Preview: ATI's Radeon X700 XT@ 2004/09/21
Snip: "Vertex shader performance is class-leading, on-chip video decode is class-leading, pixel shader performance is very strong, and apart from a few hiccoughs with a couple of tests, overall performance was very strong. In our mix of mainly theoretical tests, it doesn't oust the 6600 GT in terms of overall performance, but neither does it yeild. ATI fixed the X700 XT's clocks at the very last minute, and it shows. Also, ATI once again feed a GPU with just the right amount of bandwidth (you need to scale both core and memory together for meaningful performance jumps), judging things very well."