Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike
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.
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
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.