Although preliminary testing
proved that ATI
's R600 architecture
wasn't messing around, DailyTech added another layer of proof to the pudding as it benchmarked
a bonafide Radeon HD 2900 XT against NVIDIA
's 640MB GeForce 8800 GTS
. The DirectX 10-capable card is a notch above the HD 2600 XT
that was snapped in the wild, and the tested unit featured 320 stream processors, 512MB of GDDR3 RAM, a dual-slot "blower-type heat sink," dual dual-link DVI ports, and a serious desire to crank out impressive FPS numbers. While the marks weren't the end-all answer to the ATI vs. NVIDIA question, the Radeon managed to best its opponent in every single trial, including Call of Duty 2, Company of Heroes, F.E.A.R., Oblivion, 3DMark06, Maya 02, Cadalyst C2006, and a few more for good measure. Of course, we're sure NVIDIA will be hitting back with something of its own, but feel free to hit the read link if you take pleasure in graphical beat downs with ATI escaping victorious.