Gamecenter heeft een review gepubliceerd over de nieuwste Ati Videokaart: de Radeon. Deze kaart kan de concurrentie met de GF2 en de VooDoo5 kaarten prima aan. Het geteste exemplaar is een 64MB DDR versie welke ook voorzien is van de nodige TV in en uitgangen. Ook Gamecenter concludeert dat de beeldkwaliteit mooier is op hoge detail niveaus dan de beeldkwaliteit van de GF2. Wat vinden zij de nadelen van deze kaart:
Other than its shaky low-res performance, there are few problems with the Radeon 64MB DDR. The hardest to swallow is its cost: at a list price of $399, gamers may want to look at the 32MB DDR version ($279) or even the upcoming 32MB SDR (single data rate) Radeon, which will retail for half the price of the one reviewed here. It probably won't be as fast, but the difference in performance shouldn't be proportional to the difference in price.
Radical technologies such as HyperZ aren't always as compatible as set standards, but in all our testing we only saw one minor glitch--and it wasn't even in a retail game. While playing the Q3A-based Star Trek: Voyager--Elite Force demo, we saw a few instances in which distant objects would show through closer walls in a jagged car crash of errant polygons. The effect only appeared in two areas, and in both cases it vanished as we moved closer to the afflicted objects.
Not surprisingly, we've seen reports of minor AGP incompatibilities with Via's popular KX133 Athlon chipset. A hasty driver revision is planned to fix this--it may even be out by the time this article is posted.
[break]Hier is de conclusie van Gamecenter:[/break] We never thought we'd catch ourselves typing this: ATI has released one of the most powerful and future-proof graphics cards we've seen to date. The Radeon 64MB DDR smokes the Voodoo5 5500 good and it even gives the mighty GeForce2 GTS a serious challenge. When DirectX 8.0 is released and developers start to utilize the features of the Radeon (some, in fact, already are), it's likely that this chipset will become the darling of the gaming industry--if it isn't already.