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I wonder if your PD will bottleneck the card
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Yeah, I am confident the XTX is not going to be released before the 65nm die shrink. That will give AMD time to look at their routing and hardware and fix whatever the issue was with the 80nm samples.

Looking at the latest review of the XT on the news section, hopefully I can find some newer drivers that offer a performance gain to what was originally released at launch.
I believe the issue was with GDDR4 memory, odd considering the XT has no problems...
 
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I wonder if your PD will bottleneck the card
The testbench is on my friends new system. His personal system is the following:
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That hopefully will relieve the bottleneck.

He doesn't own a ton of games. Just the Half-Life games (Source, DoD, Deathmatch, Lost Coast), SupCom, 2142. He will probably post synthetic benches. I only have the games he has, too. =\\ No stalker or Oblivion. *tear*
    
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I believe the issue was with GDDR4 memory, odd considering the XT has no problems...
Correct me if im wrong!
I thought the 2900xt was ddr3!
 
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Correct me if im wrong!
I thought the 2900xt was ddr3!
It is, but we're talking about the XTX, the XTX has GDDR4
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It is, but we're talking about the XTX, the XTX has GDDR4
Man once again read his quoted post in my post
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I believe the issue was with GDDR4 memory, odd considering the XT has no problems
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Yeah, I am confident the XTX is not going to be released before the 65nm die shrink. That will give AMD time to look at their routing and hardware and fix whatever the issue was with the 80nm samples.

Looking at the latest review of the XT on the news section, hopefully I can find some newer drivers that offer a performance gain to what was originally released at launch.

I believe the issue was with GDDR4 memory, odd considering the XT has no problems...
Ye but the confusion is higher up the thread.

And also the XTX isn't released, it has been fully stated that it will be an OEM only model, at least in the 2900/r600 series anyway.
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It is, but we're talking about the XTX, the XTX has GDDR4
Mhill made the comment as if the XT had Gddr4. However, I am also confused because I thought the X1950 had DDR4 versions, too.

I think something was just really messed up with the XTX in general, but I dont know specifically what.

If you guys have requests for something, or want specific pictures, just lemme know ahead of time. Again, im leaving at about 5 today and wont be on a computer all weekend to respond to emails, so get questions in now.

Also, this is the OEM version, so its HELLA long, 12".....yikes.
    
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X1950XTX have GDDR4. The 2900XT has GDDR3.
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does the xtx have more texture filtering units? According to x-bitlabs, the 16 units the xt have is really bottlenecking the card's performance.


"Unfortunately, ATI decided to load the code-named R600 GPU with only 16 texture filtering units and 16 render back ends, which limits performance in a number of games, which is sad, as the chip features 512-bit memory bus and can definitely offer exceptional performance with FSAA enabled."

Source: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid..._20.html#sect0
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