December 4th, 2003, 09:49 PM
The All-New ATI Radeon 9800 XT
For all the ATI fans out there, including me, the new Radeon 9800 XT is a smash-hit. Basically, this inferno video card was a remodel of the original Radeon 9800 Pro. Now updated and redesigned, the Radeon 9800 XT shines, with superior performance, and quality! Even though the GeForce FX 5950 Ultra beat the Radeon 9800 XT by just a teeny-weeny bit, I don't consider the GeForce FX 5800 and up as video cards. I consider them rather more as leaf-blowers, for their loud GPU fans. They also take up 2 slots in a computer, which is utterly dissapointing. The Radeon 9800 XT has 256MB of bullet-fast RAM, and has 8x AGP speed Bus. It has 8 rendering pipelines, and contains the vintage 9800 XT GPU, sweetness! Until ATI comes out with a new Radeon, or perhaps a new video card family, the Radeon 9800 XT has its quality shining, and the Radeon 9600 XT follows right behind! ATI definately did its homework!