View Full Version : ATI: what's Charisma got vs Hyper-Z?

04-20-2002, 04:08 AM
So can anyone tell me what the Radeon 7000 is missing compared to the Radeon Mac Edition? The RME has Charisma engine, while the R7000 has Hyper-Z memory technology, which is acknowledged by ATI too be slower than Charisma on games.

Why would I want an R8500 or RME over the R7000? I'm interested in specifics, such as benchmarks or performance metrics, not qualitative statements like "faster," or "better." How much does this fat dog weigh?


Everything seems like overkill until you get used to it. - Ironmac

04-28-2002, 12:32 PM
This page http://www.insidemacgames.com/hardware/ sports several ATI video card reviews and previews. The ATI Radeon 7000 review includes a comparison to the Radeon PCI. k

04-28-2002, 06:32 PM
Thanks for th URL.