Posted on Tuesday, March 28 2006 @ 08:15:45 CEST by LSDsmurf
On occasion many of us, whether just wanting to upgrade our video cards or needing to replace a video card, delve into a market that produces so many choices it becomes quite confusing. The task would be simple if we just had one or two options to choose from but unfortunately it’s not. So we must narrow our choices down to three main factors, chipset (ATI or nVidia), performance and affordability. (There are also other producers of chipsets on the market but those chipsets are manufactured for other uses.) Which chipset you choose is usually a matter of preference; performance and affordability are based on what you are willing to spend to achieve your needs. Today, I will be reviewing the PowerColor X800GTO 16. This is a mainstream video card with PCI-E x16 interface.