- GeForce 6600GT and ATI X700 comparison tests
NVIDIA have been very much in "Bully" mode over the past few days since ATI released their X700 series of graphics cards. Several issues on X700 have been brought to light by a number of reviews published since launch such as Overheating, Loud Fan, Driver Bugs, Supply Issues and Quality Issues, all of which NVIDIA are finding as a perfect opportunity to hit where it hurts most, rounding up various website claims and benchmarking results then detailing why their direct competitor (the 6600 series) is clearly the better choice. A nasty but not unsurprising act from the NV giants.
In their reviews of the X700, the press noted the following problems: Overheating, Loud Fan, Driver Bugs, Supply Issues and Quality Issues. Even given the fact that ATI pushed the X700 beyond its limits, the GeForce 6600GT still overwhelmingly beat the X700 XT and the X700 PRO in Performance Benchmarks run by the press. A tally of these press benchmarks is presented in the attachment. The results speak for themselves.
The GeForce 6600 GT is clearly the graphics card of choice. Besides its price/performance leadership, it offers what the X700 cannot:
- 100% PCI Express Compliance
- Shader Model 3.0
- SLI-Multi GPU: The "MUST HAVE" feature for PCI Express Graphics
And, the GeForce 6600 GT is available TODAY!
The heat's since turned up a notch with ATI responding to NVIDIA's criticizing materials, denying the problems with PCI Express compatibility and certifications on their X700 line of cards. You can get the full scoop over at XBit Labs.
ATI Technologies Friday issued a statement denying any problems with PCI Express compatibility and certifications, as the main rival NVIDIA had presumably rolled-out a document that condemns the recently announced ATI RADEON X700 technology.
A high-ranking executive of an NVIDIA add-in-card partner has send a number of documents that criticize ATI's RADEON X700 and praise NVIDIA's GeForce 6600 technology to media, including X-bit labs web-site. The documents were marked as copyright by NVIDIA Corp., the authors of the documents are people named "ahwang" and "rcajnar". The X700-related white-paper in PDF format was created on the 20th of September, 2004, a day before ATI's RADEON X700 XT reviews hit the web.
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