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Don't know if this is posted i haven't seen it. Here is the link http://www.****************/reviews....e_hd_2900_xt/1
overclock3d .net is the site

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The Sapphire HD 2900 XT is a nice card and the 2900 XT is, in my eyes, a good solid release from ATI/AMD. In our game tests the results were mixed with the ATI offering often beating the nVidia 8800's out of the door as regards FPS, especially in Oblivion. The HD2900 XT also showed it's colours in the Futuremark suite, scoring some nice numbers there.

However, one does wonder if it was enough to release a card that merely competed with nVidia's mid-high range cards. It's certainly left the market wide open, giving customers more choice, but has it given them motivation to buy an ATI branded product? I'm not so sure.

Looking at bundle and pricing, the card stands out here. With a great bundle for what you are paying it's sure to grab a few people's attention. The fantastic software on offer will tempt those looking for the complete bundle and at around £240ish (see recommended retailers below), you are getting decent value for money.
    
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For once theres something nice to say about the 2900XT. Everyone seems to think is sucks...I want one.
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I don't know what is happening

P.S. I wrote it manually and this is what you get >> http://www.****************/reviews....e_hd_2900_xt/1
    
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http://www.****************/reviews....e_hd_2900_xt/1 Trying my luck.. see if this works

edit: wow, it doesnt... Its overclock 3d . net , just take out spaces.

Hope I was allowed to do that....
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None of the posted links work for me. ***?
I will be getting one of these soon, so I wonder how it performs.....I may wait for the 65nm versions....hoping less power leakage.
http://www.****************/reviews....e_hd_2900_xt/8
I dunno...it censored my URL too. Just google the first paragraph and it's the first hit at ****************
I guess OCN admins don't like that site That was an issue at guru3d forums, where their immature dork proprietor censored every single reference to Tweaktown forums. What are we in Nazi Germany!
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The one major difference you will notice in the HD 2900 XT is that there is a heatsink wrapped around the rear of the card. Undoubtedly this is to cool the memory, power management chips and take heat away from the PCB. This is actually very effective and the 2900XT is certainly a lot less hot than it's 8800GTS/GTX rival.
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Pro's

+ Good solid performance
+ Cool running card
+ Great looking
+ Excellent bundle
+ Decent overclocking
Well I'll be darned!
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Overclock 3d + OCN = No No.
    
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Well, this is it. I really hope im not doing something wrong. Sorry beforehand if it is.

It is a valid review, so Im not sure why the censorship is there.
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Overclock 3d + OCN = No No.
what do you mean by that ?
    
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what do you mean by that ?
I do not know why but oc3d has been censored from ocn for a while. It has happened before but I do not know the reason.
    
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Having said that, the cooler on the 2900XT is well designed with everything cooler that needs to be. There is a pretty chunky piece of copper contacting with the core and ATI seems to have used a decent amount of good quality thermal paste on the core itself. Reaching 45°C idle and 57°C loaded up with ATI Tool and RTHDRIBL (ambient 23°C), the cooler does it's job and those heatpipes are effective at removing the heat.
Wow I have heard from 2900xt owners that the card doesn't run as hot as some people say (I guess NVidia lovers...) but I officially wash my hands of that nonsense. THere is nothing wrong with those temps!
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