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Old 08-23-04, 12:26 AM   #52
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Default Re: X800 vs 6800 = Voodoo3 vs TNT2

Originally Posted by steeda
Microsoft is making the Xbox 2 chip using a customer micro-kernel engine designed by ATI. ATI will not be providing Microsoft silicon. There is a big misconception out there that ati is supplying "R500" chips for Xbox 2. Voodoo5 6000 was also not "amazing technology". It used 4 VSA 100's. It was, literally, 2 V5 5500's slapped together.
My story was tongue in cheek, but to make a point. The 6000 was going to be crankingly fast with AA which, to your average gamer, is "amazing technology".

I haven't been following the ATI XBox stuff at all, other than the headlines. I assume NVidia is out of the picture because of the 're-pricing' MS did to NVidia? Let's hope they don't try to screw ATI over, because having ATI and NVidia duking it out can only be good for the consumer.
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