Experience: 7 Months - 1 Year
-Awesome performance at 1024x768
|» Pros|| |
-Cu HS w/ dust filter
-Quiet when idle
-Power connector placement
-best overclocker according to AT
|» Cons|| |
-the whole FX-series architecture
This card rocks as a whole. True the 9800xt is better in a lot of situations, but they also don't have VIVO. Plus, when I got this, it was closer to $400 than the $500 range. The Asus was the only one with VIVO, and that was a lot more than this Leadtek. I haven't overclocked this card yet, since I'm not an OC.
|» Review|| |
Overall, at the time of purchase, this was a great purchase. Was *only* $417, and considering it was supposed to be a $500 card, and the 9800xt was in the $490 range, the price/performance was OK. This card is also very stable. No problems whatsoever.
I can say a lot about the VIVO features on this card are invaluable. Halo Lan is the best, especially in a hot cramped room where there's only the possibility of 2 xboxes hooked up. Great stuff with VIVO. One thing though, S-Video is the minimum (and max for that matter) for good looking textures that are actually comprehendable. Anyway...
I'd say if it were November 2003, I'd recommend this card for the high end budget for people like myself who like console games as well as PC games and want to save space. The VIVO is really handy, but to get the fullest effect, I'd also say use optical input for true surround sound. I nice buy for anyone around that time. Comes with nice software too.