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Doesnt anyone have the feeling that a 128bit bus on the X2600 series is going to make the card useless? When I read it I thought about a ferrari without an engine or something.
doesnt it have 512? One thread says this, another that. Meh, I'm not believing anything until its released.
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Hopefully the 14th will reveal all, until then I'm not even going to read anymore about it, unless the title says RELEASED or something to that effect.
 
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Looks to me like ZZF has them already for sale! Might want to post in OverClockers News!
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doesnt it have 512? One thread says this, another that. Meh, I'm not believing anything until its released.
There you have a point, untill its out we cant be shure.
But if its out and it is a 128bit bus.. useless
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Well it's Monday, May 14th, and just as I hoped a ton of R600 reviews are up. I've slowly been sifting through them as I dance my mouse pointer over the "Add to Cart" button on the HIS Radeon ATI HD 2900XT page of newegg....

For a long time now I've been looking at what this card is all about and frankly I like what ATI did with it. The G80 is just another video card, whereas the R600 was supposed to be all that and more with it's built-in sound, folding capabilities, and other goodies. This is why I was so set on getting an R600. Seeing these reviews today (some of which made me laugh because of how poorly done their tests were run) and doing a bit more research into how it actually performs has sort of discouraged me from going out and purchasing the first wave. Besides, I remember how horrible the G80's were up until about 3 months after they came out so I'm tempted to hold off for a bit. I really really like how the R600 sounds on paper. But I'm going to give it until June to see how things pan out.

Also, what's with these review places that stack the deck in the 8800GTS's favor?
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Modki: Which review sites?
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Wow there's been so many today. I think I like Tom's Hardware one the best though, gives you an overview of what this card is. It's not just another graphics card. [H] made me wary when they had their test setup with a 680i SLI board and one place I think just faked numbers cuz they couldn't even match my 7900GT's performance in a few games even with the GTX Lol.

I think I'll like my HD 2900XT but I'm just going to give it a week anyways. Always been uneasy about bleeding edge stuff.
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Well it's Monday, May 14th, and just as I hoped a ton of R600 reviews are up. I've slowly been sifting through them as I dance my mouse pointer over the "Add to Cart" button on the HIS Radeon ATI HD 2900XT page of newegg....

For a long time now I've been looking at what this card is all about and frankly I like what ATI did with it. The G80 is just another video card, whereas the R600 was supposed to be all that and more with it's built-in sound, folding capabilities, and other goodies. This is why I was so set on getting an R600. Seeing these reviews today (some of which made me laugh because of how poorly done their tests were run) and doing a bit more research into how it actually performs has sort of discouraged me from going out and purchasing the first wave. Besides, I remember how horrible the G80's were up until about 3 months after they came out so I'm tempted to hold off for a bit. I really really like how the R600 sounds on paper. But I'm going to give it until June to see how things pan out.

Also, what's with these review places that stack the deck in the 8800GTS's favor?
Me to. I read the HArd Forum review and now after wanting this card so bad... I think I will wait for the 2950 revisions.
    
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I got flamed before for saying the smart consumer will wait until the 65nm revisions and honestly I think it still holds true. There's no DX10 games yet. Sure sure there are some in the pipes coming soon but none I want to play so for me moving to DX10 isn't yet a priority.

You can argue all you want that it gives better performance in DX9 also but then look at all the people still using 5 and 6 series cards. Should you be selling them this line? I have a 7900GT this is still pretty good. It's not like I can't run anything on it. I can wait.

Despite all that I'm still getting one of these first week HD 2900XT's and I'll be sure to post on what I get with it. Still ticked about finally having to upgrade my PSU. I guess it was time anyhow.
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