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ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT

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Good Review
 

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#77
just wait for crysis, then do proper benchies, that way we could see what all this big speculation has been about, in all fearness testing the cards in dx9 mode is crap in my opinion, but thats the only review you can give at the minure which is fair enough, patience is the key here, wait to see whatcrysis will be like, but for 254 in the uk price tag, this card looks very promissing, i have to agree with some of you guys, if this beat the gtx in some benches i cant wait to see what the xtx does, god that must be a killer
 

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just wait for crysis, then do proper benchies, that way we could see what all this big speculation has been about, in all fearness testing the cards in dx9 mode is crap in my opinion, but thats the only review you can give at the minure which is fair enough, patience is the key here, wait to see whatcrysis will be like, but for 254 in the uk price tag, this card looks very promissing, i have to agree with some of you guys, if this beat the gtx in some benches i cant wait to see what the xtx does, god that must be a killer


pssstt there will be no xtx.

this is the best it gets
 

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XTX is coming one day, but it might be HD2950XT HD2950XTX when it gets here.
 
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#80
i did see some dx10 benchmarks, the x2900 won every single one.
It would be nice if you gave some sources.

For those people interested in DX10 performance, Guru3D has benchmarked the cards using a Call of Juarez demo and the results show both the GTX cards in the lead. These are the first reliable benchmarks for DX10 I've seen.
 

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well ill be doing some of my own testing, just got 2 out the 3 2900xts in quebec!
and ill find the source for the dx10 benchmarks
 

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XTX is coming one day, but it might be HD2950XT HD2950XTX when it gets here.

Correct... I am not saying it wont EVER be here in one form or another. I am just saying that the 2900xtx will not be here
 
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Call of Juarez had alot of input from Nvidia, so there's going to be millions of optimisations for the 8800s, so I wouldn't call it a fair test. What I'm waiting for is Alan Wake. It'll test both CPU and GPU (Makes use of quad cores quite well I've read in some UK mags)

AMD hasn't gone anywhere, but it has taken ATi with it, but only cos it bought them :)
 

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what, i thought there were gonna be two 2900 series cards, the xt and xtx, now ppl are saying it will not come out and ppl are saying that it will, for those who are saying it wont, have you got any sources to proove this?
 
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#87
Can't pinpoint the review I read it in (there are about 5 I looked at), but one or more said that the XTX created so much heat that it would be limited to OEMs only.
If you look for preliminary photos of the R600, you'd have seen a 12" long card. 9" was PCB, just like the current XT, but the other 3" were for an extended heatsink, and a larger fan on the end of the card. The XTX has higher clocks than the XT, and probably packs higher voltage out of the box for stability, meaning it's probably much hotter running than the XT
 

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3DMark Score
(3DMarks) 17235

17242


CPU Score
(CPUMarks) 8610

6927




Detailed Test Results


Game Tests
GT1 - Return To Proxycon
(fps) 64.3

54.4


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(fps) 50.2

45.8


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(fps) 101.4

131.6




CPU Tests
CPU Test 1
(fps) 4.7

4.7


CPU Test 2
(fps) 7.1

4.5

first post from a 2900 on futuremark 3dmark 05 mine is on top it did beat my slightly overclocked 8800 gts sc 640 wow it beat me in the hdr test.
 
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3d mark is run at far too low resolution to show the power of these modern cards
 

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3d mark is run at far too low resolution to show the power of these modern cards
Yes well first Bench mark outside of a lab enviroment I have seen and I could do a side by side with mine. I'm sure other bench marks are being posted somewhere?
It only took hours for Nvidia 8800 marks to showup what do you think the holdup is?
Could it be the ATI is indeed on par with the GTS not the GTX ? From what I see yep thats it.
 

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any chance of F@H frame times? :)
 

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frame times are different for each wu....they are irrelevant.
 

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17242


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6927




Detailed Test Results


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45.8


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131.6




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first post from a 2900 on futuremark 3dmark 05 mine is on top it did beat my slightly overclocked 8800 gts sc 640 wow it beat me in the hdr test.

got 21000 with my 2 x2900s
 
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#94
Why do you care about those 3DMark scores? It's far from indicative of the actual in game performance. So what if this card even the score with the GTX and surpass the GTS, it still underperform compared to them.
 

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#95
80C? lol is that normal?!
BTW anyone pointing and laughing at HD 2900XT losing to Mr. 8800GTX should keep in mind that it is the job of the HD 2900XTX to beat the living shit out of the 8800GTX :nutkick:
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#96
I fold with my X1800XT and it runs 80C on a daily basis. Been doing it for quite awhile now.




HD2900XT + DX9 = ehhhhh....
 
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#97
80C? lol is that normal?!
BTW anyone pointing and laughing at HD 2900XT losing to Mr. 8800GTX should keep in mind that it is the job of the HD 2900XTX to beat the living shit out of the 8800GTX :nutkick:
:D
If it's not here at launch, it's not beating the shit of out anything...may be the amd investors. 6 months late to the party and only perform on par with the counter part while being more expensive. This round goes to Nvidia. Let's hope AMD can come back next round, heh?
 

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frame times are different for each wu....they are irrelevant.
ok, then PPD. a frame time can still be useful, as approximate PPD can be derived from it.
 

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I Have Had X1800,x1900,1950 In Crossfire. Nothing Has Been Close To As Loud As The X2900xt In Xfire!!!
 
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