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Pros: Nice heatsink, bright fan color, but several CRITICAL hardware issues that no driver updates can fix.

Cons: I purchased two HD2900XT cards for a crossfire setup. A HUGE MISTAKE!! I immediately noticed a low frame rate when anti-aliasing was enabled. I tested many games and actually found my old Radeon X1900XTX setup to run faster in several cases. I also noticed severe problems with image quality. Half-life 2, Oblivion and many newer games had blurry HUDs, fuzzy text, washed out textures, some artifacts, rendering errors, objects not rendered properly. To sum it up, it looks TERRIBLE. In comparison, my X1900s had a much sharper IQ. This is unacceptable. Secondly, the Radeon HD 2900 XT does not have hardware or software HD acceleration. UVD hardware video processing was falsely advertised by AMD for this card. They totally misled customers on this one. I think this whole R600 release is a complete fiasco. I wish I had done more research before wasting $440 x 2 on this flawed product. Don’t make the same mistake.


Other Thoughts: AMD confirmed they used shaders and not ROPs (hardware) to resolve anti-aliasing on the HD 2900XT. This design flaw is causing the poor performances I've seen when enabling AA in games. Using shader AA instead of ROP AA was a poor design decision that no driver updates or patches will ever correct. This piece of hardware is flawed from the start and doomed to a quick death. Should AMD recall their Radeon HD 2900 XT cards now and offer a replacement product to deceived customers, or better yet, refresh their product line in a couple of months and entice customers to purchase a "working" product next time? I smell Lawsuits waiting to happen…









Hmmmmmmmmm.


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He should of done his research is right, AMD didn't advertise at all what he said, it was the reviewers who assumed so.
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He should of done his research is right, AMD didn't advertise at all what he said, it was the reviewers who assumed so.
AMD/ATI partners did advertise it though due to poor/mis communication of specs.
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Stupid people say stupid things.
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I never ever listen to anything anyone on Newegg ever says about anything ever...

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AMD/ATI partners did advertise it though due to poor/mis communication of specs.
Yes, they did lead it on, but I wouldn't think a law suit could base it off of what they said. Or did they actually accidently say so?
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The HD 2900XT doesn't need UVD. It's stream processors do the work.
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Yes, they did lead it on, but I wouldn't think a law suit could base it off of what they said. Or did they actually accidently say so?
Actually, lawsuit can be brought upon them. Customer does not care who said what.... whatever is printed on the box is all that matters to them. That is why legal, marketing, and technical dept all should have approved of the packaging.... Not sure if anyone will but it is possible.
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Actually, lawsuit can be brought upon them. Customer does not care who said what.... whatever is printed on the box is all that matters to them. That is why legal, marketing, and technical dept all should have approved of the packaging.... Not sure if anyone will but it is possible.
Whoa, it was on the packageing? Well the company who boxed it ect. (ie. Sapphire, HIS, ect) are most likely liable and AMD could also depending on.

Anyways, back on topic. Never trust just one review. If I can't get an answere on a product here or on a trusted review site, I go through all the reviews and get the general review status on it, taking note of worst cases on the reviews (which are more then likely their fault, but just in case type of thing).
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I'll be damned it says UVD right on my box
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