. At this price, it's clearly the best deal. While the lack of dual DVI is a disappointment, this card makes up for it with VIVO. The Catalyst drivers are stable and the card has low heat generation and low power consumption.
For those with a solid AGP-based system needing just a graphics boost, this is a great way to go.
By tonymil - Dec 6, 2005
A midrange card that thinks--and acts like--it costs much more
Strengths: TV in/out, Low power consumption, Top-of-the-line features and performance for a midrange price
Weakness: Lack of dual-DVI outputs
I have an eMachines T3256, which was an incredible PC for the price ($399 for an Athlon XP 3200+, 512MB PC3200 RAM, 160GB HDD, DVD+-RW, and second-bay CD-ROM). The system's only real weak point, however, is that it relies upon integrated graphics (GeForce 4MX--better than Intel's integrated option, but not by much). From the beginning, therefore, I'd had it in mind to purchase an AGP video card...
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I have an eMachines T3256, which was an incredible PC for the price ($399 for an Athlon XP 3200+, 512MB PC3200 RAM, 160GB HDD, DVD+-RW, and second-bay CD-ROM). The system's only real weak point, however, is that it relies upon integrated graphics (GeForce 4MX--better than Intel's integrated option, but not by much). From the beginning, therefore, I'd had it in mind to purchase an AGP video card to better round out my "e" PC.
After considerable research on the Net, I narrowed down my consideration to the nVidia GeForce 6600GT and the ATI Radeon X800XL. Ultimately, I chose the X800XL over the 6600GT, and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. Although the X800XL goes for about $100 more than the 6600GT (on average), you get a lot more for the extra cash: double the RAM (256MB vs. 128MB), double the pixel pipelines (16 vs. 8), double the vertex shaders (6 vs. 3), and double the memory bandwidth (256-bit vs. 128.bit). This translates into higher detail settings, better full-screen antialiasing (FSAA) and anisotropic filtering (AF), and smoother framerates--all at higher resolutions. I couldn't be more pleased with the performance this card lets me squeeze out of my budget PC; I can run Far Cry at 1280x1024 at maximum detail settings with FSAA and AF enabled and achieve consistent framerates over 40fps, which is great for an eMachines PC. For those who are interested, I've included some benchmark results below:
Aquamark 3: 48,275
As other reviewers have mentioned, the card itself is a hefty piece of equipment, measuring almost nine inches in length. This is because the X800 XL was originally designed as a PCI Express card and requires a bridge chip (named Rialto) to communicate with the AGP bus. It fits pretty comfortably inside my PC, but you will definitely want to measure the clearance around your AGP slot if you're thinking about purchasing this card. The only other negative comment I can make about this card is that although ATI includes dual outputs, only one is digital (DVI); the other is an analog VGA port. It would have been nice to have dual DVI-out in order to connect two digital displays.
Other than that, however, this is an outstanding card. Although it requires additional power from the PC's power supply (via a standard 4-pin Molex connector--a splitter cable is included in the box in case you don't have another free power dongle), this card doesn't require much power. It runs great off of my stock 300 Watt power supply, and I've not had any problems with the card locking up because it's not able to draw enough power. The card also runs relatively cool (at least "as is"--I haven't attempted overclocking...yet). I'm able to monitor the GPU temperature via ATI Tray Tools (a must-have third-party app for ATI card owners), and the X800XL runs around 44C at idle 65C while gaming.
Overall, this is a great midrange video card. It should be fairly future-proof as well. Sure, you may not be able to run next year's games at max detail and max resolution, but they'll still look great and run smoothly. If you're like me--a casual gamer who isn't willing to pay a premium for the latest and greatest or to upgrade your system four times a year--this is the card for you.
By caseyahenry - Nov 16, 2005