Originally Posted by DELL-Machina
I cannot approve that test since it was done on such odd terms. From what ive seen the 5700 has an edge over the 9600xt at least by desktop counter parts every reviewer so far notices performance gaps in the 9600xts favor unless AA and AF is turned up all the way then the 9600xt is the clear winner and just to clarify the 5700 Vanilla is the 5700 go and the 9600xt clocked down is the M11
What I found of interest about Extremetech's test was that they ran the Nvidia card at full strength, while clocking down the ATI to its minimum...and the ATI still outperformed the Nvidia in the vast majority of tests. However, I do agree that it would be nice to have the OpenGL support offered by Nvidia.
I really don't care which card performs best. My question is will the 8600 be able to be upgraded to these new cards?