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ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT

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The Radeon HD 2900 XT was a high-end graphics card by ATI, launched in May 2007. Built on the 80 nm process, and based on the R600 graphics processor, in its R600 XT variant, the card supports DirectX 10.0. The R600 graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 420 mm² and 720 million transistors. It features 320 shading units, 16 texture mapping units and 16 ROPs. ATI has placed 512 MB GDDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 512-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 743 MHz, memory is running at 828 MHz.
We recommend the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1280x720.
Being a dual-slot card, the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT draws power from 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 215 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x S-Video. Radeon HD 2900 XT is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. The card measures 241 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 399 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: R600
GPU Variant: R600 XT
Architecture: TeraScale
Process Size: 80 nm
Transistors: 720 million
Die Size: 420 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: May 14th, 2007
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 399 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 1.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 743 MHz
Memory Clock: 828 MHz
1656 MHz effective


Memory Size: 512 MB
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Bus: 512 bit
Bandwidth: 106.0 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 320
TMUs: 16
ROPs: 16
Compute Units: 4
Pixel Rate: 11.89 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 11.89 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 475.5 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 9.5 inches
241 mm
TDP: 215 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
1x S-Video
Power Connectors: 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Board Number: B006, B007

Graphics Features

DirectX: 10.0
OpenGL: 3.3
OpenCL: 1.0
Shader Model: 4.0


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Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS ROG HD 2900 XT 743 MHz 828 MHz
Diamond Viper HD 2900 XT 800 MHz 900 MHz
HIS HD 2900 XT VIVO 743 MHz 828 MHz
Xtreme PC HD 2900 XT 1 GB 825 MHz 1050 MHz 1024 MB, GDDR4