Though they're designed to run at different clock speeds, the HardOCP has whipped up an interesting comparison of ATI's Radeon 9700 and 9800 Pro running at the same clock speed. Though the new chip's clock-for-clock performance isn't vastly superior to the R300 in current applications, even with anisotropic filtering and antialiasing enabled, the Radeon 9800 Pro's shader performance looks to be much improved over its predecessor.
Of course, the Radeon 9800 Pro's higher clock speeds make it the faster card in the end, but it looks like its performance advantage over the Radeon 9700 Pro may widen as new applications take advantage of more advanced DirectX 9-class shaders.
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