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ATI Radeon X800 XL

Graphics Processor
R430
Pixel Shaders
16
Vertex Shaders
6
TMUs
16
ROPs
16
Memory Size
256 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Bus Width
256 bit
The Radeon X800 XL was a graphics card by ATI, launched in December 2004. Built on the 110 nm process, and based on the R430 graphics processor, in its R430 XL variant, the card supports DirectX 9.0b. Since Radeon X800 XL does not support DirectX 11 or DirectX 12, it might not be able to run all the latest games. The R430 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 240 mm² and 160 million transistors. It features 16 pixel shaders and 6 vertex shaders, 16 texture mapping units, and 16 ROPs. Due to the lack of unified shaders you will not be able to run recent games at all (which require unified shader/DX10+ support). ATI has paired 256 MB GDDR3 memory with the Radeon X800 XL, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 400 MHz, memory is running at 490 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the ATI Radeon X800 XL draws power from 1x 6-pin power connector, with power draw rated at 49 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x S-Video. Radeon X800 XL is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 1.0 x16 interface.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
R430
GPU Variant
R430 XL
(215RBBAKA11F)
Architecture
R400
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
110 nm
Transistors
160 million
Die Size
240 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Dec 1st, 2004
Generation
Radeon R400 PCIe
(X800)
Production
End-of-life
Bus Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
Reviews
226 in our database

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
400 MHz
Memory Clock
490 MHz
980 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
256 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bus
256 bit
Bandwidth
31.36 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders
16
Vertex Shaders
6
TMUs
16
ROPs
16

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
6.400 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate
600.0 MVertices/s
Texture Rate
6.400 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
TDP
49 W
Suggested PSU
350 W
Outputs
2x DVI
1x S-Video
Power Connectors
1x 6-pin

Graphics Features

DirectX
9.0b (9_2)
OpenGL
2.0
OpenCL
N/A
Vulkan
N/A
Pixel Shader
2.0b
Vertex Shader
2.0b

R430 GPU Notes

Codename: Thor
Graphics/Compute: GFX2
Video Shader HD
Programmable pixel&vertex pipelines

Retail boards based on this design (2)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
Sapphire X800 XL Ultimate 400 MHz 490 MHz 1x DVI 1x VGA 1x S-Video
Sapphire X800 XL VIVO 512 MB 400 MHz 490 MHz 512 MB, Dual-slot