Powercolor X800 GTO 16 Video Card ReviewFormer staff writer - March 26, 2006
ConclusionI was at first somewhat skeptical about doing a review on this brand of Graphics Board, I have owned Power Color, Graphic boards in the past and encountered many problems. After speaking with Bosco (OCC site manager), who owns eight various PowerColor Graphics Boards, I decided to go ahead and give PowerColor another try. This time I was impressed, PowerColor has come a long way since I last used one of their Graphics Boards and proves that with age comes experience.
I’m looking forward to reviewing more products from PowerColor in the future, the X800GTO 16, was a worthy adversary to the other test boards. Not only did it compete well with the nVidia 6800 GT at times it actually performed better. The only concerns that I have are its lack of overclockability, which is more, related to the R430 GPU than the board itself and the high temperatures, (80c) while gaming. Which I feel can be remedied with a better heatsink and fan.
The Power Color X800 GTO 16 gets an 8, this mainstream board is perfect for anyone who is looking for out of the box performance.
- Pre Overclocked
- Bundled Software
- Comes with all connectors including composite
- Easy to install (no extra power needed)
- Price and Affordability
- Runs quite hot with stock heatsink (80c at times)
- Not very overclockable