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2004 • Radeon X700: The Xs Appear

25 Years Of Graphics History: A Farewell To ATI, In Pictures
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2004 • Radeon X700: The Xs Appear

2004 • Radeon X700: The Xs Appear

ATI created a whole new volume upper-mid segment model with the X700. Though affordably priced, the Shader Model 2.0b design restriction negatively impacted its competition with Nvidia's GeForce 6-series. The Nvidia cards offered more 3D effects with the help of Shader Model 3.0, and, to make things even more interesting, resourceful users could quite effortlessly unlock the GeForce 6600 card to a GeFore 6800 (at least initially).

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