AMD RADEON X850 XT PLATINUM EDITION Graphics Card - 100435601

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This is the fastest single Graphics card on the market. However, with 16 pixel pipelines and six vertex shader units, the X850 XT PE is an exact match in specifications to its predecessor, the X800 XT PE. All that's different is the slightly raised clock speed: 540/590 MHz versus 520/560 MHz. Externally, the differences are much clearer. While ATI has long criticized the dual-slot cooling solutions that rival NVIDIA has used in its top models for some time, it has fitted its X850 XT PE with just this type of cooler. Without it, the huge level of heat that builds up in the 130-nm Low-K R480 chips cannot be sufficiently ventilated at these clock speeds. Heat from the graphics processor and memory module is transferred to copper cooling fins. A large fan directs the air through a transparent plastic housing and forces it out of the case through the slot panel. It's a little noisy if you're not used to a high powered video card, but I have a MUCH LOUDER CPU fan that completely drowns it out. If you've got the money or you just HAVE to have the best of the best (without having to buy 2 cards and a SPECIAL motherboard), here's your card!

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The fastest single Video Card solution for the PC.

by Austin on 5/7/2005

This is the fastest single Graphics card on the market. However, with 16 pixel pipelines and six vertex shader units, the X850 XT PE is an exact match in specifications to its predecessor, the X800 XT PE. All that's different is the slightly raised clock speed: 540/590 MHz versus 520/560 MHz. Externally, the differences are much clearer. While ATI has long criticized the dual-slot cooling solutions that rival NVIDIA has used in its top models for some time, it has fitted its X850 XT PE with just this type of cooler. Without it, the huge level of heat that builds up in the 130-nm Low-K R480 chips cannot be sufficiently ventilated at these clock speeds. Heat from the graphics processor and memory module is transferred to copper cooling fins. A large fan directs the air through a transparent plastic housing and forces it out of the case through the slot panel. It's a little noisy if you're not used to a high powered video card, but I have a MUCH LOUDER CPU fan that completely drowns it out. If you've got the money or you just HAVE to have the best of the best (without having to buy 2 cards and a SPECIAL motherboard), here's your card!

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Product Overview

The RADEON X850 XT PLATINUM EDITION is the most extreme gaming graphics card ever created by ATi, with 16 pipelines, the fastest frame rates and ATi's industry-leading 3D image enhancement technology. The RADEON X850 XT PLATINUM EDITION Graphics Card delivers further on the promise of High-Definition Gaming.

Specifications

Manufacturer ATI Technologies
Mfg Part# 100435601
SKU 10406985
UPC 727419412315
UPC 14 00727419412315
Features
Host Interface AGP 8x
DVI Yes
Total Number of DVI Outputs 1
Product Type Graphic Card
Manufacturer Part Number 100-435601
Manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices, Inc
Product Name RADEON X850 XT PLATINUM EDITION Graphics Card
Brand Name AMD
Standard Memory 256 MB
Memory Technology GDDR3
Bus Width 256 bit
Package Contents RADEON X850 XT PLATINUM EDITION Graphics CardManualsSet-up CDHDTV out cableDVI to VGA adaptersPower cable connectorComposite and S-video cables
Platform Supported PC
Chipset Model X850 XT
Chipset Line Radeon
GPU Clock 540 MHz
API Supported OpenGL
Number of Monitors Supported 2
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Tech Specs
Interfaces/Ports 1 x DVI / 1 x Video In Video Out (VIVO)
Product Type Graphics Card
Manufacturer Part Number 100-435601
Manufacturer Website Address www.amd.com
Manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices, Inc
Product Name RADEON X850 XT PLATINUM EDITION Graphics Card
Product Line Radeon
Brand Name AMD
Standard Memory 256 MB
Memory Technology GDDR3 SDRAM
Bus Width 256 bit
Additional Information Over 160 million transistors Windows Logo Program compliant Up to sixteen parallel pixel pipelines Six parallel vertex processing engines Integrated TV Output support up to 1024x768 resolution Integrated 165 MHz TMDS transmitter (DVI 1.0 / HDMI interoperable and HDCP ready)
Package Contents RADEON X850 XT PLATINUM EDITION Graphics Card Manuals Set-up CD HDTV out cable DVI to VGA adapters Power cable connector Composite and S-video cables
Compatibility Operating System Support: Windows XP (Home or Pro) Windows 2000 with Service Pack 1 (or later) Windows Media Center Edition
Platform Support PC
System Requirements 256MB of system memory DVD playback requires DVD drive Installation software requires CD-ROM drive 350-Watt power supply or greater recommended Connection to the system power supply is required. The power supply should have a specialized 12V graphics card power connector AGP bus configuration based PC is required with one AGP 8X lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
Processor Speed 540 MHz
Chipset Model Radeon X850 XT
Software Included CATALYST
Host Interface AGP 8x
API Support OpenGL
Video Formats Composite Video / DVI / HDTV / RGB / S-Video
Maximum Resolution 2048 x 1536
RAMDAC Speed 400 MHz
Dual RAMDAC Yes
Analog Signal Yes
Digital Signal Yes
Number of Monitors Support 2
Standard Warranty 3 Year Limited
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