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The HD 2900XT Info Thread!
Notice: This thread is to help people quickly locate the resources they need after already purchasing the HD 2900XT and to keep them up to date on services and such directly related to the product. If you have any good guides or answers to contribute post them here. Also check out the Discussion thread stickied at the top. Let's keep on topic.



So I'm starting this thread since we really don't have anything useful about these cards here on OCN. If you have some information that might be useful post it up and I'll add it. Thanks for checking it out.

Specs:
  • Model: R600
  • 700 Million Transistors
  • 512bit 8 channel 512MB GDDR3/1024MB GDDR4
  • Core Clock: 742Mhz(3D)
  • Mem Clock: 825Mhz(3D)
  • 320 stream processing units
  • Shader Model 4.0
  • Multi-sample anti-aliasing (up to 8 samples per pixel)
  • Up to 24x Custom Filter Anti-Aliasing (CFAA) for improved quality
  • 2x/4x/8x/16x high quality adaptive anisotropic filtering modes (up to 128taps per pixel)
  • 128-bit floating point HDR texture filtering
  • Physics processing support
  • HDMI output support
  • Supports all display resolutions up to 2560 x 1600
  • Integrated HD audio controller with multi-channel (5.1) AC3 support, enabling a plug-and-play cable-less audio solution
  • PCI Express x16 bus interface
  • OpenGL 2.0 support

Drivers: Latest Official Release is 7.8
ATI Official Drivers XP 32
ATI Official Drivers XP 64
ATI Official Drivers XP MediaCenter
ATI Official Drivers Vista 32
ATI Official Drivers Vista 64

Still no official Linux drivers yet as of 7.9 ATI has sent it's drivers out into the open source world and we should expect to see some good drivers for the HD 2000 series sometime in the middle of October.

Useful Tools:
AMD GPU Clock Tool <- Better for setting clocks
ATITool 0.27 Beta 2 <- Better for setting fans and watching temps.

Volt Mods:
German Volt Mod (will find one in english soon as I see a good one, if you know of one lemme know )

Cooling:
EastCoasthandle's MAZE4/5 Water Cooling Solution <- Cheap Solution, need seperate ram heatsinks.
Koolance's VID 290 Full Coverage Block $90ish
DangerDen 29XT Full Coverage Block $140ish
EK FCR600 Full Coverage Block $130ish

OCN 2900XT Owners and Acheivements:
0rion : (825/1000) 12455 XP
AKAEric : (??????) 16528 XP
Bacchus451 : (860/860) 11946 Vista
binormalkilla : (843/2200) 11656 Vista
CyberDruid : (777/828) 17712 Vista
dr4gon : (875/990) 13442 Vista
gtarmanrob : (850/1100) 12282 XP
Kennymester : (850/885) 10013 XP
Mad_Handlez89 : (Stock) 10356 XP
Modki : (860/900) 12106 Vista
NEvolution : (850/1000) 11118 XP


= 512MB = 1GB

PM me your latest results and I'll try to put them up as soon as possible.

FAQS:
How do I get 3Dmark to work with the HD 2900XT?
Go to the c:\\windows\\system32\\futuremark\\msc directory and rename or delete the file "direcpll.dll" if you install another 3Dmark like 03 or 05 you will have to do this again.

When can I get Team Fortress 2, Portal, and Half Life Episode 2?
October 9th is the official word.

Where can I find out more about the HD 2900XT?
HD 2900XT info
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I love the card, it runs my games quite smooth. I have had some issues with the absolute latest driver release. it causes my card to not be able to display 1440x900. But if i just keep the base 7.5 driver everything is fine. All in all a great card!

EDIT

also has great vista x64 support!
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Stay on topic please. No posts discussing it's performance compared to other cards; no bashing, hashing, flashing, smashing, or otherwise -ashing the HD2900XT (ok, BIOS flashing is allowed); no flaming.

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Did your card come with an adapter for the 8-pin connector?
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I believe the only one that comes with the connector is MSI's version.

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lol @ people who bought the GDDR3 version!!

I like the specs though..
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lol @ people who bought the GDDR3 version!!
What other version was there at the time?

Anyway I'm going to sell mine once the 65nm refresh comes out.
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Has the new drivers increased performance of the HD2900XT dramatically? Last time I read, the card was utter garbage.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Stay on topic please. No posts discussing it's performance compared to other cards; no bashing, hashing, flashing, smashing, or otherwise -ashing the HD2900XT (ok, BIOS flashing is allowed); no flaming.

Thank you.
Hey check it out, boss ^ Straight from Chozart. Start a new thread if you want to bash the HD2900XT, it would certainly be an original thing to do that everyone would want to hear.
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I've finally sold my GTS 320mb and I'm deciding between a 640mb or a HD2900XT. I can afford either, so that doesn't matter. The info I'm looking for is:

I hear tell this card needs some serious power. Can anyone tell me if my power supply will run it fine? Also, I don't have the sort of crazy connectors it is asking for, is there anything to do for that?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002
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