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ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT full review

Submitted by: ZacH @ 03:27 AM | Monday, May 14, 2007 | (url: http://enthusiast...)

The conclusion:

Here is what it boils down to. If the Radeon HD 2900 XT performed exactly on par with the GeForce 8800 GTS in every game, it would still be a loser because it draws nearly 100 more watts of power, meaning it is very inefficient. The facts are though that it doesnt even match the 8800 GTS currently. In every game it slides in underperforming compared to the GeForce 8800 GTS 640 MB, and it does it while drawing a lot more power, as much power or more as an 8800 GTX. Not only that, but a GeForce 8800 GTS 640 MB based video card can now be had for up to $70 cheaper than the Radeon HD 2900 XT. I dont know about you, but a video card that is cheaper, runs a lot faster and draws less energy just seems like the better value to me.

Category: Hardware | 6 Comments
Tags: 2900 ati radeon

05-14-07 - 04:11 AM
The r600 chipset is getting absolutely trounced in those benchmarks. Ouch.
05-14-07 - 02:13 PM
fuck ati
05-14-07 - 11:57 PM
R.I.P ATI
05-15-07 - 04:50 AM
I still have a 9800 Pro. Longest life I've ever gotten out of a video card. Next one is set to be nvidia though.
05-15-07 - 06:53 AM
Just a matter of time before ATI gets a good card out and gets a head ahead of NVIDIA. Then NVIDIA will be doing the same, and then ATI, then NVIDIA... then.. then... then..
05-15-07 - 06:59 PM
Originally posted by Hurricane Harold  
I still have a 9800 Pro. Longest life I've ever gotten out of a video card. Next one is set to be nvidia though.
ya me too. i was hoping to go ATi because i don't want to be stuck with only having intel anh nvidia in a year or so. but, ya, this news isn't good.
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