Monday, July 30th 2007

ATI HD 2900 Pro Coming Soon?

According to the guys over at Chilehardware, ATI is preparing the HD 2900 Pro graphics card, which should hit the market in Q4 2007. The new card uses the same R600 core as HD 2900 XT and must fulfil the gap between NVIDIA's 8600GTS and 8800GTS 320MB. The price should be close to USD $200. The main reason to believe that this card is reality is found in a recent beta driver.
"ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO" = ati2mtag_R600, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_9403
Source: Chilehardware
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10 Comments on ATI HD 2900 Pro Coming Soon?

#1
Pinchy
Lets hope it doesnt suck up as much power as the XT :).
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#2
FAXA
Lets hope its as good as the X1950PRO was.
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#3
OnBoard
05-14-2007, 11:57 AM
by: OnBoard
Some-256bit-256MB-memory-on-one-side-low-power-consumption-2800xt could be nice. With single 6pin powerplug of course and 199$ price.
Name a bit wrong, but it was so obvious it was coming :)
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#4
Pinchy
Might be 512-bit, if it uses the same core as the 2900XT :D.

Probably have less shaders/ROPs, or they will put a slightly modded 256-bit core, and call it the "R600 **" :p.
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#5
OnBoard
by: Pinchy
Might be 512-bit, if it uses the same core as the 2900XT :D.

Probably have less shaders/ROPs, or they will put a slightly modded 256-bit core, and call it the "R600 **" :p.
Ah yes, or maybe they save those couple bad shader cores for HD2900gto:s (mod to xt?) :P Just wouldn't want to see memory on the both sides, 512bit needed that, if I'm not mistaken. But HD2900xt might already be near 199$ once I need a DX10 card =)
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#6
devguy
Any clue if this will be on the 65nm processing like the hd 24xx and 26xx series? Either way, this sounds pretty exciting.
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#8
hat
Maximum Overclocker
I speculate it will take one PCI-E 8-pin.
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#9
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
or maybe the bios can be flashed to unlock the hidden pipes, sps, flops, etc.
This is great and would really make me get to (512mb ddr4 )
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