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HIS Radeon HD 2900 Pro Early Review

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  1. malware New Member

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    PCLab, a Polish hardware site has published an early review of HIS ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro 512MB GDDR3 video card. The story confirms that the card will come with 512-bit memory bus and can be easily overclocked to beat its big brother HD 2900 XT. Click here to read the full review.

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    i wish it didn't use PCI-E 2.0...
     
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    Hmm, impressive looking. I still want to see the 8700 series though.
     
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    Does it have the same amount of shaders so it's just underclocked?
     
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    pci-e 2.0 is compatible with pci-e 1.0, 1.0a and 1.1
     
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    Yes the review confirms that HD 2900 Pro is going to be cheaper, underclocked HD 2900 XT, which is intended to fulfill the gap between HD 2600 and HD 2900 XT series.
     
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    Thanks, in that case I will be interested to see some real comparisons against the 8800GTS probably 320MB version as I would guess it will be priced around there for the UK.
     
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    Anyone know when they are due for general release and anyone in the UK have an idea of price?
     
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    Uhhh, Hell yeah! Hmm, is it possible that this card will find it's way to the $249-$299 price point? And when is it slated for release? I wish it were tomorrow! :eek: Ya know, being the 25th and all......
     
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    If Im not mistaken, its already been reported on here that this card will come in at the $249.00 Price point. The fact that this bad boy can oc and take on the 2900XT is simply marvelous. You basically get the same card for half the price and with DDR3 memory .

    Also, I wouldnt think this card is to be sparring with the 8800GTS, now when the XT is doing that. Im assuming the 8700 as was mentioned or perhaps and 8800 GTO or something.
     
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    How about the gap between the 2900XT and my 8800 Ultra? :cool:
     
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    where is my agp version :(
     
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    What about it? :p
     
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    Hawt! Now Newegg or someone in the states needs to get one. Cmon $250 price point or lower.
     
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    This is total crap bullshit. It's like they're trying to ruin thier market price for the 2900XT and make consumers buy thier 2900pro. Which when they would suddenly release a 2950XT which is much much better. Don't say me for being an ass but it really sucks for someone who bought a 2900xT and realise a 2900pro which is cheaper is better.
     
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    Yeah, that does suck, but that is the price of buying brand new hardware. I am certainly going to be looking at this.
     
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    Me too! Only as an investment of course, especially if they really are going to be sold in limited numbers, you gotta all remember the 7900GTO......an underclocked GTX for half the price that overclocked to faster than GTX stock speeds, I got one, they sold out almost worldwide in a few weeks, I would quite like to get my hands on a couple of these, keep them new and boxed for say 3 months and then sell them :eek: Thats very capatalist of course but I just cant help myself...............:roll:

    Edyt: Anyone for an awesome 8800GTS 640MB Gainward???? :)
     
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    Where can we find them at?
     
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    id have to say that price pretty much makes all if the 320mb 8800 gts cards look very expensive in comparison.
     
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    hopefully it will start a price war, £129.99 for this or a 320mb GTS sounds good, i'd buy 1 of each, maybe even 2 radeons
     
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    out of stock already? wtf...
     
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    i dont think they're even in stock yet, other retailers say they get them on the 30th (though they all said they would have x38's on the 19th-20th, and none have them yet either)
     
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