ATI Radeon X700 XT

The technical specifications of the X700 XT:

  • 8 Pixel Pipelines
  • 6 Vertex Pipelines
  • Memory Bus Width: 128 bit
  • Memory Configuration: 128MB GDDR3
  • Core Frequency: 475 MHz
  • Memory Frequency: 525 MHz (1050 DDR)
  • DirectX 9.0b
  • 24 bit Floating Point Precision
  • Price: $199 (128MB)

    PC configuration:
    CPU Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz
    FSB 200MHz
    Motherboard Intel D876 PBZ
    Memory 4x Corsair CMX256A-3200LL DDR, 1024MB
    HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 120GB S-ATA (8MB)
    DVD Hitachi GD-7000
    LAN Netgear FA-312
    Power Supply Antec True Control 550W

    News from September: Two weeks ago, NVIDIA pulled the wraps off of the GeForce 6600 GT, a $199 product that offers performance superior to last month's $299 graphics cards, causing us to proclaim the thing "freaking awesome." Today, ATI responds with the launch of its own new mid-range GPU, the Radeon X700 XT. Derived from the Radeon X800, the X700 series offers all the fancy-schmancy new features of its big brother, including improved pixel shaders and a revamped memory controller. How does the Radeon X700 XT stack up against the GeForce 6600 GT?