The Stratix and Stratix II architecture provides outstanding performance for the high performance design segment, providing clear performance leadership. Our benchmark results show that Stratix devices are on average 1.9% faster than Virtex-II Pro (effectively at parity). Designers needing higher performance than Stratix devices provide can take advantage of the 90-nm based Stratix II devices that deliver an average of 50% higher performance than Stratix devices. This white paper provides the complete benchmark data and a detailed architectural analysis to demonstrate Stratix performance benefits.