Volari V8 versus Deltachrome S8
It seems that we just can't get enough of performance and power these days. However, many of you out there are not necessarily looking for the highest performance available, but rather for value. Most people want a cost effective videocard that performs well for their needs for moderate gaming. They could care less about competitive benchmarking scores.
We have examined ATI and nVidia's mainstream solutions, and have also included mainstream solutions from both S3 and XGI. The cards we will be looking at are the ATI Radeon 9550, nVidia GeforceFX 5700LE, XGI Volari V8 and S3 Deltachrome S8. Though the S3 Deltachrome and the XGI Volari graphics cards are not readily available everywhere in the world, they can be found in certain parts of Europe and Asia and this is why the cards were included in this article.
The cards examined:
The Volari V8 comes with a nice cooling system which covers both the core and the memory. Though the cooling system may look a bit big, it actually is quite thin.
Deltachrome S8 Specifications:
If you look closely, you will see that both cards have very similar specs : clock speeds, memory bandwith, etc. That said, there are some points which strike out, such as XGI's TV-Out being able to output in high definition. Of course, both cards feature the usual DVI Connector, TV/Out, and VGA connector.
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