Excerpt: ATI Technologies Inc., www.ati.com $399 (estimated for board) Solid performer Doesn't support Shader Model 3.0 Frame rates at this resolution are very playable, so if you can't bring yourself to part with and additional $100 to get the high-end XT version, the Radeon X800 Pro still gets you a lot of...
ATI Radeon X800 Pro and XT Platinum Edition: R420 Arrives
31 December 2008
Conclusion: I don't think anyone thought the race would be this close after what has been going on over the past couple years with ATI and NVIDIA. Clearly, both camps have had their wins and losses, but it is safe to say that ATI comes out on top when it comes to DX9 and PS 2.0 performance, NVIDIA leads the way...
Summary: With Doom3 now upon us I know there are a lot of people out there looking to upgrade video hardware. The X800 Pro is the most affordable of the next generation cards and will run the game in full detail on a PC with a processor of 3GHZ or more.
Pros: Super fast graphics performance twice that of the last series of cards, Awesome looking graphics board will make you the envy of all your friends, If you are looking for a Doom3 card you are looking in the right place, HDTV cable included, 6xAA and 16X Anisotropy finally achievable in today's gam...
Cons: No games in the bundle, not even a Half Life 2 coupon, Quite pricy at $399 but you do get what you pay for
Conclusion: Just when we thought NVIDIA’s GeForce 6800 Ultra was the new king of the hill, ATI comes back and reclaims the performance crown in many popular benchmarks, including next generation titles such as Far Cry.
Conclusion: ** Updated as of February 14th, 2005 ** We have temporarily withdrawn our awards for this shootout as we have just received further information from certain manufacturers that the products sent to us for review, might not represent the retail versions.