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ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT

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hopefully theres an x1800->x1900 style revision around the corner with 960 pixel shaders!
 

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Not as impressive as the fanboys expected, but it's worth remembering that new drivers should help to boost its performance slightly and obviously it may be better than NVIDIA when it comes to DX 10.
 

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Well ain't that perty! I especially like the fact that my card kicks it's ass in Far Cry on every resolution :D Double the memory and whole new generation is not enough :) Some-256bit-256MB-memory-on-one-side-low-power-consumption-2800xt could be nice. With single 6pin powerplug of course and 199$ price. Or 512MB and 249$.
 
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Mixed reviews so far from our own, HardOCP, and VR-zone. HardOCP tests show this card trailing the 8800gts 640mb by all tests, especially at higher resolution. VR-zone shows somewhat different number favoring the new card. Wiz did not have 8800gts 640mb so no direct comparison. The ATI card is roughly $70 more than their 640mb counter part but you do get a voucher for HL Black Box. The power load is tremendously more. I will wait for more reviews from anandtech, THG, and xbitlabs but so far, this card seems like a flop.
 

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Did I read that right? Complete w/ promo video and all...
 

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the 8800/8600/8500 use newer drivers of course .. fixed

i wouldnt call the video a promo video .. i just thought some people would enjoy seeing the ruby demo
 

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Well, I just said screw it, and ordered mine. Ordered a Powercolor and a Corsair 620w psu, in case I ever feel the need to go Crossfire.
 
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let the price war begin!

and the winner is.... the consumer

better to wait 2-3 months(or more) before upgrade who need dx10 now ?
 
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well, as some1 quoted, the xt was ment for rivaling the gts, and any1 notice how awsome the x1900xtx performed?? :OOO

it performed so well its often just 10/20 fps behind the 8800 LOL

now thats with well revised and user bug reported corrections, allow that please for the 2900xt

Oh, and remember it IS just an XT version, let em fix the bleedin xtx, hope they hurry up....

Edit: actually, with the x1900xtx beating the 2900xt on some benchies, i can only think its driver related??
 
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well, as some1 quoted, the xt was ment for rivaling the gts, and any1 notice how awsome the x1900xtx performed?? :OOO

it performed so well its often just 10/20 fps behind the 8800 LOL

now thats with well revised and user bug reported corrections, allow that please for the 2900xt

Oh, and remember it IS just an XT version, let em fix the bleedin xtx, hope they hurry up....

Edit: actually, with the x1900xtx beating the 2900xt on some benchies, i can only think its driver related??

Or that it really is specialised for DX10 and will be the king of the new technology.
 
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Or that it really is specialised for DX10 and will be the king of the new technology.

well on other posts thats been my thoughts, designed dx10 card from the ground up. It has a more preffessional feel to it with integrated sound etc.. will be super for media center pc's
 
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I'm so glad i bought my 8800 when it came out....imagine if i waited 7 months for this :laugh:
 

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i did see some dx10 benchmarks, the x2900 won every single one.
 
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can't wait for the XTX; the real card that competes against the 8800 GTX/Ultra.
 

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i have a feeling this card is just to hold us over and perhaps to please the stockholders of amd. regardless for 400 bucks that is a very powerful card that does perform close at times to the 8800gtx. just wait for the high end cards. ati will beat the 8800 ultra!
 
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6 months and ati is getting their asses handed to them from cards from last generation!

ati is in serious trouble, after 6 months the drivers should already be optimized
 
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look how much it can overclock tho, its gonna be insane on watercooling!! especially with voltages over 2v!!

and no, it aint been handed its arse, in some cases a lowly x1900xtx handed an 8800 its arse on a fresh silver platter :p (well, maybe just on one benchy hehe)
 
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6 months and ati is getting their asses handed to them from cards from last generation!

ati is in serious trouble, after 6 months the drivers should already be optimized

nvidia has had 6 months of USER bug reports..
 

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I am an Nvidia fan... however, I am impressed with the card.

Clearly it is supposed to compete with the GTS, not GTX.

With a 399 price tag... I think it is a good buy.
 
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lol, guess someone rushed to get it listed on overclockers hehe
 
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looking at the post about lost planet dx10 game, I hope it wont be used as a benchy since I reckon its gonna be heavily biased with all of nvidias input :(

sucks to the max when games are tarded towards one graphics company
 

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well on other posts thats been my thoughts, designed dx10 card from the ground up. It has a more preffessional feel to it with integrated sound etc.. will be super for media center pc's


Why would I want integrated 5.1 sound? I want a sound card with 7.1!
 
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i have a feeling this card is just to hold us over and perhaps to please the stockholders of amd. regardless for 400 bucks that is a very powerful card that does perform close at times to the 8800gtx. just wait for the high end cards. ati will beat the 8800 ultra!

I need to get one in June....not gonna wait. 8800 gts it is.
 
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