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However, it is also pretty clear that despite their best attempts, ATI/AMD are still playing catch-up to a video card NVIDIA launched almost 7 months ago. Coming close in one benchmark (3DMark06) out of 13 is not exactly what we could call a triumphant return to the prowess that ATI enjoyed at the top of the graphics performance world.
http://hardware.gotfrag.com/portal/story/38332/?spage=1
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From this information, it is clear that the Radeon HD 2900 parts, 512MB and XTX versions included, are competitive with the top of the line offerings from NVIDIA
XTX versions??? Huh?

Edit - It's nice to see a review on these cards, but it's a little strange. Some of the charts include the Ultra's in SLI, some of them don't. Some include the Ultra, but no GTX. It's like they're cherry-pickign the results and displaying only what they want to show.

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Futhermore, you will notice when we get to the meat of this review that there are many tests that do not include the same sampling of video cards. This is because several of the benchmarks were not available to us while testing certain cards, and certain cards were not available to us when using certain benchmarks. It is an unfortunate consequence of jumping on these opportunities to review cards before we are really prepared to, and we sincerely apologize for this. However, to make it up to you we will be publishing a full review of these cards in our entire benchmark suite sometime in the future. For now, we feel that what we have assembled here is more than comprehensive enough to base decisions off of.
I'm just trying to understand...how could certain benchies for certain cards suddenly be unavailable?




And I'm pretty sure the 1GB is not officially supported by ATI. This is something other manufacturers like PC Partners and Diamond are doing.
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That review is put together so badly :S

meh until its actualie released it dosent matter.
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I haven't gone through the entire review, but I jumped ahead the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Call of Juarez benchmarks.

Why are they showing us HD 2900XT CF vs HD 2900XT performance? I want to see its performance side-by-side with 8800GTS or 8800GTXs!
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This review is just plain bizarre.
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Shady......
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It doesn't look legit and feels like it was all hashed together in five minutes.
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It doesn't look legit and feels like it was all hashed together in five minutes.
Lol Completely agree. What the heck are they talking about:s
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Lol Completely agree. What the heck are they talking about:s
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XTX versions??? Huh?

Edit - It's nice to see a review on these cards, but it's a little strange. Some of the charts include the Ultra's in SLI, some of them don't. Some include the Ultra, but no GTX. It's like they're cherry-pickign the results and displaying only what they want to show.



I'm just trying to understand...how could certain benchies for certain cards suddenly be unavailable?




And I'm pretty sure the 1GB is not officially supported by ATI. This is something other manufacturers like PC Partners and Diamond are doing.
QFT

And what you say about the 1GB not being supported by ATI is somewhat correct. Obviously ATI tried to get the 1GB version out, but they couldn't deliver the stability needed. This type of thing happens a lot with some nVidia companies. Gainward, for example, always goes against nVidia's design plans and just slaps whatever the hell they seem fit onto a PCB. Its pretty awesome. For example, the 512mb version of the 7900GS. Also, there are lots of companies that have 512mb versions of the 7600GT (IIRC) when nVidia only officially released designs for the 256mb version.


Edit: The review is very very shaky, but one thing i can conclude from it is the 2900XTX seems to be slower than the 2900XT 1GB and barely faster than the 2900XT 512MB

Edit # 2: Heres there reason for missing info
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It was not easy bringing you this first glimpse of the Diamond Viper Radeon HD 2900XT 1024MB video cards. A few short days and a couple of sleepless nights were needed to bring you the content you see, but as you can tell, there is a lot more information that needs to be presented. We were unable to test every game on every card, and we were unable to test any card but the HD 2900XT 1GB in Vista thanks to an ungodly devastating system crash.
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