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ATI's Radeon HD 2900 XT benchmarked, trumps NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 GTS

Submitted by: Rooster! @ 12:17 PM | Tuesday, April 24, 2007 | (url: http://www.engadg...)

Although preliminary testing proved that ATI's R600 architecture wasn't messing around, DailyTech added another layer of proof to the pudding as it benchmarked a bonafide Radeon HD 2900 XT against NVIDIA's 640MB GeForce 8800 GTS. The DirectX 10-capable card is a notch above the HD 2600 XT that was snapped in the wild, and the tested unit featured 320 stream processors, 512MB of GDDR3 RAM, a dual-slot "blower-type heat sink," dual dual-link DVI ports, and a serious desire to crank out impressive FPS numbers. While the marks weren't the end-all answer to the ATI vs. NVIDIA question, the Radeon managed to best its opponent in every single trial.


04-24-07 - 12:29 PM
After reading the comments in the article, the benchmarks seem to be worthless. I didn't realize that it was all tested at 1280x1024.

Just going to have to wait for a proper review (Anandtech).
04-24-07 - 01:28 PM
Yeah, Anandtech is just about the only place I trust for proper benchmarks.

Isn't the HD 2900 XT the card that's supposed to go against the 8800 GTX, or is it the HD 2900 XTX? Damn model numbers.
04-24-07 - 01:30 PM
Yeah, nevermind. The XTX is the one I was thinking of. The benchmarks are mildly interesting then.
04-24-07 - 02:58 PM
I guess it was pretty obvious a card released almost a year later would be faster....(and not that much faster wtf)
04-24-07 - 04:39 PM
Video Card Fanboi-ism has been eclipsed by console fanboi-ism of late. Hopefully this news will bring it back with a passion.
04-24-07 - 10:00 PM
Originally posted by fedex  
Video Card Fanboi-ism has been eclipsed by console fanboi-ism of late. Hopefully this news will bring it back with a passion.
there's always been fanboi's for video cards way more than consoles.

That said, i'll never buy ati even though i like amd. ;p
04-25-07 - 01:49 AM
It seems like they're trying to trump up the results. I'll wait for a reputable benchmark.
04-25-07 - 12:59 PM
HardOCP has some good benchmarking as well, but ATI is still chasing the big dog.
04-25-07 - 10:34 PM
Originally posted by Hurricane Harold  
Yeah, Anandtech is just about the only place I trust for proper benchmarks.

Isn't the HD 2900 XT the card that's supposed to go against the 8800 GTX, or is it the HD 2900 XTX? Damn model numbers.
Daily Tech is part of Anandtech, its just focused on news more than reviews and in depth articles.
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