Published January 22, 2008
We are today also taking a look at the WinFast PX8800GT 256MB from Leadtek. This graphic card is based on, like the name reveals, the GeForce 8800 GT chipset with 256MB onboard. There is also a 512MB version for those who need some additional memory.
Today there are almost too many different graphic cards to choose from, they all have different sizes, cooling solutions and give from good to excellent performance. There are actually some really cheap cards available out there that offers some really good performance for gaming.
Even though, if you want quality you have to put at least $200-300 into the project.
The PX8800GT 256MB from Leadtek will be yours for about $270. I remember when I bought the GeForce 8800GTX almost a year ago for almost $850 USD. It performs really well, but maybe I should have bought something cheaper.
Anyhow, we will today take a look at the PX8800GT 256MB from Leadtek to see if it is worth the money, hopefully it is ;)
The WinFast PX8800GT 256MB comes in a stylish box with a large halo-like robot on steroids on the front. It tells us that we have a PCI express card with 256MB DDR3 memory modules fitted on the board. It also tells us that it is DirectX 10 compliant and supports HDCP and also that Leadtek has been kind enough to ship this graphic card with a game so that you can enjoy your new graphics card.
On the back we can find some information about the features that we can expect to find when we install our new product.
When we open up the box we find some cd’s, quick installation guide, power adapter, connector-out adapter and only one DVI to VGA adapter, but we need two!
Anyway if we throw all that out of the box we finally find our new graphics card, the PX8800GT. As you can see on the photo, this is a single slot graphics card with that robot printed on top of the cooler and a small fan mounted in the back.
We get two DVI ports so that we can connect our newer LCD monitors and we also have the TV-out connector.
If we turn the card around we find the power plug and this card, as it isn’t that power-hungry, only need one connector, which is great for those of you who are thinking about creating an SLI configuration with two graphic cards.
I’m now officially out of pictures, so let’s head over to the test rig and find out what we can get from the PX8800GT.