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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NVIDIA's GeForce 6800 Ultra manages to keep up with the $500 ATI card, but not the $50 more expensive Radeon X850 XT Platinum Edition. On the midrange side, the 6800 GT puts in better numbers than both the X800 XL and X850 Pro, and comes in just under the previous top of the line X800 XT.
Overall, ATI has had a really strong showing from their new high end and midrange parts, but as much competition as the X800 XL gives the 6800 GT, there really is a gap in the Radeon line up between the $350 price point and the $500 price point, and the current setup on the X850 Pro just isn't going to cut it.