New programmable logic circuits provide an evergrowing set of architectural elements. Advanced FPGAs are not solely made of look-up tables and flip-flops anymore, and today’s logic fabrics are best described as “feature rich.” This trend requires sophisticated algorithms in both synthesis and implementation tools to provide optimal performance and logic utilization by leveraging these new hardware features. This document highlights how the Xilinx Virtex-II family provides 25% better logic utilization compared to Altera’s Stratix device family as a result of fabric features and advanced software algorithms.