‘Those of you who are familiar with previous designs from Sapphire’s range of Ultimate Edition boards will find no surprises here – just like these previous efforts, the X800 GTO Ultimate Edition features a hefty (although admittedly less so than previous Ultimate Edition solutions) heat-pipe cooling arrangement which transfers heat away from the core to the heatsink on the top of the board. The obvious advantage of such a mechanism is that it requires no fans to cool the device, and as such offers silent running for anyone looking to build a silent or near-silent PC while still requiring a respectable amount of 3D gaming performance.’
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- ATI All-In-Wonder X1800 XL: All I Want? @ X-bit Labs
- ATI’s X1800 XL All-In-Wonder: Performance and TV in One Package @ Anandtech
- Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A Videocard @ PCstats.com
- Compro VideoMate U900 – Tiny USB TV Box @ Hardware Zone
- Asus Geforce N7800 GT @ Neoseekers
Beyond 3D has a good run down of what you can expect from Sapphire’sRadeon X800 GTOÂ² and X800 GTO Ultimate Editions. Both are certainly powerful cards, with the both the GTO2 and the and the Ultimate Edition’s bandwidth weighing in at 31.4 GB/sec, the Ultimate stands out because of the ginormous heatsink that wraps around the entire card.