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Gigabyte GV-RX18L256V-B GDDR3 graphics card

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The graphics card, also known as the video card, is the complete graphical subsystem of the PC. It is responsible for the quality and speed of video processing. For users that wish to play games or work with multimedia applications, it is especially important to have a video board with a high performance graphics processor and enough memory.
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Features of the new GIGABYTE's GV-RX18L256V-B benefited from 90nm process includes an ultra-threaded 3D core architecture and full support for Microsoft® Direct®X 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 for unprecedented graphics rendering performance and blazingly fast graphics processing speeds. The flag-ship GV-RX18L256V-B features a 512-bit ring-bus memory controller with the fastest available rendering engine, a new cache design and improved Hyper Z™ technology to ensure outstanding data flow.

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Gigabyte GV-RX18L256V-B, GDDR3, 256 bit

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Gigabyte GV-RX18L256V-B. Graphics adapter memory type: GDDR3, Memory bus: 256 bit

Graphics adapter memory type *
The type of memory used by the video card. Often a combination of dedicated memory (Video RAM or VRAM) and dynamic system memory is used. UMA stands for Unified Memory Architecture, and is a computer memory architecture that allows the graphics processing unit to share system memory. Other abreviations: RAM = Random Access Memory, SDRAM = synchronous dynamic RAM, DDR = double-data-rate.
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Hardware and software that connects the main memory to the memory controller in computer systems. Originally, general-purpose buses like VMEbus and the S-100 bus were used, but to reduce latency, modern memory buses are designed to connect directly to DRAM chips, and thus are designed by chip standards bodies such as JEDEC.
256 bit
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Testseek has collected 11 expert reviews for Gigabyte GV-RX18L256V-B Video Card and the average expert rating is 79 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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Another day sees another graphics card and this one comes in the shape of the newly released Radeon X1800XL from Gigabyte. This is our first sample to be tested with the new official ATI Catalyst drivers with the previous X1800XL we looked at was still...
Bottom line We really had a chance to get down and dirty with the latest X1800XL sample to hit our labs from Gigabyte. We were able to run more benchmarks and start to tinker a little bit more with the overclocking side of things and as you can see, we really beg...
The X1800 XL is obviously a powerful card, very often neck and neck with Nvidias 7800 GT and often pulling ahead. Now that ATI is on board with 3.0 shaders and their AVIVO technology, the X1800 XL is indeed a very enticing video card. Gigabyte have d...
The Radeon X1800 XL GPU is clocked at 500 MHz, and backed by 256MB of Samsung GDDR3 memory that hums away at 1 GHz.
With all the praise that has been heaped upon NVIDIA for their 7800 series of graphic cards, it was bound to cause a bit of dismay for rival ATi.For nearly two years ATi had been riding high on the success of their 9700 and 9800 series of cards, while NVI...
Back in October of last year, ATI launched a whole new range of Radeon graphics cards that are typically referred to as the X1000 or X1K family. The X1000 family was the first set of cards unleashed by ATI to support Shader Model 3.0 across the entire...
Good Good performance, Decent bundle, VIVO capability, HDTV support...
Bad Price is too high when compared to competition, Fan gets noticeable when card is really stressed...
Bottom line The Radeon X1800 XL is a very nice card, and Gigabytes version of the card is adequate. The cards performance is similar to that of a 7800 GT. You can definitely crank up resolution and eye candy and still play at acceptable frame rates. Additionall...
Gigabyte GV-RX18L256V-B Radeon X1800 XL 256MB PCIe ATIs Radeon X1800 XL 256MB GPU was introduced to combat the threat provided by NVIDIAs GeForce 7800 GT 256MB SKU. Priced at betweeen £260-£300, depending upon which manufacturer and e-tailer took yo...
Bottom line ATIs Radeon X1800 XL 256MB GPU is decent for the most part. Gaming performance is comparable to NVIDIAs GeForce 7800 GT 256MB SKU and 2D-related performance is, arguably, better with the companys Avivo technology being more flexible than NVIDIAs P...
can be fetched at a pretty good price.
Bottom line This card is a good all around card, and if the AiW x1800XL was a decent amount more then this card would be something to take a look at if you need the features it offers. However even though it does well in our tests, the equal AiW x1800XL has...
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