need to find out if the (gigabyte) x700 pro 128mb (don't ask me how that happened since gigabyte website only says there is a 256 mb pro version and no 128mb version) is comparable to anything in the new ATI lineup. would it beat any product in the X1xx series?
If anything the X700Pro is closer to the vanilla X1600 IMO (the X1600XT clobers it though), but I do agree with where you put the GF6600GT for the X700P. But be sure to check the AA+AF rewsults, like in BF2 where the X700P outperforms the GF6600GT throughout the resolutions;
It's not too bad performance wise, but it is priced way above a 6200 (USA anyway). Street prices put the X1300 and GF6600 both at about $100 for us(same as a X700pro), which is only a few dollars under the higher clocked X1300 pro. Maybe if there were 128MB models they would be cheaper, but I have only seen 256MB ones for sale. If it were priced = to a 6200, that would be a nice budget card.
Hey Cleeve, I don't really follow these budget cards, but I was just thinking. X300 was meant to compete with GF6200 right? So X1300 would be meant for GF7200, which so far NV is just using the 6600 line to fill this spot. Anyway, maybe I am off, but that just seemed to stop and make me think for a bit.