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  ATI's X1000 series, an Ouija board outbreak? 
  Oct 05, 2005, 10:00am EDT 
 
By: Sander Sassen

Just two short weeks ago we were the first ever to publish detailed benchmark results for ATI's R520 architecture. We were met by a media onslaught from ATI with the message being that the results published must've come from an Ouija board and do not represent what the new graphic cards are capable of. They subsequently attempted to discredit me and despite my rebuttal (which took the ground from under every single one of their claims) many enthusiasts and many online publications bought into their scheme. Today my scores are for the most part vindicated, hence I ask you now; who’s been open, honest and frank about this from the get go? But more importantly, who continued to play fair game and decided not to join ATI in their game of smear tactics?

In a number of articles we've discussed in detail the features and performance of ATI's new architecture and have given our readers a closer look at what to expect. Many of you did not question our numbers, or the details given, but many others started to slander and discredit me in their forums, or prominently on their website. For example, Kyle Bennett was particularly outspoken and supportive of ATI and pretty much looks like a fool now; he apparently is 'ATI's bitch', as he so eloquently put it himself. Below are links to the articles we've written about ATI's R520 architecture, CrossFire and other issues concerning ATI. These articles were said to be false and have now been vindicated.

ATI's R520 architecture, the new king of the hill?
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/article/1813/
Friday, September 16, 2005 09:30 AM EDT
ATI is about to introduce their next generation graphics card based on the R520 architecture which will be launched as the Radeon X1800 series of cards. We put it up against the capable GeForce 6800 and 7800 series to see how it performs.

Slander Sander? A reply to ATI
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/article/1814/
Monday, September 19, 2005 07:30 AM EDT
The past few days saw lots of debate about the benchmarks we've posted. ATI's Andrzej Bania made a post in the Beyond3D forums informing the public, here's our reply.

ATI's Radeon X1000 series, what to expect?
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/article/1817/
Friday, September 30, 2005 07:30 AM EDT
The Radeon X1000 series will be introduced next week, featuring the X1800, X1600 and X1300 graphic cards. We take a first look at the new architecture and these new graphic cards, including pictures, pricing and availability.

ATI texture filtering quality? Shimmer this!
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/columns/article/1812/
Thursday, September 08, 2005 09:30 AM EDT
Image quality issues are often topic of much debate, NVIDIA's new graphics cards were plagued by a texture filtering issue, that now also seems to affect ATI products.

ATI revenue report, paper launches take their toll?
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/columns/article/1805/
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 07:30 AM EDT
ATI's revenue report came as a surpise to most of us, as for the first time they reported a net loss for the third quarter, has ATI fallen victim to its own marketing tactics?

ATI's MultiVPU solution, don't get caught in the crossfire?
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/columns/article/1799/
Monday, May 30, 2005 07:30 AM EDT
ATI's MultiVPU solution dubbed Crossfire will see its official debut tomorrow, but has it been worth the wait and how does it compare to NVIDIA's?

Thanks to all of you that continued to support me and what Hardware Analysis stands for. We'll continue to bring you news, reviews, editorials and columns true to our usual no holds barred approach. For those of you that felt the need to join ATI in their smear campaign, you know who you are, you bet on the wrong horse here, and the horse bit you on the behind.

Sander Sassen

 

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