[COLOR=red]ATI Radeon HD 2900XT (standard)[/COLOR] [COLOR=red]745 MHz core, 825 MHz/1.65 GHz effective GDDR3 512MB[/COLOR] [COLOR=red]512-bit memory interface[/COLOR] [COLOR=red]320 stream processors[/COLOR] VS. [COLOR=darkgreen]Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS 640MB (standard)[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen]500 MHz core, 800 MHz/1.60 GHz effective GDDR3 640MB[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen]320-bit memory interface[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen]96 stream processors[/COLOR] The benchmarks were conducted on an Intel D975XBX2 BadAxe2, Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 and 2x1GB DDR2-800 MHz. Testing of the AMD ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT was performed using the [COLOR=red]8.361 Catalyst RC4 drivers[/COLOR], while the GeForce 8800 GTS used [COLOR=darkgreen]ForceWare 158.19 drivers[/COLOR]. [COLOR=black]Gaming: Maximum Quality, 1280x1024[/COLOR] [COLOR=red]AMD ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen]NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB[/COLOR] Call of Duty 2 [COLOR=red]73.5 FPS[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen]56.7 FPS[/COLOR] Company of Heroes [COLOR=red]92.1 FPS[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen]90.1 FPS[/COLOR] F.E.A.R. [COLOR=red]84.0 FPS[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen]83.3 FPS[/COLOR] Half Life 2: Episode 1 [COLOR=red]112.0 FPS[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen]57.4 FPS[/COLOR] Oblivion (outdoors) [COLOR=red]47.9 FPS[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen]39.5 FPS[/COLOR] 3DMark06 [COLOR=red]11447 (wow!)[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen]9836[/COLOR] all info from dailytech.com
So there is two new ATI cards right? This one and another that is going to take on the 8800GTX right?
Yes, but how much does it cost :uhm:
And where did you get those benchmarks from?
DailyTech, like he said.
From what I've seen, the 2900XT beats the 8800GTS (as you can see here) by quite a margin; but at the top-end the 8800GTX is still king.
The rumor is the HD 2900XT is going to cost somewhere between 400-449USD. That may change quickly because in an interview, the chief sales guy for AMD said that they want to undercut each cards direct competition by 50-100USD. Thats a tall order if you ask me. AMD's top card (for now) will be the HD 2900XTX: 750 MHz core, 1010 MHz/ 2.02 GHz effective GDDR4 1GB Same memory interface and stream processors. Both cards will be on a 9.5" PCB not that monster 12.5" in previous reports. Rumors say that there will be a 2900XTX2 later as well. The XTX2 being a dual core or "two cards in one" setup.
Kwould;3650726all info from dailytech.com
*scratches eyes* Oh didnt see that there :p . Anyways, I was planning on getting a GTS 640MB in June but this card looks much better. Hopefully its between the 400-449 range like you said.
Alright, get ready for the 8900GTX as soon as this is released.
There will certainly be a price war starting next month. I have always leaned toward ATI products, but at this point it will be best bang for the buck. If the GTS 640MB drops enough I might get the eVGA Superclocked version.
So howe does the HDx2900XTX compete with 8800GTX?
When they tested the XTX they were using the OEM reference board with the 12" PCB. To say the least, it had problems. The XT was even beating it. It seems that the XTX won't be out on May 14th like the others. They still have work to do on it. But the 2400 and 2600 are supposed to launch at the same time as the 2900XT.