Originally Posted by pantherx12
Regarding the 2900xt, nearly bought one the other day to experience , but just why did it do so badly, fermi type troubles?
Because it's specs are damn good!
( for the time)
Did decent cooling yield good results?
The HD2900 felt really hard on its face because it have such an abyssmal default clock. (Yes yield/power consumption problems)
That and the fact that the SP on the R600 was severely under-utilized.
So the first thing that changed in the RV770 (4870/4850) is that they added a ton of SPs to the thing.