Sunday, September 16th 2007

HIS Unveils ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro 512MB PCIe

Rumors of Radeon HD 2900 Pro have been going around for a while. Beta drivers also revealed the existence of the card. Now Hightech Information System (HIS) surprisingly started offering ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro based video card. The HIS HD 2900 Pro 512MB GDDR3 VIVO PCIe (PN: H290PR512DVN-R) unveils that HD 2900 Pro will feature the same 320 stream processing R600 GPU and 512-bit memory interface used in all ATI HD 2900 XT graphics cards. The only difference between the two cards will be the clock speeds, 600MHz/1600MHz core/memory for HD 2900 Pro (reference HD 2900 XT clocks: 740MHz/825MHz core/memory). HIS also recommends a price of $249 for the 512MB GDDR3 version of HIS HD 2900 Pro. Link to HIS HD 2900 Pro product page.

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53 Comments on HIS Unveils ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro 512MB PCIe

#1
Weer
ATI looking for an excuse to sell the 2900 XT at a lower price in order to compete with the 8800 GTS 320. This way, they get to keep the 2900 "XT" at it's 400$ price point and this "new" 2900 "Pro" for 250$.

This is where our knowledge of hardware pays off. All the noobs will still buy the 2900 XT, not realizing that the 2900 Pro is the same card which just needs a simple overclock. It's like ATI is saying "You can call our bluff? Here, take the XT for 250$".

Looks like the same case as with the X1900 XT and XTX.
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#2
Ripper3
If the price doesn't change too much, this will be competition for the 8600GTS (the pre-overclocked versions that I've seen have gone up to £150, for that BFG with the new cooler), and for the 8800GTS 320MB (still hovering around the £200 mark in general, but some going to £185-190 IIRC).
If they really do convert it $ to £ properly, and add VAT, it'll still only cost about £150 in the UK, which is a nice price point, as compared above.
If the lower speeds can still pump out performance close to the XT 512MB, but keep temperatures down, this will be one sweet deal.
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#3
Aeon19
Ok but...

Is worst or better than the hd2900xt ?

Which is the nearest in performance?
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#4
BvB123
Thats shit ;)





256 Bit Interface!!!
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#5
Wile E
Power User
by: BvB123
Thats shit ;)





256 Bit Interface!!!
Link to HIS says it's 512bit.


Hmmm, If it is 512bit, I might pick one of these up, and Bios mod it to XT for a Crossfire Setup.

EDIT: Nix that, how much you wanna bet it only has one PCIe power connector.
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#6
Weer
by: Wile E

EDIT: Nix that, how much you wanna bet it only has one PCIe power connector.
Ouch.
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#7
crow1001
by: Weer
Ouch.
If it has only one then your screwed, wont hit anywhere near xt speeds..
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#8
Wile E
Power User
by: crow1001
If it has only one then your screwed, wont hit anywhere near xt speeds..
Unless you're good with a soldering iron. ;)

Nix that nix that, my plan may still be on either way. lol
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#9
Weer
by: Wile E
Unless you're good with a soldering iron. ;)

Nix that nix that, my plan may still be on either way. lol
Wouldn't try that if I were you.

But if you succeed, be sure to post some pics.
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#10
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
by: Ripper3
If the price doesn't change too much, this will be competition for the 8600GTS (the pre-overclocked versions that I've seen have gone up to £150, for that BFG with the new cooler), and for the 8800GTS 320MB (still hovering around the £200 mark in general, but some going to £185-190 IIRC).
If they really do convert it $ to £ properly, and add VAT, it'll still only cost about £150 in the UK, which is a nice price point, as compared above.
If the lower speeds can still pump out performance close to the XT 512MB, but keep temperatures down, this will be one sweet deal.
If you know where to look you can get a 8800GTS 320 for around £150! I am guessing that with the usual "Mark up" manufacvturers get with UK prices in relation to the US, the 2900Pro will probably be about the same price as the 8800GTS 320......we will have to see which is the better deal. I think you will find however that at the time of the Pro's mass release the 8800GTS price will fall a fair bit along with the GTX/Ultra, one to compensate for this but mainly to restructure NVidia's offerings for the release of the 8900 or whatever it's called.
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#11
tkpenalty
holy crap... that pricetag = WIN.
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#12
OnBoard
Interesting, might run quite cool with those clocks and room for over clocking :) Price is nice, but wonder what will they do to will the cap between hd2600xt and this, now that it's faster than thought of? Maybe they bring out a bit damaged cores (once they have plenty) and revive the 800 series with hd2800 after all? (or make a fast hd2650xt one and sell rest of the stock of hd2900xt and then bring out hd2950xt with 65nm and faster speed & better memory).

EDIT: just saw that hd2900gt picture, that's were the "broken" ones go.

Pre-xmas market sounds tempting for a new GPU, a lot to choose from and great prices.
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#13
InfDamarvel
It probably just need a voltage increase and bam u can turn that thing into a 2900XT for cheap.
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#14
jurrasstoil
i wonder how it will compete against the G92.
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#15
Ripper3
by: Tatty_One
If you know where to look you can get a 8800GTS 320 for around £150! I am guessing that with the usual "Mark up" manufacvturers get with UK prices in relation to the US, the 2900Pro will probably be about the same price as the 8800GTS 320......we will have to see which is the better deal. I think you will find however that at the time of the Pro's mass release the 8800GTS price will fall a fair bit along with the GTX/Ultra, one to compensate for this but mainly to restructure NVidia's offerings for the release of the 8900 or whatever it's called.
Hell, I can't be bothered to look, TELL ME! Heh
Yeah, I hate the mark-up that manufacturers place for items sold in the EU. Customs charges are nowhere near as high as they claim, and with VAT, the price for the 2900Pro should be about £150, if they don't jack it up.
Yeah, Nvidia will definately be waiting for ATi's move, and will likely lower the price across the board, to put some serious pressure on ATi, who's already in an uphill struggle.
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#16
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
Hmmmm,

This definitely looks promising for the budget minded gamer (like myself). Either way I am going to wait it out like always. Although, these look realistically priced IMO. May have to make a switch to ATi.

I wonder how they(ATi) will stack up against the new nVidia gpu.
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#17
ryboto
so, what ever happened to the 2900pro on 55nm? I thought that was the next thing, the RV630? or was it 670....
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#18
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Yeah but does it come with Dungeon Seige ver 1.1 ?
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#19
crow1001
by: ryboto
so, what ever happened to the 2900pro on 55nm? I thought that was the next thing, the RV630? or was it 670....
Apparently the RV670 will hit some time in November on a 55nm core, expect it be on the same lines as the pro but with a lot less power usage and lower temps.
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#20
Agility
Guys...dont look at one web and do speculation. Sometimes they just copy and paste. Then edit. Probaby unedited yet.
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#21
Frogger
by: Wile E
EDIT: Nix that, how much you wanna bet it only has one PCIe power connector.
Manual says 1-6pin / 1-8pin
"Note: For optimal performance, and for ATI Overdrive, Overclock,
and CrossFire™ configurations, use one 2×3-pin and one 2×4-pin
PCIe™ power connectors on a 750 watt or better power supply."
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#22
erocker
This looks like a good card at a good price to me. I would also expect to see it a little cheaper than $250. Great for someone who needs a good card now, but I'll be patient and wait for the lower power cards.
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#23
[I.R.A]_FBi
not the 2950 pro i was looking for but this'll do
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#24
erocker
I'm thinking 2 cards like this only with the die shrink in crossfire, on a RD790 board with a Phenom quad core would be pretty sweet!
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