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    HIS Radeon HD 2900 Pro 512MiB Limited Edition

    There's a new GPU in town, and its job is to pistol-whip the GeForce 8800 GTS 320 in to submission.
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    Re: HIS Radeon HD 2900 Pro 512MiB Limited Edition

    why do you test the nividia and ATI graphics cards on different motherboards? It gives an incorrect skew for the results?


    It would be interesting to see the results for newer games as well - World in Conflict especially.

    But it looks like good value for £175.

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    Re: HIS Radeon HD 2900 Pro 512MiB Limited Edition

    I'd definitely like to see these with newer games: nothing's really struggling at sensible resolutions with these older ones.

    I'd like to ask about the sense of starting with 1600x1200 in these reviews - people who can buy monitors which do 1600x1200/1900x1200/2560x1600 aren't going to be looking at £175 cards to play games with, are they?

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    Re: HIS Radeon HD 2900 Pro 512MiB Limited Edition

    It's nice to see ATi bringing out a competative part, it also means that those of us who want an Intel chipset motherboard finally have a mid-range card that has the potential of Crossfire in the future.

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    Re: HIS Radeon HD 2900 Pro 512MiB Limited Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Barkotron View Post
    people who can buy monitors which do 1600x1200/1900x1200/2560x1600 aren't going to be looking at £175 cards to play games with, are they?
    Why not, you can get a 1680*1050 (near enough 1600x1200) 21.6" monitor from Scan for £155 delivered, or a 1920*1200 24" monitor for £261...
    Last edited by schmunk; 05-10-2007 at 01:06 PM.

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    Re: HIS Radeon HD 2900 Pro 512MiB Limited Edition

    Tweaktown have a review with some more games tested: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1189/1

    The headline for me is that the 2900 pro seems to outperform the 8800gts 320 in pretty much all games, however the nvidia takes less of a hit for AA and AF.

    I'd say that for upcoming DX10 games, AA and AF aren't going to be a realistic option with either of these cards. That being the case, the 2900 should provide better framerates.

    Woo! AMD is finally back to producing something i might buy!

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    Re: HIS Radeon HD 2900 Pro 512MiB Limited Edition

    aargh - and i just decided to finally take the plunge and now have a shiny 8800GTS delivered.. my timing, as usual, is awful....

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    Re: HIS Radeon HD 2900 Pro 512MiB Limited Edition

    I'm happy with the screen resolutions used in these tests but I do feel the games used in benchmarking need to be refreshed. I'd find these reviews more useful and relevant if Hexus began covering a range of DX9 and 10 titles under both XP and Vista; these are DX10 capable cards after all and testing only in XP/DX9 is somewhat limiting.
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    Re: HIS Radeon HD 2900 Pro 512MiB Limited Edition

    I have just noticed that the shader clock is half that of the nvidias, 600 compared to 1188. I cant help but think that if it was doubled the 2900 would be much better than the 8800 series, have amd/ati given a reason or explanation why it is so low?

    If this has been covered before can someone point me to where it is mentioned please.

    p.s. i'm sticking with my ATI 9600 pro agp x8, it can play pretty much anything i throw at it, except for jericho (shader level ain't good enough), and it gets 45fps in FEAR 1.08 at 800x600 in medium and thats plenty good enough for me.

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    Re: HIS Radeon HD 2900 Pro 512MiB Limited Edition

    LMAO at ATI this is there 2nd attemp in almost a year to beat the 8800 and it still hasnt worked

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    Re: HIS Radeon HD 2900 Pro 512MiB Limited Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Breezey View Post
    LMAO at ATI this is there 2nd attemp in almost a year to beat the 8800 and it still hasnt worked
    I would rather imagine that from this point onwards, ATI will sell more 2900Pros than Nvidia will sell 8800GTS 320MBs, unless Nvidia drop their price.

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    Re: HIS Radeon HD 2900 Pro 512MiB Limited Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by merlin2001 View Post
    aargh - and i just decided to finally take the plunge and now have a shiny 8800GTS delivered.. my timing, as usual, is awful....
    I know how you feel, I just did the same with my ps3... oh well....
    Anyway, great card, means I've got a tricky choice between that and the 8800 now.

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    Re: HIS Radeon HD 2900 Pro 512MiB Limited Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by schmunk View Post
    I would rather imagine that from this point onwards, ATI will sell more 2900Pros than Nvidia will sell 8800GTS 320MBs, unless Nvidia drop their price.
    Aha! I was right!


    (although not perhaps for the reason I expected)

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    Re: HIS Radeon HD 2900 Pro 512MiB Limited Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Breezey View Post
    LMAO at ATI this is there 2nd attemp in almost a year to beat the 8800 and it still hasnt worked
    well its designed to beat the 8800gts and it seems to have done tbh

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