Club3D launches Volari Duo V8 Ultra graphics card

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 03 2003 @ 08:29 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Club3D is the first firm to announce their XGI V8 Volari Duo card. The card has two V8 Volari cores which are running at 350MHz and 256MB DDR II RAM running at 400MHz. The card is DirectX9 compliant and features XGI his TruShader 2.1 engine.

One of the remarkable facts is that Club3D says that the Volari Duo V8 card requires a 400 Watt power supply. Looks like this card uses a lot of power with its two cores.
    Specifications
    Brand: XGI
    Chip: V8 VOLARI
    Form Factor: AGP 4/8X
    GPU Mhz: 350
    Memory MHz: 400
    Video memory: 256 MB
    Memory Bandwith: 256 bit
    Memory Type: DDR II
    DVI: Yes
    TV/OUT: Yes
    Features: BUILT IN VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT FUNCTION
A few shops in The Netherlands have this card listed on their website, it retails for about 425EUR (Around 514 USD according to the latest rate of exchange).
The other XGI cards like the V5 Duo, V5 and V3 are expected to be available soon.


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Re: Club3D launches Volari Duo V8 Ultra graphics card
by Anonymous on Thursday, Dec 04 2003 @ 15:12 CET
Quake run on this well?



  • Reply by Anonymous on Thursday, Dec 04 2003 @ 15:18 CET

    Well, looking at preview at Tom's Hardware, I would say Quake3 if nothing else works really good on Volari V8 DUO.

    Of course, there is still A LOT cheaper
    LEADTEK A350LX (GeForceFX 5900 128MB - 400/700 (256-bit)). Quake 3 just luvs GeForce ;-))).

    Regards

    SirkoZ


  • Reply by Anonymous on Saturday, Dec 06 2003 @ 02:10 CET

    Looking forward to somebenchmark numbers as well as imagequality tests.