Until now, there were no graphics cards positioned as an about $100 solution that would fully support DirectX 8.1. The arrival of RADEON 9000 / 9000 PRO is a kind of small revolution: if we sum up its performance, functionality and graphics quality, its competitors from the same price group, namely GeForce4 MX and SiS Xabre, will never be able to come even close to that. So, the most dangerous rivals of RADEON 9000 / 9000 PRO based graphics cards for now are the cards based on "fully fledged", but out-dated chips, which got cheaper with the time. I am talking about NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti200 and ATI RADEON 8500 / 8500 LE. But they're going to leave the market in the near future and give way to the newcomers. And the best of the newcomers for today is ATI RADEON 9000 / 9000 PRO.
Review Link : X-bix Labs