Monday, May 7th 2007

More HD 2900XT Cards Spotted and Priced

The blokes from TechOne | HDTV got hold of a picture of an HD 2900XT card from Sapphire. The interesting part of this board is the cooling unit, which is obviously different from the reference design we have seen earlier. It features three heatpipes and the blades of the radial blower are bigger than on the reference design which usually should lead to a lower overall noise.
Meanwhile some German shops began listing ASUS and Sapphire HD 2900XT cards but the shops took the offers down for some unknown reasons. Though I missed to make a screenshot when I first came across the online shop grafikkartenpower.de which still has a 2900XT category, I remember the price which was 365.90 Euro. Furthermore the European pricegrabbing machine Geizhals.at still has the speeds of GPU and memory online, 757MHz respectively 828MHz (1656MHz effectively). At the moment this information is still to be taken with a grain of salt though until the world wide NDA is lifted on May 14th.

Sources: Sapphire picture at TechOne | HDTV | ASUS HD 2900XT at Geizhals.at | Sapphire HD 2900XT at Geizhals.at
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24 Comments on More HD 2900XT Cards Spotted and Priced

#1
blobster21
nice. now require 3 power connectors in order to work properly : 1 Pci-e 8pins, 1pci-e 6pins, and an extra 4pins molex plug for the HS. all that said, i wait impatiently the day Nvidia & ATI while offer gaming solutions with realistic power consumption, cos right now it's insane !
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#3
Fusion
Look at the size of those heatpipes. There fucking massive
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#4
hv43082
More anticipation build up...
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#5
Judas
Nice... all we need now, is some DX10 software...If the price is right i might try one :)
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#6
RickyG512
when AMD 754 64bit cpus came out in like 2003, we were all like with in 2 years everything and all games will be 64 bit, when dual core came out in like 2005 i think it was we was all like with in a year everything and all games will be dual core compatible, same goes for DX 10 and widescreen support

today all games should be 64 bit, dual core, dx10 and widescreen compatible but they are not, ok maybe we can leave out dx10 coz its still quite new, but the other factors should all have been standered since early 2006 and 64 should be standered since like 2005
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#7
Chewy
nice, I dont see the 4pin pci-e though. Saphire looks like it has a better heatsink than HIS :S
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#8
regan1985
by: RickyG512
when AMD 754 64bit cpus came out in like 2003, we were all like with in 2 years everything and all games will be 64 bit, when dual core came out in like 2005 i think it was we was all like with in a year everything and all games will be dual core compatible, same goes for DX 10 and widescreen support

today all games should be 64 bit, dual core, dx10 and widescreen compatible but they are not, ok maybe we can leave out dx10 coz its still quite new, but the other factors should all have been standered since early 2006 and 64 should be standered since like 2005
agree 100percent!!!

and this is why the ps3 and 360 are far more visualy advanced!! the hardware may not be asgood as the pc, but when you play the graphics is far better!!!! software on pc is way way way behind!!!
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#9
pt
not a suicide-bomber
i want some hd 2600 pics and stuff :)
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#10
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Waiting to see how great this will really be...
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#11
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
IF I have the money for one of these puppies ($400.00) you better believe Ill be buying one of these. More than likely a bios flash or something will allow us to unlock these to xtx. If not, I wont be complaining.
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#14
RickyG512
theres 2 more cards above that one thou isnt there like xtx and some one there one
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#15
Lt_JWS
Im starting to wonder about the performance of these beast.... with 320 unified shaders it should PWN the 8800series..... but benches aren't showing us that :(
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#16
LiNKiN
Staff
Soon it will be time to celebrate!!!!! :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast:
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#17
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
thats because it works differently that Nvidias stream processors. Theres a thread on it in here that Damulta posted, check that out.
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#18
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
by: pt
i want some hd 2600 pics and stuff :)
me too :)
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#20
i_am_mustang_man
i just wanted to say that the price is not outrageous, and that's awesome!
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#21
strick94u
I heard that the new 2900xtxex will use direct electron sub particals.It will also have room for a six pack of beer in its cooler and during intensive game play will spray cheese wiz directly in your mouth. I can't wait it's going to so pawn the nvidia 9900 gtxtxII :roll: all for the same price as a 1650 xt


ATI/AMD 4ever
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#22
Protius
^ the spray cheese wins it for me
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#23
Steevo
That white stuff isn't spray cheeze.



Close though.
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#24
Casheti
Damn you can tell that thing is packin'.
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