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 performance.
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. Consider the resolutions this card is capable of running in and the fact that 6X AA and 16X Anisotropy are fully usable in most of the games we tested at 1280x1024 resolution. You are getting a amazing value for your money here.
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 games, Overdrive mode gets that last extra bit of juice out of your card
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. This news must have come as a stunning surprise to NVIDIA, who have quickly whipped up an overclocked GeForce 6800 Ultra part to try and keep up, but even NVIDIA’s overclocked 6800 Ultra Extreme part falls short of ATI’s impressive clock frequencies.
ATI Radeon X800 Pro and XT Platinum Edition: R420 Arrives
4 May 2004
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 in OpenGL performance, and NV40 and R420 split the difference when it comes to DX8 (and older) style games.
Conclusion: ** Updated as of February 14th, 2005 ** We have temporarily withdrawn our awards for this shootout as we have just received further information from certain manufacturers that the products sent to us for review, might not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. Due to this discrepancy, we are now in the process of gathering the correct versions and retesting them to give our readers a fair outcome.
Conclusion: Page 4 : ATI Radeon X800 Pro og XT PE (R420)Så har vi endelig fået kort bygget over ATI’s nye R420 chip til test. Der er tale om Radeon X800 Pro og Radeon X800 XT PE. R420 chippen blev annonceret den 5. maj, og umiddelbart lød forventningerne til hvornår vi kunne se de 3 kort: X800 Pro, X800 XT og X800 XT PE i handlen positive, ikke mindst for Pro versionen.