Powercolor X1800 GTO and MSI 7600 GT Reviewed

Videocards/VGA Reviews by geoffrey @ 2006-07-28

How high can you turn up the resolution and detail with these mid-range VGA cards? We evaluate their performance in six different games to give you the answer. Read on to find out how much *oomph* you can get for your money. The Powercolor X1800 GTO and MSI NX7600GT-T2D256EZ (the one with passive cooling) are tested.

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In the box and specifications: X1800GTO

X1800GTO: in the box

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The box send to us has seen quite some mileage, dents ahoy!, the contents were intact.

Inside the box you'll find this:

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  • X1800GTO
  • 2x DVI -> VGA connectors
  • 4-pin molex -> 6-pin PCIe power cable
  • S-Video cable
  • Composite cable
  • VIVO cable
  • HDTV cable
  • Setup CD and manual
  • DVD software


  • ATI X1800GTO chipset (500MHz)
  • 256MB GDDR3 256bit (500MHz)
  • Double DVI outputs
  • HDTV/S-Video/Composite output
  • PCIe compatible
  • DX9 Shader Model 3 compatible
  • Complete Open GL 2.0 support
  • ATI Vivo
  • Crossfire

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    In the photos showed you can see the copper heatsink used to cool both GPU and memory. The power mosfets got their own little heatsink too. The X1800GTO requires external power; a 6-pin PCIe connector is present on the board.
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