Connect3D is a manufacturer of graphics cards for the PC industry
and a long time certified partner of ATI. From the Radeon 7000 to the latest
X850 cards, Connect3D has always been present with competitive prices,
top-notch products and excellent support.
The X800XL is a recent addition to the graphics card market
from ATi. The cards are supposedly situated between the X800 PRO and X800
XT as far as performance is concerned. It is available for both AGP and PCI-Express
architectures, so fortunately rumours of ATi abandoning the AGP project were
just rumours and nothing more.
The X800XL is targeting the mid-to-high end market and offers
high performance but at a lower cost than the very expensive X800XT.
Connect3D's implementation of the X800XL, ships as expected
in the simplest of packages. The package is barely large enough to contain
the much larger than ordinary card and the included accessories. The XL, 256MB,
VIVO and AGP4X/8X logos are printed on a sticker on the front of the package.
Just as with the previous Connect3D cards we've reviewed, no
bundle is included along with the X800XL. The only software found inside the
box is a CD-ROM with ATi's Radeon drivers.
Apart from that though, inside the box you will also find one VGA to DVI adaptor, one 9-pin HDTV cable and a 4-in-1 VIVO cable.