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Review: PowerColor X800 GT Xtreme 256MB and X800 GT EVO Tide Water 256MB

by Tarinder Sandhu on 14 October 2005, 09:44

Tags: PowerColor (6150.TWO)

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Introduction

PowerColor X800 GT Xtreme 256MB and X800 GT EVO Tide Water 256MB

Before ATI launches more new SKUs than you can shake a stick at, its partners are still pretty eager to promote present products. Take ATI's X800 GT/GTO range, for example. Priced at between £90-£125, they offer decent performance at a crucial price-point. That's precisely why board partners are keen to offload as many as they can in the run-up to R500-series hitting the retail shelves.

We took a look at PowerColor's R480-based ATI Radeon X800 GT card a couple of months ago and found it to be a compelling option for those looking to upgrade to a decent, midrange video card for around £120. Since then, though, ATI's partners have slipped in the faster X800 GTO SKU, making the original 'GT less desirable.

PowerColor, however, has kept faith in the X800 GT and has recently launched a couple of new models in its range. Dubbed Xtreme and EVO Tide Water, there's more to them than meets the eye. Read on to see what we thought.