Category: Monitor and Video Card
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 7.12MB
Operating System: Windows 2000, XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.5296 / 28 Oct 2003
ASUS RADEON A9800XT is a fast little chip that offers exceptional solutions for the AGP slot. It has been designed with several features and it performs at a significantly fast speed. The device comes with a software bundle that includes drivers and utilities, ASUS GameFace, ASUS VideoSecurity, Smart Doctor while it also includes full version games such as Gun Metal, Battle Engine Aquila as well a coupon that can be used for downloading Half Life 2. What is more, the device supports VIVO fully and it also includes the VIVO break out box which makes the PC the focal point for a multimedia center. Further still the device has been designed with a converter that switches DVI to analog. This feature makes it easier for the end users of this device to bring into play dual analog displays whenever they want to.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
ASUS RADEON A9800XT's speed is not affected when one uses AA and AF even though its performance is slower as compared to GeForceFX 5950 Ultra. Furthermore, the device comes at a fairly high price even though its performance is outstanding and the card is generally good. A plug-in card, this device uses AGP 8x interface type and its RAMDAC clock speed runs at about 400 MHz whereas it memory clock runs at about 730 MHz. It has been installed with a 256MB video memory as well as ASUS SmartCooling and it uses DDR SDRAM technology. Its maximum external resolution is about 2048 x 1536/85 Hz and it supports API DirectX 9.0 together with OpenGL 2.0 while the TV interface used is TV out. The device's video analogue format is S-video and composite video whereas its package also includes a 1x DVI-VGA adapter together with 1xvideo adapter. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ASUS RADEON A9800XT errors before installing any driver updates.