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8800 GTX OC 768 MB clocks at defaults: 594/1404/900 (slightly higher than the reference 8800 GTX's 575/1350/900)
HD 2900 XT 1024 MB clocks: 825/1050

For all benchs, i ran tests at least twice, usually 3 times actually, & if there was more than a slight difference in scores, then 4 or more.
Results posted are averaged from the multiple runs.



Benchmarks!


3Dmark01 default
8800 GTX - 46773
2900 XT - 44147.67


3DMark05 default
8800 GTX - 17841.67
2900 XT - 19681
3DMark05 @ 2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF
8800 GTX - 8163
2900 XT - 7186
3DMark05 @ 2560x1600 0xAA/16xAF
8800 GTX - 10985
2900 XT - 10392
3DMark05 @ 1600x1200 4xAA/16xAF
8800 GTX - 11834
2900 XT - 11471


3DMark06 default
8800 GTX - 10636.5
2900 XT - 11501.5
3DMark06 @ 2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF
8800 GTX - 4579.5
2900 XT - 4392.5
3DMark06 @ 2560x1600 0xAA/16xAF
8800 GTX - 6645
2900 XT - 6079
3DMark06 @ 1600x1200 4xAA/16xAF
8800 GTX - 7219
2900 XT - 6641.5


Company of Heroes built in bench @ 2560x1600 maxed
8800 GTX
min - 20.8 fps
ave - 48.23 fps
max - 121.07 fps
2900 XT
min - 18.17 fps
ave - 44.27 fps
max - 85.93 fps
Company of Heroes built in bench @ 2560x1600 maxed no AA
8800 GTX
min - 21.47
ave - 53.13
max - 129.97
2900 XT
min - 19.67 fps
ave - 53.6 fps
max - 107.1 fps
Company of Heroes built in bench @ 1600x1200 maxed
8800 GTX
min - 47.17 fps
ave - 88.03 fps
max - 217.23 fps
2900 XT
min - 47.3 fps
ave - 103.17 fps
max - 209.67 fps


F.E.A.R. built in bench @ 2560x1600 everything maxed except soft shadows (4xAA/16xAF)
8800 GTX
min - 20 fps
ave - 36.33 fps
max - 86.67 fps
2900 XT
min - 12.33 fps
ave - 36.33 fps
max - 72.67 fps
F.E.A.R. built in bench @ 2560x1600 everything maxed incl. soft shadows (0xAA/16xAF)
8800 GTX
min - 22.5 fps
ave - 40 fps
max - 74.5 fps
2900 XT
min - 25 fps
ave - 39 fps
max - 67 fps
F.E.A.R. built in bench @ 1600x1200 everything maxed except soft shadows (4xAA/16xAF)
8800 GTX
min - 40.25 fps
ave - 71.75 fps
max - 137.25 fps
2900 XT
min - 23.25 fps
ave - 66.5 fps
max - 133 fps


CS: Source built in bench @ 2560x1600 everything maxed (4xMSAA/16xAF)
8800 GTX - 162.68 fps average
2900 XT - 102.03 fps average
CS: Source built in bench @ 2560x1600 everything maxed (0xMSAA/16xAF)
8800 GTX - 240.26 fps average
2900 XT - 178.21 fps average
CS: Source built in bench @ 1600x1200 everything maxed (4xMSAA/16xAF)
8800 GTX - 224.17 fps average
2900 XT -158.92 fps average


Painkiller built in timedemo 1 @ 2560x1600 maxed (4x MSAA)
8800 GTX
min - 5.37 fps
ave - 216.49 fps
max - 500.27 fps
2900 XT
min - 26.36 fps
ave - 147.54 fps
max - 501.55 fps
Painkiller built in timedemo 1 @ 2560x1600 maxed (0x MSAA)
8800 GTX
min - 22.38 fps
ave - 246.75 fps
max - 512 fps
2900 XT
min - 31.94 fps
ave - 246.23 fps
max - 502.84 fps
Painkiller built in timedemo 1 @ 1600x1200 maxed (4x MSAA)
8800 GTX
min - 10.7 fps
ave - 253.1 fps
max - 502.2 fps
2900 XT
min - 37.04 fps
ave - 237.73 fps
max - 512 fps

Painkiller built in timedemo 2 @ 2560x1600 maxed (4x MSAA)
8800 GTX
min - 1.8 fps
ave - 167.74 fps
max - 502.2 fps
2900 XT
min - 11.44 fps
ave - 162.26 fps
max - 512 fps
Painkiller built in timedemo 2 @ 2560x1600 maxed (0x MSAA)
8800 GTX
min - 8.67 fps
ave - 216.90 fps
max - 768 fps
2900 XT
min - 12.54 fps
ave - 211.81 fps
max - 853.33 fps
Painkiller built in timedemo 2 @ 1600x1200 maxed (4x MSAA)
8800 GTX
min - 8.67 fps
ave - 215.12 fps
max - 768 fps
2900 XT
min - 12.24 fps
ave - 216.92 fps
max - 1024 fps


Prey HOC bench 1 @ 2560x1600 maxed w/ boost enabled (4xAA/16xAF)
8800 GTX - 48.95 fps average
2900 XT - 45.3 fps average
Prey HOC bench 1 @ 2560x1600 maxed w/ boost enabled (0xAA/16xAF)
8800 GTX - 76.5 fps average
2900 XT - 76.27 fps average
Prey HOC bench 1 @ 1600x1200 maxed w/ boost enabled (4xAA/16xAF)
8800 GTX - 81.07 fps average
2900 XT - 79.4 fps average

Prey HOC bench 2 @ 2560x1600 maxed w/ boost enabled (4xAA/16xAF)
8800 GTX - 42.85 fps average
2900 XT - 42.15 fps average
Prey HOC bench 2 @ 2560x1600 maxed w/ boost enabled (0xAA/16xAF)
8800 GTX - 66.03 fps average
2900 XT - 62.73 fps average
Prey HOC bench 2 @ 1600x1200 maxed w/ boost enabled (4xAA/16xAF)
8800 GTX - 70.37 fps average
2900 XT - 70.05 fps average


Doom 3 built in timedemo @ 2560x1600 everything maxed (4xAA)
8800 GTX - 54.75 fps average
2900 XT - 66.45 fps average
Doom 3 built in timedemo @ 2560x1600 everything maxed (0xAA)
8800 GTX - 112.4 fps average
2900 XT - 104.4 fps average
Doom 3 built in timedemo @ 1600x1200 everything maxed (4xAA)
8800 GTX - 102 fps average
2900 XT - 124.5 fps average


S.T.A.L.K.E.R. "buildings_timedemo" flyby (Fraps) @ 2560x1600 everything maxed
8800 GTX
min - 32.67 fps
ave - 63.506 fps
max - 217.67 fps
2900 XT
min - 21.33 fps
ave - 47.04 fps
max - 193.33 fps
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. "buildings_timedemo" flyby (Fraps) @ 2560x1600 everything maxed no AA
8800 GTX
min - 32.67 fps
ave - 63.69 fps
max - 219.67 fps
2900 XT
min - 21.33 fps
ave - 46.62 fps
max - 196 fps
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. "buildings_timedemo" flyby (Fraps) @ 1600x1200 everything maxed
8800 GTX
min - 53.33 fps
ave - 89.65 fps
max - 233.67 fps
2900 XT
min - 38.33
ave - 78.05
max - 316.67

Quake 4 HOC bench @ 2560x1600 maxed w/ Ultra settings (4xAA/16xAF)
8800 GTX - 107.33 fps average
2900 XT - 97 fps average
Quake 4 HOC bench @ 2560x1600 maxed w/ Ultra settings (0xAA/16xAF)
8800 GTX - 113 fps average
2900 XT - 103.33 fps average
Quake 4 HOC bench @ 1600x1200 maxed w/ Ultra settings (4xAA/16xAF)
8800 GTX - 108.67 fps average
2900 XT - 107.5 fps average


UT2k4 Umark ONS-AlenjaForest-SE @ 1600x1200 maxed (8xAA/16xAF)
8800 GTX
min - 18.69 fps
ave - 74.71 fps
max - 176.29 fps
2900 XT
min - 16.82 fps
ave - 74.01 fps
max - 166.54 fps


Oblivion (Fraps indoor run) @ 2560x1600 everything maxed (4xAA + HDR)
8800 GTX
min - 33 fps
ave - 50.54 fps
max - 86 fps
2900 XT
min - 30.33 fps
ave - 43.2 fps
max - 77.67 fps
Oblivion (Fraps indoor run) @ 2560x1600 everything maxed (4xAA - no HDR/Bloom)
8800 GTX
min - 36 fps
ave - 54.78 fps
max - 105.67 fps
2900 XT
min - 33.33 fps
ave - 48.71 fps
max - 87 fps
Oblivion (Fraps indoor run) @ 2560x1600 everything maxed (0xAA + HDR)
8800 GTX
min - 35.33 fps
ave - 61.76 fps
max - 112.67 fps
2900 XT
min - 33.33 fps
ave - 53.21 fps
max - 99.33 fps
Oblivion (Fraps indoor run) @ 1600x1200 everything maxed (4xAA + HDR)
8800 GTX
min - 33.67
ave - 68.18
max - 134.67
2900 XT
min - 34
ave - 60.41
max - 125


Infernal (Fraps outdoor run) @ 2560x1600 everything maxed
8800 GTX
min - 26.67
ave - 36.81
max - 50.33
2900 XT
min - 15.67 fps
ave - 20.15 fps
max - 27 fps
Infernal (Fraps outdoor run) @ 2560x1600 everything maxed no AA
8800 GTX
min - 81.33 fps
ave - 111.07 fps
max - 150 fps
2900 XT
min - 44 fps
ave - 53.98 fps
max - 68.5 fps
Infernal (Fraps outdoor run) @ 1600x1200 everything maxed
8800 GTX
min - 59 fps
ave - 86.09 fps
max - 128.33 fps
2900 XT
min - 30 fps
ave - 37.01 fps
max - 43.5 fps

Call of Juarez DX10 demo doesn't run w/o BSODs on the 8800, & it artifacts on the 2900 @ 825/1050, so i have to lower the core speed to around 780.
Oddly enough, no other games have any problems with the HD 2900 XT @ 825/1050.

thanks to Anandtech people from their forums
http://forums.anandtech.com/message...2065772&STARTPAGE=1&FTVAR_FORUMVIEWTMP=Linear
 
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nice thread man, I like it simple like that so I can read it quickly. The 8800 still has more balls I reckon but the 2900 is about 300 bucks cheaper in Aussie...

I know which one I would choose.
 

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Thanks for the very in depth comparisions......

It must have taken you a long time!
 
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Thanks for the very in depth comparisions......

It must have taken you a long time!
I agree, good work. Seems like the 2900 doesn't keep up at the higher resolutions...oh well
 
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I agree, good work. Seems like the 2900 doesn't keep up at the higher resolutions...oh well
ehh waiting for newer drivers, but considering this is almost as cheap as a 8800 gts 640 mb, it looks like the 2900 1gb is alot more worth it than a 2900 512 mb, but it's still runs hot and is an energy hot :(
 

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No 8-pin installed, and he didn't do a fresh install between cards.

But

It gives a pretty good idea on where it's at performance wise in vista.
 
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What are GDDR4 chips on the 1GB card rated to?
0.6ns?
 
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What are GDDR4 chips on the 1GB card rated to?
0.6ns?
those are the bc09s from what I've been told.
No one has posted that they have bc06 yet.
 

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Excellent work! This must have taken awhile. Your results are definitely worth pondering over. :toast:
 
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The 1gb X2900XT is 300 more in Australia than the 8800GTX ? Its 90euros cheaper than the GTX in Greece...
In any case i think we all knew who the winner would be so no surprise comes from these benchmarks although i have to say they are quite thorough:)
Bravo ZOAIB !

PS : I just saw you have the X2900XT overclocked pretty much but the GTX is almost at stock speeds...Why ? You could push the GTX at 620-650 without artifacts and with the stock cooler and no vcore increase...Imagine the Margins we would get then.....If AMD/ATI dont shape up quick we will need to spend 600$ on cards :p
 

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The 1gb X2900XT is 300 more in Australia than the 8800GTX ? Its 90euros cheaper than the GTX in Greece...
In any case i think we all knew who the winner would be so no surprise comes from these benchmarks although i have to say they are quite thorough:)
Bravo ZOAIB !

PS : I just saw you have the X2900XT overclocked pretty much but the GTX is almost at stock speeds...Why ? You could push the GTX at 620-650 without artifacts and with the stock cooler and no vcore increase...Imagine the Margins we would get then.....If AMD/ATI dont shape up quick we will need to spend 600$ on cards :p
i have to thank anadtech members to help me out to get this bench together for a overall perspective ............ but to be honest if i were to run vista on my pc right now i wud go with radeon , since it handles the vista frame real well and more stable than nvidia at this moment , also since i only paid 480 bucks for the 1gb i consider it well placed in the price/perfomrance range ........... although i have to be honest i am currently selling my hd 2900 xt on ebay cause they are out of stock in USA at the moment and couple of sites who still have them are selling them at ridiculous prices , i can prolly get 550 bucks from ebay for it , and then ill add another 100 bucks and just get the Damn Ultra , and wait for drivers to get fixed and then get vista to run permanently on my pc ............. so fingers crossed for my endeavor lol.
 

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the other factor people have to remember is ATi/AMD never said that the hd 2900 xt to be their high end card , it plays mid range in league of the GTS , the 1gb version is not official release by ATI/AMD , this was an option given to the partners if they wanted to do this , so sapphire and diamond did it , even so if this is just a mid range card and its scratching and fighting against the GTX/Ultra , that is quite impressive IMHO ......... I have been juggling b/e ati and nvidia forever n ever , and thats the fun thing about them one gets a better card prices go down and u get your moneys worth , i dont understand why people take it so personal when it comes to nvidia and Ati , if we did not have competition we wud be extortionized by just one company in a monopoly , just remember ATi has not released the XTX version of this card yet , and if the mid range is playing so close to the big guys , who knows what will happen , also even ATi released these cards so late , but there catalyst works amazingly good for such a short time to be so much MORE stable than Nvidia.

i weigh out the goods n bads , not if its ATi or NVIDIA .....................
 
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This card can only go up against the GTX ( And lose ) due to the 232mb of ram it has MORE than the GTX....With 768 ram we would have even lower numbers in high resolutions.
And i hope that ATI gets something faster but i doubt it since the difference between that and the X2900XT cant be more than 20-30% and the 8900 ( or 9xxx ) is only 3-4 months away so when will they launch it ? Not to mention we have no rumors for a better ATI card.
 

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Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
Motherboard Asus Maximus Formula II P45
Cooling Zalman CNPS9500a
Memory OCZ (2 x 1GB) and (2 x 512MB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
Storage Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200.10 SATA 3.0Gb/s
Display(s) Acer 19" Widescreen LCD
Case Anted P180b
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE
Power Supply Rosewill T550w
Software Vista Home Premium
Benchmark Scores 3DMark '06 - 8691
#14
Very nice benches. Nice to see the 2900 keeps its own. Also must remember that ATI said they gave up some dx9 performance for dx10 performance.
 
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System Name SECONDARY RIG / PRIMARY RIG / THIRD RIG
Processor i920@3.6GHz / i920@4GHz / AMD Phenom II 955
Motherboard Gigabyte EX58-UD4P / Gigabyte EX58-UD7 / ASRock 890GX3
Cooling CoolIT Domino ALC / Thermalright Silver Arrow / Thermalright VenomousX
Memory 12GB DDR3 @ 1800MHZ / 6GB DDR3 @ 2250MHZ / 4GB DDR3 @ 1600MHZ
Video Card(s) XFX ATI RADEON 5970 / GAINWARD NVIDIA GTX 580 / 2xGEFORCE GTX295
Storage 1550GB / 6TB SAS - SSD / 160GB SSD
Display(s) NEC 26WUXi2 / NEC 3090WQXi / SONY 55A2000 (1080P 55inch)
Case COOLER MASTER HAF 932 / COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 / ANTEC DARKFLEET DF85
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Music / SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Pro / Realtek Onboard
Power Supply CWT 1200W / Enermax Revolution 85+ 1250W / Ikonik Vulcan 1200W
Software Windows 7 x64 / Windows 7 x64 / Windows 7 x64
#15
Doesnt do really well in DX10 either....Still looses from the GTX and even the GTS in some DX10 games.