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post #21 of 1286
Hey I just ordered the Sapphire OEM 1GB version. I also found a 6 to 8pin PCIE adapter at Frozencpu:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/60...l?tl=g2c38s427
post #22 of 1286
I'd like to be added to the HD2900XT club

I've got the Sapphire 2900XT, 512mb GDDR3.

3dmark06 score at 860/860 - 11946

It's late, I'll post some proof later on tomorrow.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Akatsuki No Tobi View Post
Has the new drivers increased performance of the HD2900XT dramatically? Last time I read, the card was utter garbage.
i dont know where you heard that but i detect an obvious bias. ive had mine for about a week now and it rocks.
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The new drivers have been increasing performance every time they're released. Unfortuntely for me the 7.6's didn't work out too well.
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I'm using the 7.6 Vista drivers and they are considerably better than their 7.6 XP counterparts.
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This card looks like an interesting upgrade path for P5K owners... I am going to get one...is there a particualr MFR that is best? And does anyone know for sure when the next phase of these is going to release?
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I would say anything except for Diamond and Power Color. I know that the Saphire version comes with 3dMark06 and the MSI version comes with a 6pin to 8pin adapter. My version however didn't come with either. I would say get the cheapest good brand. I would say get the HIS now because it has a good rebate. Oh, and 3rd party cooling is just around the corner.
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post #28 of 1286
Out of curiosity, anyone else try and put their GPU fan to 100%? Mine sounds like a hairdryer, it's unbearable lol But the temps are real nice with it at like 45% speed. I've got it at 860/860 and it idled around 45C. Although it seems like I can't get it to stick to 45% fan speed, it changes whenever I change anything to do with the card, even clocks. Also, while the page was there and it worked in Rivatuner last night, tonight... the entire tab is gone and it doesn't work.
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post #29 of 1286
I just bought a 1gb GDDR4 version for $415 shipped!

Do you absolutely NEED the 8-pin connector for OCing the 1gb version?
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Two 2x3pin PCIe connectors work fine with AMD GPU Clock Tool. I was using it for two days while my new PSU came in. Got a 11.8k 3Dmark06 score like that. I'd imagine it's the same for the 1GB version.
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