News AMD’s ATI Radeon HD 2900 GT unveiled

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 1 Oct 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S Well-Known Member

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  2. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    die 2600 and 8600 cards...

    ati is really on a roll lately if it comes to real midrange cards... first the 2900 pro and not a gt... thx god for ati and their real midrange cards.
     
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    will need to see performance test first, but 2 of these in crossfire sounds yummy!
     
  4. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    8800GTS 640 Cheesecake still :p
     
  5. DrFreeze

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    not to defend the 2600 and 8600, but i wouldnt quite call any 2900 right now mid range, simply because the buggers are damn pricey

    to me the 2900gt is lower high end, 160 quid is simply too much for me to classify it as mid end. And TBH im quite dissapointed that this thing uses the same size PCB and cooler as the XT, with half the memory traces, less active transistors and less clock speed, it should be able to use a much simpler and smaller PCB with less idiotic power demands

    with the 8800GTS 320 starting at 150 quid as well, i dont see why anyone would want this thing
     
  6. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    hehe yep... but a bit on the expensive sid for my back up comp (where the cpu would bottleneck it anyway).. but yep.. the 8800 GTS is a good card...
    but if they would sell the 2900 GT at around 120 - 130£ they would slap nvidia in the face because they only have the crappy 8600 Cards in the low price area.
     
  7. Cobalt

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    So how does this compare to the 2900pro?
     
  8. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    its not officialy launched yet and amd is known for not leaking any performance related info... so i guess we will have to wait.
     
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    I won't be getting one of these. The 8800gts 320mb seems like a much better deal.
     
  10. steelmartin

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    The HD2900 Pro 512 MB review at Tweaktown showed that card to be comparable to or just beat the 8800 GTS 320 MB (except in Lost Planet, surprise...). As it´s also lower priced in retail than the 8800 GTS 320, the HD2900 Pro 512 MB seems to be a better deal than 8800 GTS 320 MB, right now at least.

    To be competitive the slower HD2900 GT has to be much, much lower priced than the suggested £150-160 in the article, at that price it's not fighting the 8800 GTS 320 MB but the HD2900 Pro 512 MB...

    No judgement until true pricing and performance are revealed!

    /m
     
  11. MilkMan5

    MilkMan5 Yeah man...

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    I wonder when will ATI/AMD actually release this card. :worried:

    With regards to pricing, ATI/AMD have to be cheaper than nVIDIA when it comes to specs vs specs
    It’s the only way to gain marketshare.

    I agree with steelmartin. :)
     
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    So, since this is just a semi-crippled 2900XT, shouldn't there be the possibility of "modding" it to an almost full 2900XT? Minus the 256-bit memory interface, cause that is certainly a hardware limitation.
     
  13. Tim S

    Tim S Well-Known Member

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    I dunno, the X1900 GT was locked down pretty well, as it only had 2/3 of R580's shader units turned on (36 vs 48). I don't remember anyone modding that card.
     
  14. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Aside from the 8800 GTX, this generation seems like an action replay yesteryear and the the 2 generations before that. ATi has always held large stakes in the mid-range market since their 9600 won the hearts of consumers some time ago (hey, I use one!). As per the trend of its mid-range ancestors, we should expect some awesome overclocking in this beauty.
     
  15. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    i am really tired of these god damn power consuming graphic cards.... i sure hope Intel launches a high performing and low consuming graphic card....
     
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    Tim, this will be the direct competitor to the 8700 then?
     
  17. HourBeforeDawn

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    Cant wait to see some real world testing but it looks promising so far. ^_^
     
  18. hobbs

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    dont they have a HD2900Pro too?
     
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