Summary: It was all good until I described the video card was over priced by 40 dollars give or take. Well I paid it. After about a month of shipping crap sending it to the wrong state and all the fun of it it's here. Ok take it home its the wrong card for the slot, well I looked at my Mac and it said AGP the slot on my mac was not the same. Well is it my fault Macs Her's?
Summary: This was my first card and i was very dissapointed. It's core clock is about 411 and memory around 360,"overclocked didnt improve much , 420 core and 369 memory, but it overheats very fast and cannot handle just about any game i have played "meaning" i have high frame rates and games are just about to glitchy to have fun. I run 2 gigs of ram, 280 gig of hard drive space, intell P4 2.8.
Summary: like the below stated, those speeds definatly are not 9800xt speeds or they are all not created equal as he stated. Overall the card is a big step up from the 9600se i had, but it would have been nice if it was a real 9800xt. core speed is only 393 and memory is 245 (490ddr). It does have 8 pixel pipelines so i am pretty sure it is not a 9800se model unless the bios has been reflashed to 9800xt specs ???. was the card worth the 200 dollars i paid for it...NO!!
Summary: Here are the ATI 9800XT specs compared to these 'downgraded' XT cards: ATI Memory Interface: 256 bits This card: 128 bit ATI Memory Clock Speed: 730 This card: 392 ATI Engine Clock Speed: 412 This card: 243 ATI Heatsink: Copper This card: Aluminum I would like to get rid of mine too, but I would feel bad unloading this on someone else.