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Reviewed by: Ed Lau [09.17.04]
Manufactured by: HIS

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ATI Radeon X800 Pro 256MB: $394 @ mWave
ATI Radeon X800 XT 256MB: $479 @ eCost

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Speaking of video-in, I should mention that both X800s are VIVO. They both come with the exact same bundle with includes:

- VIVO cable
- component video out cable
- auxilary power cable
- backplate for the huge fan
- VGA/DVI adapter
- Drivers CD
- VideoStudio 7 SE
- PowerDVD 5
- PictureEZ Premium Digital Photo Suite 3.1
- CS: Condition Zero
- Arx Fatalis
- Demos (VietCong, Railroad Pioneer, Neighbors from Hell, Tropico 2, Aquanox 2)

Normally, bundles suck but the included one isn't bad, especially with a full version of Condition Zero thrown in. Counter-strike might be a VERY old game but it's still better than 99% of the crap that is usually thrown in with video cards.


Everything was done on:

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Motherboard: Albatron K8X800 Pro II
Memory: 1GB PC3200 (2x512MB)
HD: 200GB Hitachi Deskstar 180GB 180GXP (8MB cache, 7200RPM)

Surprisingly, or at least to me, the XTPE takes a HUGE advantage over both cards. I expected the Pro to lag behind no more than 15-20%, which is true for the final score but the XTPE is over 50% faster in Pixel Shader! Gone are the days where a Ti4200 is only 15% slower than a Ti4600.  Remember the good ol' days?

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