Company: ATI Technologies
Authour: Alex 'Morgoth Bauglir' Voicu
Editor: Charles 'Lupine' Oliver
Date: April 4th, 2008
This review is fairly late - at least by today's standards of having a whole slew of benchmarks and a full evaluation ready for every new architecture the second the NDAs are lifted. Whilst there are a number of reasons for that, no one can change the above truth, so we'll have to point out some of the advantages of being late...lest our readership goes to light the torches and sharpen the pitchforks.
First and foremost, the extra time helps in bringing out a better rounded product, exploring all the nooks and crannies that might get skipped under the pressure of releasing an article as soon as possible. Asides from that, the reviewer can get better acquainted with the product under review and see how much he likes it in day to day activities. Finally, since we've gotten the politically correct explanations out of the bag, it's time to introduce the real advantage: the controversy created by the early reviews tends to show the path the investigation should take and what should be a priority. In our case, the recent noise about how "healthy" benchmarking should be conducted has generated a number of fresh ideas.
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