Radeon X1800 GTO Review Thread

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  1. satein

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    Please feel free to correct it, I can be wrong on anything. English is my poor second languauge and I am also having a bad hearing too (people call me stubborn :lol: ).

    On-Topic, as I knew you are quite knowledgeable on this matter, could you please tell me about the X1900GTO?
     
  2. CJ

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    I can't tell you much about the X1900GTO and X1900XL except for some basic performance numbers (~9500 3DM05 for the XL) and outdated pricing. But those can also be found on the web too in various places. ;) And what also can be found on the web are some screens of what is supposedly the Sapphire X1900GTO (using the same cooler as the X1900AIW). Some sources even mentioned the X1900XL being renamed to X1900GTO, just like the X1800LE was renamed to X1800GTO. But we'll find out soon enough what is the truth.
     
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    I can't imagine the X1900GTO will arrive anytime soon.

    There doesn't seem to be any room for it in the lineup of X1800GTO, X1900XL and XT1900XT.

    And there are lots of cheap X1800XTs on the market as well. (You will see pricelists with X1800XT 512MB boards costing less than X1800XL 256MB boards from the same brand)

    The X1800XT actually has become a very interesting board for the current prices.
     
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    Thank you for nice information :smile:. I think it sound fitting really well if X1900GTO is X1900XL as it sounds better called GTO as the good reputation of R4xx GTO series. For the picture of what supposed to be X1900XL (or GTO), I notice there are only 5 blocks of power states so this mean that X1900XL will use X1800XL pcb (maybe A20 board), which can also indicate as not a top notch overclockable card :roll:. Also, if the R580 is doing well on power and thermal characteristics, hope ATi will put it into mobile section either sooner or later.
     
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    Just thought I should point out here that since I posted that story, I've heard pretty definitively that yes, the X1900 XL is ready and in existence, but that it won't be released all that soon. Seems that ATI are biding their time on this one.
     
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    M59 support has already appeared in certain software :cool:
     
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    What happened to that launch date of 23rd march 06?

    Or maybe it really was a "lunch" date ;)
     
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    GeCube announced their board, and that's about all I've seen of it.
     
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    woo, i'm excited :D

    after a week of idiculous prices ~$279, the x1800gto is now on sale @ the egg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102013 for $235 (shipped). still pretty far from where it needs to be, to compete with the likes of 7600gt (though it's pretty clearly a superior card, i'd say $199 or less is where it needs to be as 7600gt will very soon be below $170)... but very exciting! the new generation of "performance mainstream" has not only arrived (for those of use too smart to buy topend cards :razz: :razz: :razz: ), but become semi-competitive!
     
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    Are you gonna buy one of those cards? If not, who cares?

    It seems like people are now down to picking out configurations to pick on ATI. AKA it's no longer "where's your X card" it's "Where's your 256 MB X card?"

    And what two-bit website printed that oh-so-official ATI availability chart anyway?

    Regardless, sites like the Tech Report have ZERO credibility on these issues since they all stood silent when 7800 512 was unavailable, as well as more recently 7900GTX.

    Anyway if you want the 256 X1800XT, it's been on Newegg for months. It's 289 currently.

    I dont see it as big issue since ATI has a competitor out at every level, more or less. Who REALLY cares about the 512MB X1800XL? The X1800 256 has been at newegg for 299 for months and makes a good 7900GT competitor.

    About the only thing ATI needed was to hurry the X1800GTO, which is now out.

    Nvidia however, has been struggling for months to get high end cards ouit. They really need to get it together, if they think they can continue to compete.
     
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    Ati claims the 512MB 1800XL exists and has been out.
    Where is it?
    techreport is no two-bit website, imo they are up their with the best for mainsteam reviews, they do some good theoretical testing in gpu reviews while still providing good game benchmarks, and they don't do they silly best playable settings shit.
    you seem to adore ati btw.
    Your first statement is quite humerious and very defending of ati, almost as if they told you to say that?
    I may well be interested in a 512MB videocard for running games at high texture settings for 256MB cards (read- my 7800GT) get overloaded.
    I would like to atleast see a review of this card- providing proof atleast a few cards are out :lol:
    I suppose you were one of the ones bashing ati for X8XX XT/PE availability?
    Btw in the news blurb I linked to there is a link to a 7900gtx search and quite a few are in stock :D
    He does admit the 7900GT is impossible to find though.
     
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    I'd say the X1800 XL is quite obviously a typo in the product stack. All the product stacks that have been shown previously only list a 256MB XL (including the one at the X1900 launch), whereas this one doesn't, and its not likely that ATI will be changing that SKU seeing as its close to EOL.
     
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    how did a simple typo happen?
    Since it has pricing info its a bit odd dont you think?
     
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    IIRC, I checked NewEgg the same day that news brief was posted and found four separate X1800XT 256MB models in stock, ranging from $290 to $350 (w/$50MIR). And I'm pretty sure I remember them going for the same price around the 7900GT's launch (so, for a little while now), only no one's benched one yet (well, maybe one site, IIRC).

    They're still looking bad WRT the 7600, but much of that article seemed incorrect after a cursory review. In fact, the only card MIA was the 512MB XL, and that might be waiting for the 512MB GT. ( ;) to Dave's typo, but I'm sure of the card b/c someone spammed Ars' A/V forum with a box pic of a Gainward model.)

    Dave, does that typo encompass the entire row? B/c a $299 256MB XL looks aenemic next to a $329 256MB XT.
     
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    Well, I don't know - I just don't recall one ever being announced, nor do I see why there is no 256MB version when they are still available, and around the types of prices being talked of there.
     
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    I guess there is no hope for an AGP 1800 GTO?

    You'd think there would be at least one manufacturer that would realize that it would be the perfect (last) upgrade for the huge amounts of people that have an aging R300 era card but a processor that is still fast enough?
     
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    Well I bought an x1800xl 256mg. Only thing that pisses me off is the noise of the cooler over 60%, the fact I can't seem to get an after market rear exhausting cooler and the amount of heat it pumps out .
     
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    I'm actually considering a X1800XT 256MB now.

    It's only 11 euros more than a X1800XL 256MB in the Netherlands. (297 vs 308)
    And the only X1800GTO that is actually available in the Netherlands at the moment is 265. But I've seen some in Germany for 250 and 240.
     
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