"ATI stripped down the Radeon VE a considerable amount. All previous Radeon's have the same core but ATI has made some changes to the VE core. All other Radeon cores have two rendering pipelines, ATI has only given the VE core one. The other cards can do 6 texels per second this one can only do 3. ATI has also cut down the memory bus on the VE core to 64 bits. The VE comes with DDR memory so that is equivalent to 128-bit SDR Ram, which is what most GeForce2 MX's come with, and a few GF2 MX's come with a similar 64 bit DDR bus."
FULL STORY @ IANAG (http://www.ianag.com/cgi-bin/reviews.cgi?name=radeonve)