Originally Posted by anzak
I was under the impression that the Xbox2 would be running the R420 chip?
The only reason that the XBox 2 is going ATi is because the Gamecube used it. You have seen what kind of graphics quality the gamecube can produce, not to mention no slowdown. The gamecube's GPU was based on the VE as well, only optimized better. Having said that, the gamecube was just a blunder. I'm amazed that it's still selling. slowly, but it's selling.