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    2900 XT Reviews

    Has anyone seen anything?

    Isn't the card suppose to come out today?
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    Re: 2900 XT Reviews

    Last edited by solofly; 05-02-2007 at 11:57 AM.

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    Re: 2900 XT Reviews

    This usually happen with launch dates, another push back...

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    Re: 2900 XT Reviews

    So we are expecting reviews + Launch on the same date? Reviewers have the cards in hand already?

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    Re: 2900 XT Reviews

    I'm ready. I saw a chart somewhere of all the different cards. I'll do a GTO or GT version.

    If they push back another month I'm going nvidia again.
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    Re: 2900 XT Reviews

    Hi, reviewers, and some retailers have the cards to test but they are under NDA's at the moment and it's not clear when they end...
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    Re: 2900 XT Reviews

    Just recieved July edition of PC Advisor mag in the UK. Includes review of card.
    Here's the benchmarks (FPS ):

    Company of Heros:
    1024x768 GTS 320=113.5 GTS 640=114.9 2900xt=139.8
    1280x1024 =89.7 =91.8 =122.9
    1600x1200 =68.6 =69.6 =96

    Fear
    1024x768 =117 =118 =116
    1280x960 =79 =82 =86
    1600x1200 =56 =58 =60

    Stalker
    1024x768 =88.8 =102 =118
    1280x1024 =59.6 =87.4 =88.47
    1600x1200 =51.6 =74.5 =74.33

    HL2
    1024x768 =133.2 =139.5 =140.2
    1280x1024 =123.6 =136.2 =136.5
    1600x1200 =97.6 =131.9 =127


    Card tested was Saphire HD2900 Xt, no idea of test system specs.
    Guide price in mag was £249inc VAT.

    Here a link to the review (not a lot of detail and the benches are not on the web site...so you'll have to trust me!)

    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/i...m?reviewid=834

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    Re: 2900 XT Reviews

    what psu was used?

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    Re: 2900 XT Reviews

    No idea of test set up ... sorry the Mag doesnt go into details. Quite a well respected publication in the UK....more trustworthy than some review web sites I've come across!!

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    Re: 2900 XT Reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by solofly View Post
    LOL! All this waiting and it loses to the 8800


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    Re: 2900 XT Reviews

    FUD stands for F'ed Up Data, Right


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    Re: 2900 XT Reviews

    Hi, to which 8800 are you referring to? The 2900XT is a competitor to the gts, both variants, not the gtx or the ultra...
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    Re: 2900 XT Reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by cuke2u View Post
    Hi, to which 8800 are you referring to? The 2900XT is a competitor to the gts, both variants, not the gtx or the ultra...
    ChrisC
    With all this waiting, I was expecting it to be on top of any varient of the 8800.

    It was going to be my next upgrade.


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    Re: 2900 XT Reviews

    The question is how well will it be priced?

    $489.00 Yuck!

    Not my kind of card.
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    Re: 2900 XT Reviews

    We are normally ripped off in the UK pricewise (eventhough rate is roughly $2 to £1 tech items are often $1=£1 so I guess you'll get it in the US for more like $275-300!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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