ATI's New Radeon X850 and X800 Lines: A Smorgasbord of GPUsby Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on December 1, 2004 9:41 AM EST
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Without AA and AF enabled, the GeForce 6800 Ultra and Radeon X850 XT PE are in a dead heat. The X850 XT and trail these two, with the 6800 GT performing the same as the former top end X800 XT.
In looking at 4xAA and 8xAF numbers, and the playing field changes a bit. ATI's new top end cards outperform NVIDIA's offering by a good margin. The older X800 XT does hold about a 3% lead over the 6800 Ultra as well, but the X850 line seals the deal. The 6800 GT does a better job of keeping up with its price range, outperforming our X850 Pro numbers and doing as well as the X800 XL.