Tuesday, September 25th 2007

Club 3D HD 2900 Pro 512MB GDDR3 - Limited Edition Available Tomorrow

The perfect choice for fast and smooth DirectX 10 gaming with a massive 320 Unified stream processor engine. Running on 512-bit 512MB GDDR3 memory. Built to get the best out of your games for an attractive pricing level. High performance intelligent cooling design for optimal reliability, that's what the newest Club 3D HD 2900 Pro 512MB GDDR3 video card will offer.


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32 Comments on Club 3D HD 2900 Pro 512MB GDDR3 - Limited Edition Available Tomorrow

#1
Wile E
Power User
I'm really, really surprised that these really are nothing more than underclocked XTs. I genuinely expected them to be disabled in some way. If I can get my hands on a good xfire mobo, I think I'm gonna buy one of these, and flash it to an XT.
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#2
eidairaman1
true, ya the guys at CPU mag overclocked a XT, and its true as what happened to the board, the damn thing is so unstable with Power draw its not funny. Lets just hope the X2950 XT and Pro are the Champions AMD is really looking for. To reiterate, when they overclocked the board the Unit seriously drew as much as 375 watts Loaded and 258 Watts Idle with it overclocked!, if you didnt notice the GF8800 Line dont require as much power and they outperform what the 2900 has to offer. ATI Previous X1950 Pro didnt require as much juice and was a great upgrade solution.
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#3
Wile E
Power User
eidairaman1 said:
...and its true as what happened to the board, the damn thing is so unstable with Power draw its not funny....
I don't understand what you mean by that.
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#4
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
So it would not even appear that it's under volted to ensure that owners cannot hit XT speeds, I think however that if these really are B Grade XT chips that not everyone will get in excess of XT speeds. It was very much like that TBH with the 7900GTO in relation to the GTX, I got one, an MSI that clocked well in excess of the GTX but many didnt, some had undervolted memory or lower speed memory and it was all a bit hit and miss for some buyers.
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#5
tkpenalty
mmm I would get this for the cooling... 4 heatpipes??!
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#6
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
tkpenalty said:
mmm I would get this for the cooling... 4 heatpipes??!
I had that on my old 7900GTO!
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#7
[I.R.A]_FBi
whats teh idle power draw and loaded power draw on one of these things?
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#8
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
[I.R.A]_FBi said:
whats teh idle power draw and loaded power draw on one of these things?
Dont know the answer to that specifically apart from saying that potentially, its the same as the 2900XT as in same power connections, obviously underclocked it would have a little less draw but if you overclock it then we are talking similar, I think AMD's reccomendation for the 2900XT is a minimum of 550W for a single card and 700W minimum for Xfire.
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#9
[I.R.A]_FBi
ok .. so what is it for a 2900 XT? .. i have a ...

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#10
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
[I.R.A]_FBi said:
ok .. so what is it for a 2900 XT? .. i have a ...


Nope.....more juice required (to be safe) I have heard of people running a 2900XT off 500W with really high amperage and efficiency but probably Wile E would be better placed to answer that as he is a 2900XT owner.
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#11
Dr. Spankenstein
Good grief!! Which spec do we trust?!? I mean LOOK at the box, it clearly states 256bit ringbus.....


AAAAArrrrrrggghh!:banghead:
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#13
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I didnt see a price. But somehow, Im gonna have to hook and crook about 275 USD for one of these babies, two if I could swing it.
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#15
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
Wile E said:
I'm really, really surprised that these really are nothing more than underclocked XTs. I genuinely expected them to be disabled in some way. If I can get my hands on a good xfire mobo, I think I'm gonna buy one of these, and flash it to an XT.
if that is possible, i know what gpu i'm buying :D
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#16
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
freaksavior said:
if that is possible, i know what gpu i'm buying :D
Same here, will try and get a few for an investment if they really are going to be a limited edition, but as I said before, if they are B Grade chips dont expect them all to clock beyond XT stock speeds, mefinks it may be the luck of the draw, of course the pre sales/engineering examples sent to reviewers by ATi will overclock beyond the XT.......I wonder why?
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#17
Wile E
Power User
Tatty_One said:
Nope.....more juice required (to be safe) I have heard of people running a 2900XT off 500W with really high amperage and efficiency but probably Wile E would be better placed to answer that as he is a 2900XT owner.
Let's put it this way, I had a 32A 12v 550w psu before this, and now I have the 50A 12v 620w Corsair psu.

But also note, I like to overclock, and I push extra voltage into almost everything.
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#18
xnox202
is there an agp version of this? :3
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#19
[I.R.A]_FBi
xnox202 said:
is there an agp version of this? :3
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#20
effmaster
WTF no native HDMI support?

I thought all ATI 2000 series cards were coming out with native HDMI support am I wrong on this?:confused::confused:

Even if im wrong it still sucks that theres no HDMI native support, DVI to HDMI cables don't really help out much either unless your monitor only has an HDMI port which is basically impossible to get a monitor with just that
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#21
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
Wile E said:
Let's put it this way, I had a 32A 12v 550w psu before this, and now I have the 50A 12v 620w Corsair psu.

But also note, I like to overclock, and I push extra voltage into almost everything.
You reckon the PSU in my specs would handle a single 2900Pro??? With the big CPU overclock I have.
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#22
Nemesis881
I will take one of these in GDDR4 please :).
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#24
Wile E
Power User
Tatty_One said:
You reckon the PSU in my specs would handle a single 2900Pro??? With the big CPU overclock I have.
I don't see why not. The Pro shouldn't consume as much power (well, until you OC it, anyway. lol) How many amps on the 12v?
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#25
Wile E
Power User
effmaster said:
WTF no native HDMI support?

I thought all ATI 2000 series cards were coming out with native HDMI support am I wrong on this?:confused::confused:

Even if im wrong it still sucks that theres no HDMI native support, DVI to HDMI cables don't really help out much either unless your monitor only has an HDMI port which is basically impossible to get a monitor with just that
It has HDMI with Audio. What were you looking at? lol
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