3. A closer look
Connect3D X800XT PE - 03 - A closer look
The memory components on the Connect3D are the very popular K4J55323QF-GC16. The GC16 stands for the 1.6ns delay between memory transactions.
|One of the Samsung 1.6ns memory parts|
The standard ATi X800 minotaur is printed on the fan-sink indicating the card's power:
|The front side of the card.(click for hi-res).|
One thing to note here, is that unlike other X800 cards, the fansink on the Connect3D X800XT PE doesn't cover the memory chips. There exists an alternate version of this fansink, similar in shape but a bit larger, like the one we saw on our Asus X800XT review.
|Removing the fan exposes the GPU core.|
From the picture above, you can clearly see the molex power connector. If you forget to connect your power supply on to the card, the system speaker will beep during the BIOS POST and prompt you to connect it in order to boot.
|The R420 chipset cleaned up from the thermal paste.|
|The back side of AX600XT (click for hi-res)|
The card features 3 types of connectors on the rear. One for VGA output, where you can plug in your standard CRT monitor, a DVI output for TFT monitors and an S-Video for Video In and Video Out use.