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I'm not trying to be a jerk, but where are the specs/tests (real ones) that show the 2900XT being faster overall than the 8800GTS 640MB? They should be posted in this thread for proof, and general reference.
Well I thought that with so many threads about this going through the forum every week I thought it would be common knowledge, not to mention I have a link in my sig to a HD2900xt Info thread.
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The HD2900XT seems to be faster then the GTS640mb and depending on the program neck and neck with the GTX now that it has the Cat 7.6's

http://www.techspot.com/review/52-as...eon-hd-2900xt/

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Priced at $400, the Radeon HD 2900XT becomes a very good value as this price tag places it alongside the GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB graphics card, which it appears to dispose of in almost every game we tested. This ASUS version that comes with a game bundle is priced around the $450 mark, making it slightly more expensive. Yet still, at this price point we would take the new Radeon HD 2900XT over the GeForce 8800 GTS.
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Every Sapphire I've ever owned has died in 30 days. I know I may be cursed...but beware.
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post #14 of 66
Just felt like posting that I took advantage of the new Sapphire pricing of $374. I should get my card Monday, which is already a few more days than I wanted to wait >.<

Also, I'm pretty sure this is called thread hijacking, but it's semi-relevant. How is Sapphire as a brand? I'm only familiar with Nvidia brands.
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post #15 of 66
An [H] Enthusiast article that's only 2 weeks old showed that the HD 2900XT couldn't even compete with the 8800GTS 320MB in most cases:

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This evaluation is the embodiment of what video card value is to the gamer. We have a video card, the 320 MB GeForce 8800 GTS at around $289 providing a noticeable gameplay experience advantage compared to the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT that costs $409. In some cases the performance gap is very wide (S.T.A.K.E.R. and BF 2142), in other games performance is closer (Oblivion, Lost Planet), but in most cases the 320 MB GeForce 8800 GTS is providing higher framerates than the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT sometimes equating to a better gaming experience.
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The 8800 GTS 320MB video card is $120 less expensive and provides a gaming experience that is equal to or superior to the HD 2900 XT. Not only that, but as our original evaluation proved the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT uses much more power than a GeForce 8800 GTS! The 8800 GTS is simply more efficient both in terms of power and performance.
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We hoped newer driver revisions would improve performance on the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT. With the newer driver we used for this evaluation we did not see any “magic” happen when it comes to real world gaming experiences at resolutions at and above 1600x1200. The ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT is not even a match for even the much less expensive and much less power hungry 320 MB GeForce 8800 GTS.
This article was originally posted by Sladesurfer here.
    
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post #16 of 66
I've heard mostly good and a little bad. A few isolated people like Franken up there seem to get all the bad cards and the rest OC at average or better.
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Let's just hope they aren't losing money at this price.
lol they arent , the most expensive part in the card is the copper for the heatsink
    
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post #18 of 66
I think saphire is the best ATI personally but I agree the 320mb 8800gts is much better bang for buck.
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post #19 of 66
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I want anything, thing x850 just isn't cutting it anymore.
:O I find that my x850xt is still putting out plenty of bang for me...

In BF2 I get GREAT frame rates with everything maxed out running 1024 x 768...Before i upgraded to 2 (then 4 gigs) of ram, i got horrible frame rates in most games, but now with more RAM, I get very nice rates....I'd suggest you maybe throw another 1 gig stick in your puter then see if you want to upgrade still
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An [H] Enthusiast article that's only 2 weeks old showed that the HD 2900XT couldn't even compete with the 8800GTS 320MB in most cases.
A lot can change in 2 weeks such as drivers, if you have seen any of the recent testings you can see that it challenges the Ultra in some cases. Did you read the link that was posted above? It beats the GTS in 7/8 tests in real gameplay and 3dmark.
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