By Kyle van www.hardOCP.com
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</div><div class=b4>Dear colleagues, After being harshly criticized by a few webzines and ATI sending mails to everyone claiming we obtained the board "without ATI PR's authorization" and our numbers are "inaccurate", we'd like to answer a few allegiations:
(1) As ATI has not released any boards for testing, your testing was done on a board obtained through irregular channels. CHIP Germany: To our knowledge ATI has released NO FINAL cards so far, true. If ATI considers its own German branch as an "irregular channel", well - to be honest - we don't know how to comment this. We didn't buy the card on a flea-market...
(2) The version you tested (A11) is at least two versions behind the RADEON that will ship. CHIP Germany: No objections at all. We always made clear we used a prototpye board: We used the word "prototype" more then 10 times in a four page article - including the headline.
(3) The shipping RADEON will have higher clock speeds and far more mature drivers. CHIP Germany: No objections again. We mentioned this over and over again throughout the article: "We would like to point out here that the 3D performance of the retail version is highly likely to improve significantly with then mature drivers." and concluded "...if you consider a 12 percent faster core- and RAM-frequency AND ongoing driver optimizations, the Radeon is definitely a threat to both NVidia and, even more, to 3dfx."
(4) The board and tests used by Chip Online Review have no validity. CHIP Germany: Well, we are surprised by this remark. Prototype testing is quite common in today's IT journalism. If tests of prototype stuff in general are "valid", should be left to the opinion of the reader. We are confident our results are all right (we tested in the presence of an ATI representative!!!). </div><div class=b1>
En zoals Kyle het stelt:
</div><div class=b4>The way I see it, as long as WE understand that this is NOT the final version of the card and it MAY NOT represent the card that will be made for purchase later this year, then it is all good...</div><div class=b1>
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