Originally posted by Uttar
AFAIK, the R300 doesn't support INT16. Could be wrong, though.
The R300 is all about massive FP24 performance.
B3D said it could use INT16 when they did their technical comparison of a gfFX vs r9700. some of that info about the gfFX is probably wrong, as more things became known later, but the r9700 info should be correct.