X800XT/X600XT PCI-E performance preview

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  1. kemosabe

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    As expected, no current benefit for gamers with the PCI-E platform. Decent performance improvement for the X600XT over the 9600XT thanks to the memory clock boost. From a business perspective, this was perhaps the most interesting among Brandon's concluding comments:

    "On the high-end, ATI is the only manufacturer shipping PCI Express parts to OEM and SI channels -- every NVIDIA board partner we talked to at Computex mentioned a late summer timeframe for NVIDIA’s GeForce 6800-based PCI Express parts. This fact, coupled with good yields on X800 XT and X800 XT Platinum Edition cores, means that ATI won’t be producing a PCI Express X800 PRO board of their own. ATI must feel that without any competition and good production, there just isn’t any need to hurt their margins by producing their own X800 PRO boards. This is a pretty comfortable position to be in if you’re ATI. Fortunately other board partners will be producing PCI Express X800 PROs, we saw quite a few on display at Computex."
     
  2. Richteralan

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    I'd only expect some performance gain after next generation(NV50).
    Maybe I'm too conservative. :)
     
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    na we wont see anything till a game comes out taht makes use of it. I think the speed both ways will help alot. But it will be awhile
     
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    I wonder if PCI-E advantages with the current generation of games are that it will allow for a higher minimum framerates.
    I would be interested in seeing a showdown measuring minimum frame rates with AGP vs. PCI-E.
     
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    It turned out exactly as expected, but I'm still disappointed with the X600XT. :(
     
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