Tuesday, April 24th 2007

ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT Performance Benchmarks

The title speaks for itself. DailyTech has managed to run through some benchmarks with the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB graphics card. The tests were conducted on an Intel D975XBX2 BadAxe2, Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 and 2x1GB DDR2-800 MHz. The operating system on the test system was Windows XP, with a fresh install before benchmarking each card. Testing of the AMD ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT was performed using the 8.361 Catalyst RC4 drivers, while the GeForce 8800 GTS used ForceWare 158.19 drivers. All game tests were run with the maximum detail settings at resolutions of 1280x1024.

The ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT is expected to be widely available in mid-May, with a suggested retail price of $499.Source: DailyTech
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94 Comments on ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT Performance Benchmarks

#1
EastCoasthandle
by: Gian-Pa
why not comparing with a 8800 GTX? afraid of bad results?
you don't compare a hd 2900xt with a 8800GTX when you know good and well HD 2600XTX exists.
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#2
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
True, its not meant to compete against the GTX (hell the 640MB version has 128MB more of GDDR3 memory and probably 128Bit more memory ring bus (384bit versus 256bit) and yet it still gets trumped by the card. Id love to see this card go against the GTX though, just from a pure my card can kick your cards ass standpoint (even though Im willing to bet the 8800GTX will put a small hurting on it.)
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#3
mandelore
by: Gian-Pa
why not comparing with a 8800 GTX? afraid of bad results?
is the gtx the equivelent of the xtx? if so thats why, coz its just an xt

oh, didnt read page2, doh
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#4
devguy
by: Gian-Pa
why not comparing with a 8800 GTX? afraid of bad results?
I think the hd 2900 xt is supposed to compete with the 8800gts and the xtx is supposed to compete with the gtx/ultra.

Purely guessing, though.

nvm, someone already posted before me.
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#5
RickyG512
man by da time DX 10 games come out nvidia will have its next gen cards, and ati will be working on there new ones
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Love your quote ricky ::haha::
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#7
TooFast
I'm sure the x2900xtx (ddr4) will beat the gtx/ultra by 10-25%. I'll wait for that to come out.:toast:
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#8
ktr
Isnt there a dual gpu r600?
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#9
mandelore
by: ktr
Isnt there a dual gpu r600?
yeah its the 2900 x2 or summit like that
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#10
Chewy
yeah Im considering the 2900xtx2 its going to be the same price as a 2900xtx.. the xtx has higher clocks on both ram and core.. I'm looking for a top end single pci-e solution.. I may get a 2900xt nexted month instead of waiting around though.. atm I have nothing =-S need to flash my card back.
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#11
Darkrealms
Thats pretty good results, especially with lower ram (hopefully an indicator of the ddr4 power over ddr3).
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#12
RickyG512
by: WarEagleAU
Love your quote ricky ::haha::
which quote i didnt qoute anyone else or did u mean my comment lol
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#13
mandelore
by: Chewy
yeah Im considering the 2900xtx2 its going to be the same price as a 2900xtx.. the xtx has higher clocks on both ram and core.. I'm looking for a top end single pci-e solution.. I may get a 2900xt nexted month instead of waiting around though.. atm I have nothing =-S need to flash my card back.
not sure wot im gonna do, want to have a dual card solution, but lol.. i have zero money atm. :cry: and ill need to get a new mobo, new processor, new ram, and an extra sata hdd for a raid config.. Im gonna b screwed if i put it on my credit card, so thats not an option.

I could always whore myself out, or sell a kidney, but maybe thats extreme, anyways, my fiancee may object to the whoring out part.. :laugh:
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#14
mandelore
wait a minute, 47.9 fps with max setting in oblivion at just 1280x1024????


I run it at 1920x1200 and get that fps and more? with HDR and AA enabled.. that cant be right?

Edit: wait, nm, I didnt have interior shadows to max, that makes a fair difference, and i have some tweaks on it apart from god knows how many mods
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#15
jpierce55
by: jocksteeluk
no doubt when these new AMD cards are released the Nvidia will release another new card pushing these 8800 cards into the middle order of its products.

value for money > performance but who says you cant have both.
Maybe Nvidia will but read that is just the XT, there is also an XTX coming at the release.

The price is what seems promising, some price war stuff would be good for the consumer and it sure beats the price off of BFG's 8800's
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#16
HaZe303
Wow what a chocker... A new GFX card beats an 6 months old card in benchmarks... Im truely chocked... And it does it barely...? Is this really the monster we were waiting for?? Im really disapointed... I was expecting much more from ATI. And yes i know this isnt the 1gb XTX, but still!
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#17
mandelore
by: HaZe303
Wow what a chocker... A new GFX card beats an 6 months old card in benchmarks... Im truely chocked... And it does it barely...? Is this really the monster we were waiting for?? Im really disapointed... I was expecting much more from ATI. And yes i know this isnt the 1gb XTX, but still!
6month old card thats "just" getting ok drivers, against a card that will surely have better driver support on initial release
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#18
Tatty_One
by: jocksteeluk
no doubt when these new AMD cards are released the Nvidia will release another new card pushing these 8800 cards into the middle order of its products.

value for money > performance but who says you cant have both.
They already have one......just sat there waiting (supposidly according to reports), a 8900GTX/GTS, the 8800 series is actually a cut down disabled 8900GTX apparently, there are a couple of threads in here on the very subject. I can't remember what the shader count etc was but I do recall doing a little maths when reading it that based on the additional shaders etc etc it should come in roughly 30-40% faster than the 8800GTX but thats was just a personal guesstimate, you know what these spurious news sorces can be like.
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#20
wazzledoozle
$500? An 8800GTS can be had for <$300 right now, $250 after rebates.
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#21
ghost101
by: wazzledoozle
$500? An 8800GTS can be had for <$300 right now, $250 after rebates.
A 640MB 8800GTS for $300? Where?

The ones i can see are ~$400.
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#22
wazzledoozle
by: ghost101
A 640MB 8800GTS for $300? Where?
320mb, because at 1280x1024, there wont be a difference.
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#23
ghost101
by: wazzledoozle
320mb, because at 1280x1024, there wont be a difference.
Only reason they are testing at 1280x1024 is because they didnt have a higher resolution monitor at hand. This card isnt exactly for people that game at those resolutions.

Basically, this isnt ATIs answer to the 320mb 8800gts.
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#24
wazzledoozle
by: ghost101
Only reason they are testing at 1280x1024 is because they didnt have a higher resolution monitor at hand. This card isnt exactly for people that game at those resolutions.
640mb for $325
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#25
ghost101
by: wazzledoozle
640mb for $325
Thats not the point. You dont know what price ATI cards will reach with rebates and maturity in the market. Only thing you can say is that it is supposed to compete with the 8800gts with an MSRP of $450.

The price of the ATI card hasnt been mentioned, but it is inferred that it will have a similar MSRP. If newegg wants to sell the item at $100, they can go right ahead.
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