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Correct, paul. And, there will be no 8900; skipping straight to 9-Series like they did with the 6-Series.

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When they jump to a new series, it typically means significant changes. I wonder what the 9800GTX has it store for us?

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I bet the 2900 xtx will be just like the 8800 ultra... eg an overclocked 2900 xt, I've been routing for the r600 all this time but after all these disappointments I really wouldn't be surprised if that actually happened.
I doubt it considering we know that 1GB GDDR4 and 65nm processing is available to ATI.
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Seriously, I've always liked ATI and have owned 3 of their cards over the past few years, and they were/are all awesome in their own respects. In fact, my GTX is the first nVidia card I've ever owned.

I find it really sad that ATI hasn't come out with a true, labeled proudly, XTX Flagship model that made us choke on our tongues like when the X1950XTX, X1900XTX, and X1800XTX came out. When those cards came out, we knew ATI meant business and those cards performed as such. I really, really hope this isn't a sign of the future for ATI, and that the delays and performance disappointments as of recent won't be the beginning of the end.

I will buy ATI in the future if they continue on with their previous innovations, but right now I am left wondering what the heck is going on.

Just my
I agree the X1800XTX, X1900XTX, and X1950XTX were the fastest cards of their times. In CrossFire you could run any DirectX 9 game. Even now, X1900 CF or X1950 CF can run any game at 1680x1050 with great FPS and nice AA.

I hope the HD 2900XTX and 2950XTX are powerhouses. I hope they demolish everything, because I know that my X800XL can still run games at 1280x1024 without a problem. If I still had that X800, and didn't upgrade to this GTX, I would definately purchase an HD 2900XTX.

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The box art looks awesome
    
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Wow, just had a couple of conversations. Talk about back and forth. First spoke with ati and they assured me that the cards were available to the general public. They also mentioned that Diamond was the only company distributing them but they would be coming out with their own version soon. I looked around and couldn't find the retail version anywhere.

I then called Diamond. They say that the card is oem ONLY! and that's that. They also insist that this is the only way to get the card and ati assures them that no retail version would be available.

Back on the phone with ati: The next rep I spoke with at ati claimed that the card was indeed oem. When I asked about a retail version, he said that there was no release date as of yet and couldn't verify whether or not the card would become available.
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Wow, just had a couple of conversations. Talk about back and forth. First spoke with ati and they assured me that the cards were available to the general public. They also mentioned that Diamond was the only company distributing them but they would be coming out with their own version soon. I looked around and couldn't find the retail version anywhere.

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im about ready to buy these on ebay
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i thought they ended the xtx name??? and it would just be the 1gb version...i guess not then...
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Was the amount of memory really what was bottlenecking the HD2900XT? It adding more memory boosts its performance to GTX levels, are we going to see 1 GB GTXs on the way too then?
Actually with the latest catalist installment the 2900 XT 512Mb version performs as good and sometimes better then the 8800 GTX (including ultra!) as long as you don't take the resolution too high. Oddly enough counter to AMD CPU their GPU seem to do worse then the competition under high load. Also the 2900 XT doesn't do good with AA but if you can handle turning that down it gets an extreme performance boost.
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post #29 of 38
The XTX was supposed to be a 65nm version of the 2900XT, and as far as this forum is concerned, was scrapped by ATi.
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makes me feel better for ordering a crossfire board, ati is still in the running but it has to do better to snatch the performance crown.
    
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