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ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    You already have them too fast?
     
  2. anticlutch

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    It must be awesome to have 2900xt's in CF :(

    The electricity bill is probably going to be insane though :laugh:
     
  3. DOM

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    Its not being runed at Default settings


    Benchmark Settings
    Default Settings Custom

    Program Version 3DMark06 Revision 1 Build 0

    Resolution 1024x768 :wtf:

    Anti-Aliasing None

    Texture Filtering Optimal

    Vertex Shader Profile 3_0

    Pixel Shader Profile 3_0

    Force Full Precision No

    Disable Post-processing No

    Force Software Vertex Shaders No

    Force Software FP Filtering No

    Disable HW Shadow Mapping No

    Color Mipmaps No

    Repeat Count Off

    Fixed Framerate Off



    Main Test Results
    3DMark Score 14898 3DMarks

    SM 2.0 Score 6587 Marks

    SM 3.0 Score 8198 Marks

    CPU Score 2839 Marks
     
  4. anticlutch

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    I thought the majority of benchmarks used 1024x768... did everyone move on to 1280x1024 already? :confused:
     
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    After reading over all the reviews I can find for this card I think we will see a minimum 15% increase in performance in the next 3 months as drivers get smoothed out. I found this tidbit interesting: "The new Anti Aliasing supports programmable sample patterns, programmable resolve filters and it is upgradeable via driver updates. Yes, programmable sample patterns and programmable resolve filters."

    I've seen an increase of 1300 points in 3DMark06 due solely to driver updates with my 8800GTS in the past 6 months. I expect the same from this latest release from ATI
     
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    I had no choice im running a 32 inch tv, it wont let go more than 1024 768 in any 3d app.
    BTW the overdrive option in the CCC is not there?
     
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    A few questions for anyone who knows,...1-Will there be any XTX{DDR4?},...2-Is it me or are the review benchmark numbers all over the place?
     
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    HERE THIS IS IS HIGH AS THE LCD TV WILL GO 1360 768.I BELIEVE THE DEFAULT RES IS 1280 720


    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=1952769
     
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    Are you talking about the 7.4's?
    I have Overdrive in my 7.4s?
     
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    U Have The Overdrive Option?
     
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    Yes, and then i'll just OC the GTS!
    BTW The 2900XT is clocked pretty high...huh? So clock for clock nVidia is handing it to ATi/AMD.

    I really was hoping ATi/AMD would blow nVidia out the water.

    All this talk about the XTX? Where is it? The GTX and Ultra are the fastest cards atm.
    ATi is once again late to the party...
     
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    Are we finally looking at a retail board here and not a sample? If it is retail.. the card certainly isnt the fastest in DX9, but there are hints of what kind of performance its capable of. Lets hope DX10 lets this monser shine. Oh and no, I wont be getting one. I'm not supporting flagship models until ATi and nVida stop being so bloody lazy and design the PCB properly.
     
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    Mine should be here on thursday, according to UPS. Can't wait to get it going this weekend.
     
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    Why don't you tell them that- then patent and then sell them your idea.
     
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    the gts dont stand a chance against the xt, its the gtx that this review compares it to for that reason.. gts will be droping in price soon and I think you should get whatever fits your budget best, all theses dx10 cards minus the gtx/ultra will fall into the right price range I think.. mind you 2x2900xt (crossfired) > than 2x gtx(sli'd) it does better in most benches with its current drivers.. and is alot cheaper :D. So as far as I am concerned ati is owning.. I'll rather pay for 2 xt's than 2 gtx's anyday. I like ati more anyway, no crap marketing scam paying off game companys.. sometimes even having them tweak the game to run better on thier cards.
     
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    are you using the 8 pin connector?
     
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    No idea, just basic good PCB design. Anyone can do it.
     
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    you should go work for ati or nvidia .. what have you designed last?
     
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    I ♥ THIS CARD!!! I WANT ONE RIGHT NOW!!! ALL BOW TO IT!:respect:

    About 2/3 the price of the GTX, and losing in only a few benchmarks, this card is simply amazing.:toast: Cheers to ATI.

    ATI:nutkick:nVidia
     
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    Come to think of it, despite all the hype, delays, rumors, and bitching, the R600 is a very good deal. It uses the same amount of power as the 8800's, is 2/3 the cost, in general is on par with it, has the potential to rape the 8800's once the drivers are optimized, and is ATI. It just needs a good quiet cooler to be a very nice card :).
     
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    Funny you should say that, right now I'm trying to decide what architecture to pick and do a PCB re-design as something to just add to my portfolio. I was thinking the 6800 series simply because I already know how it works inside out almost, but at the same time its dated now.
     
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    Dont forget its potential 8800 raping DX10 performance :p
     
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    www.firingsquad.com has a good review on HD2900XT. I have had Nvidia and Ati cards, and somehow I always like Ati better, but personally I thing right now 8800GTS 640MB is a better buy. It orders to overclock 2900xt you need a big a$$ PSU, and who knows if these better drivers ever show up.
     
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    All the specs of the XT are higher than the GTX, only think they should have used faster clocked memory, so think it will be faster than the GTX when new drivers are released, and of course when DX10 games appear, like a lot of you already said. Something makes it go slower than its supposed to be.

    cya
     
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    um, m8 its been 5 months since vista came out, b4 that there was no dx10, and infact really their still isnt any true dx10, because no true dx10 games are out, and 8800 still dont have GOLD level drivers....thats after 7 months......and they have had alot of USER error and bugg reports.

    ATI tend to put out a VERY stable driver first with the card, then up the perf after the card is out and they have error/bugg reports.

    um, movies arent 7.1 sound and really thats what this is for, movie/video playback over HDMI.
    also VISTA breaks most hardware acceleration on current audio, tho cmedia has gotten that problem worked out with drivers, creative hasnt, and may never really get it worked out, because their driver team sucks ass.

    should have payed a little more and gotten fedex express saver, would have had it in 2 days, ups u will probbly see it friday.


    remmber yall, these are first gen STABLE drivers that are not missing fetures unlike 8800 drivers, they just need to update them and then we will see dx9 perf gains, as well as more fetures being exploited.

    we will see what comes, im not buying one, no need, i have a nice x1900xtx at 700/1600 in here, its plenty for me for now, 1600x1200 runs quite well in current games.

    i wont be buying vista, i may get vista server, but that depends on how well it runs and how much of a pita it is.

    but i cant wait to see the driver updates come out, from reports i have been reading the 2900 drivers are already leaps and bounds ahead of 8800 drivers for stability and feturs working!!!! (g80 current drivers clean install=no full screen tv out lol)
     

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