Well there you have it, the second revision of the X1900GT is in fact slower than the original. ATI did make an effort to cover up the weaker core of this second revision, which they did by using faster memory. However, the 63MHz slower core was not properly compensated for by the 120MHz faster memory, which resulted in any where from a 3~9% performance loss at 1600x1200. Some of you probably might not think much of this and while it’s not the end of the world, it is more the principal of the thing.
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ATI Radeon X1900GT vs. ATI Radeon X1900GT Rev.2
Posted on Wednesday, Nov 08 2006 @ 04:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck