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I don't see why you are surprised. The 7600 series is equilvant in performance to the 6800 series (of course depending on which flavor of the card XT, GT, Ultra, etc.) So XFX is just doing their job.
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If it was a vanilla, you didn't get a performance upgrade, but many other features such as better video encoding and lower power usage.
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Except clock speed....which helps boost the 3DMark05 score by over 2000
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I'm sorry but those specs are completely different. They're like 2 completely different cards.

6800 uses 256 bit memory bus
7600 uses 128 bit

6800 core 325 memory 700
7600 core 560 memory 1400

6800 6 vertex pipelines
7600 5 vertex pipelines

Shader Operations:3900 vs 6720 Operations/sec
Pixel Fill Rate:2600 vs 4480 MPixels/sec
Texture Fill Rate:3900 vs 6720 MTexels/sec
Vertex Operations:487.5 vs 700 MVertices/sec

I've owned both cards and the performance is very similar. Most game benchmarks also put them in the same league as one another. But the 7600 always comes out on top. It's just too bad the 7600 didn't get a 256 bit bus, 'cause it'd really fly then.
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