I like it when rumors jibe with each other, and the latest ATI rumblings seem to go hand in hand with the initial X2900 XTX leak we posted on last month. The difference is this time around the card has been benchmarked. So just as a recap, this is the card that could power those 8-core Macs we've been promised. It has an 800MHz core and a gigabyte of DDR4 memory. The folks at VR-Zone pitted it up against Nvidia's GeForce 8800 GTX and...

the Radeon zoomed by Nvidia's flagship, beating it 9700 to 9500 in 3DMark06. To geek out on how the card was tested, hit the link below. Otherwise all you gotta know is that it's expected to come out mid-April, around the same time as those new Macs. I like it when rumors jibe with each other.


Retail R600XTX Pictured and Benchmarked [VR-Zone via Electronista]