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...
Summary: Why i bought it: One of the best dx9 cards ever. What i like most about it: I loved its old school appearance. What i dislike about it. It cant run many of todays games. Would i buy it again: Yes
Summary: Nice upgrade to an aging homebrew PC, Athlon Xp 2500, 2GB RAM, Win XP 32 bit. Replaced an ATI 9600 Pro AGP with the X800 Pro and see a major improvement in 3D application performance, i.e. Extreme Tux Racer showing 80+ FPS instead of 15-30, Blender 3D handling larger scenes with ease.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 .