Na alle benchmarks (Video2000) en kritische blikken van Anandtech blijkt de ATi Radeon alle anderen ver achter zich te laten, en komt dus als onbetwiste winnaar uit de bus:
ATI has shown once again that it is the king of the video world, in terms of features, quality and performance, the Radeon is the mark that 3dfx, Matrox and NVIDIA should aim for. For the first time since the 3D revolution took off, ATI doesn't only have to tout their video features, but they can also boast some very high performing gaming frame rates as well. If ATI can successfully follow up the Radeon's release with another hard hitting product, while continuing to improve on their drivers, NVIDIA could begin to feel some serious heat from the company that just a year ago we would've never expected to have come this far.
[...] What will the future bring us? As CPUs continue to increase in power, hardware assisted MPEG-2/DVD decoding will become less of an issue, and serious multitasking while playing DVDs will become more commonplace. However, what is currently a very CPU intensive task is decoding MPEG-4 video. What will really be a benefit as time goes on will be hardware assisted MPEG-4 decoding, as even today's mainstream processors aren't too happy decoding these complex streams.
yam'ha wordt bedankt voor zijn tip.