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Since this review came a bit later than the others, it is not subjected to the driver issues and the inconsistencies that plague the early reviews. Sure, there are driver bugs, but somewhat less imho.

The results are a lot more comprehensive. They have made tests focused on each of the GPU units: Pixel shader tests, vertex and geometry shader tests, texture and render back-end focused tests. I personally find this review like a synthesis of all the other ones, while being more "professional" and more thoroughly argumented.

Here's the review: Xbitlabs.com
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post #2 of 13
Hmmm, it seems the HD 2900 XT's performance woes are more due to drivers than some people originally thought. Even though the GTX took 1st in all but 1 occasion, for the most part the 2900 held in there. The complete lack of performance in some games like STALKER were obvious driver problems. Maybe it is turning out to be a good value at $400 after all.
    
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Im glad to see that the HD 2900 tied or beat out the 8800GTS in most catagories. However, as has been said before, we really dont know anything for sure untill some real DX10 games hit the shelves
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The vast majority of people suspected drivers, the only people that didn't were the nVidia fanboys and I am sure they will turn up soon to flame me and ATi.
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it obviously is drivers when some games are great, and others are lower than the 1950xt...when some good new drivers come out this card should be better than the 8800GTS 640, but its 100 dollars more...
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Originally Posted by mcogan10 View Post
it obviously is drivers when some games are great, and others are lower than the 1950xt...when some good new drivers come out this card should be better than the 8800GTS 640, but its 100 dollars more...
its mostly the same price as the GTS. Way cheaper then GTX and nearly as fast.
I think if new drivers keep upping the speed this may touch GTX speed
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it obviously is drivers when some games are great, and others are lower than the 1950xt...when some good new drivers come out this card should be better than the 8800GTS 640, but its 100 dollars more...
8800gts use to be over $400, Like the 8800gts, the prices will drop.
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Not bad at all. I planned to pick this up and now I have more of a reason. Held its own rather nicely.
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Since this review came a bit later than the others, it is not subjected to the driver issues and the inconsistencies that plague the early reviews. Sure, there are driver bugs, but somewhat less imho.

The results are a lot more comprehensive. They have made tests focused on each of the GPU units: Pixel shader tests, vertex and geometry shader tests, texture and render back-end focused tests. I personally find this review like a synthesis of all the other ones, while being more "professional" and more thoroughly argumented.

Here's the review: Xbitlabs.com
if that's right about prey, than my 7900GS is so close to it on 1280x1024 .

I'm running 1440x900 with Vsync and I'm 60 frames Flatout all the time
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post #10 of 13
Here I got a review. HD 2900's kick ass!!

HYA!



Soon as I get 3dmark06 working right I'll be taking names and kicking ass.
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