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1GB GDDR4 Radeon HD 2900XT next month

Information has reached us that the 1GB GDDR4 version of the Radeon HD 2900XT is going to be available from next month. We don’t have a lot of details at this moment, but at least we can tell you that these cards aren’t vapour ware. The other good news is that the 1GB GDDR4 version will be a 9-inch card, not the 12.4-inch cards as earlier rumours speculated on. However, the 12.4-inch cards are still likely to end up in various systems from the large system integrators, such as Dell, HP and Fujitsu-Siemens. There is still no word if the XTX cards will appear or not, but maybe these new 1GB GDDR4 cards will be clocked higher than the current crop of HD 2900XT cards. We’ll bring you more info as we have it.

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/7593/1...nth/index.html
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YES! GDDR4+1GB= helluva better card than anyoneoutthere woot wooooot
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after seeing denny's results with these, im not really excited at all. seems like the loose timings of gddr4 and the higher heat makes the cards perform about the same. and with the 2900xt not really even competing with the GTS at it's current price (2900xt at $415, GTS at $320) i don't see how a similar performing higher cost part is going to benifit ATI at all.
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They're likely hoping for the "z0mgz0rz!111!!!!!one! 0n3 G1G 0f R@MZ! 1t'Z uB3R L33Tz0rZ!!!!" crowd. You know, the same guys who automatically assumed the Geforce 6200 512mb was better than other cards because it had 512mb of ram. People who thought the 9800pro 256mb was magically superior to the 128mb.

You know, the people who let numbers on a box make their purchasing decision.

You never know though, there really could be some titles that can put that 1 gb to use. Of course, by the time we see them, there'll likely be new cards out anyway.
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Nice!! Now I can get ddr4 instead of 2900xt ddr3 !
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agree
You really like dumping on the new 2900s any chance you get don't you?

You very well may be right, but wait until they come out before you jump to conclusions...
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Any core improvements?
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I hope they are on par with 8800GTX at least, it won't be just AMD who lose out if nvidia gets a monopoly on the market, already we have a taste of this with the 8800 "Ultra".
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You really like dumping on the new 2900s any chance you get don't you?

You very well may be right, but wait until they come out before you jump to conclusions...
HA_ Now I agree with you
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Are these the 80nm cores, or the 65nm cores?

(Numbers might be off, but you get the gist of my question)
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I'm glad I'm poor. Ha. It forces me to wait. I'll be picking up whatever is best by August. And I do hope that they'll be part of the 65nm process.
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