ATI has recently released the Radeon X1800 GTO, which is a 12 pipe card (8 vertex pipes) based off the same R520 core found on the X1800XT processors. The clocks are rated 500/500MHz and the suggested retail price is set at $249. Come take a look at see if ATI's more expensive solution is a threat to the GeForce 7600GT.
Though most of our testing showed the X1800 GTO ahead of the overclocked 7600GT, we would only expect that since the ATI card is $50 more expensive. With specifications so close to the X1800XL the GTO performed nearly as well, which is to say it is very fast for a mid-range product. When it comes to Anti-Aliasing results the X1800 GTO will almost always show better performance and scaling due to the 256-bit bus vs. 128-bit on the Nvidia card.
Article Title: ATI Radeon X1800 GTO Video Card Review