Summary: the ati radeon x800 pro 256mb graphics card is a very good especially if you have been using a weak integrated onboard graphics card that is 64mb. do your self a favor and get a dedicated card that is stronger than a 64mb integrated graphics card like the x800 if you want to be able to watch movies or play some some early 21st century pc games.
Summary: Far from a gaming card, very far. I've owned this card for 5 years now. The 256mg size for today's demanding gaming and graphics is found wanting. Sturdy, robust and long lasting to be sure but extremely limited in use. I would recommend it for very light graphics use. It runs streaming NetFlix and Hulu, view pics, watch DVD's and surf the web just fine.
Summary: I bought several of those in order to use them on several older workstations equiped with older xeon processors and 6gb of ram.With those they were able to run windows7 x64 with aero enabled with no problems. Overall great bang for your bucks if you are trying to squeeze the maximum out of older AGP port equiped machines.
Summary: I bought the 9800 Pro 256Mb Mac Edition..... I have two older Power Macs, 450 Sawtooth (updated power supply) and a 533DA both with 1.8ghz processors and the 9800 Pro Mac Edition (256mb) and they both run great. I think I bought the ATI's within a year of when they came out.('05). I came from the original Rage 128 cards so it was a big step up. Maxed out my Ram and with this card it was like a new computer.
Summary: This is a high-end card from around 2004 and supports DirectX 9.0b. It easily plays most 3D based games from around that time. Personally the most demanding games I've played using it are AOE 3 and NFS: Most Wanted. It works well with WinXP Pro SP3. Drivers for the card can be easily downloaded from the AMD/ATI website. VIVO is an additional, useful feature that is included on some cards.
Summary: I have been using ATI graphic cards for many years. When my old one in my desk top started acting up, I decided it was time to upgrade. Most of my computers are old technology or legacy as some call them, but they work fine for my needs and the parts are usually pretty cheap/inexpensive. I have had problems recently finding older AGP cards and when this card came up on eBay I went for it. It has both a VGA and DVI output.
Summary: As an upgrade card, this Radeon x800 Pro AGP card has given me 4 good years of service. My system originally came with a Radeon 9200 AGP board and framerate was sad slow. This card gave it the boost I needed even on a 266 watt power supply. The fan eventually gave out (started clicking) and I replaced it with a Zerotherm GX810 about 6 months ago and it runs cooler than the stock fan.
Summary: I dont care much for NVIDIA..cards please stop telling me "its faster" as far as quality is concerned ATI is always on top .. if your computer is lacking in "speed" then go ahead and get yourself a NVIDIA card ..but if your like me and are packing a 3.2 p4 w/4 gigs of RAM then do yourself a favor and get this card.. you'll be glued to your seat for ages...
Summary: As you can see, I have purchased this card much later than everyone else who has reviewed the card here. Upgraded from a 9600xt 128mb and the change in graphical prowess is defnitely worth it. Here's a hint: if you're still buying an AGP card then your pc more-than-likely does not have what it takes to push cards like the x800xt pe, x850xt pe or the 6800 ultra (let's not even talk about the 7800s and the x1800s) to their full potential.
Summary: ... but did you also know you need it? Why? Because on a top end machine the following games have settings that go way past the limitations of even this card - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, Doom 3, FarCry and the soon to be released Half-Life 2. These are all new engines that will drive the games of tomorrow, meaning that I will probably be trading this one in for Xmas 2005 when the 512 line should make its mark. Anyway how does this card pan out?