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Free X2900XTXs: The best crossfire that never was

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Just thought I would share my interesting day.

My friend got me 2 X2900XTX's (yes, the ones that were not released) for free today. Found them in his work's scrap pile.
















I tried them both out, which took a lot of finagling with my water cooling. Both are shot . Oh well, they will make neat ornaments for my desk at work on monday.

Hopefully he will be able to grab me a working one at some point, but all the same it was a nice gesture.


What should I do with them? (But does it blend?)
    
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There was no rumors of HD 2900XTX's that I heard.
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I think those are just XT's.
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omg, lol. use them as belt buckels
    
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find out whats wrong and fix them or rma
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I think those are just XT's.
No way man, those are 2900XTX's. They come at a core speed of 750 MHz i believe (a beastly overclock of 7 MHz!)

They also have a slightly different fan configuration. If you look at your 2900's you'll see three holes on the end, they are mounting holes for a fan on the end.
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nice pics
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No way man, those are 2900XTX's. They come at a core speed of 750 MHz i believe (a beastly oververclock of 7 MHZ!)

They also have a slightly different fan configuration. If you look at your 2900's you'll see three holes on the end, they are mounting holes for a fan on the end.
ATi decided not to MAKE the 2900xtx, not just not realease it. Unless your friend works at ATi reasearch or somthing, those are just XT's. Perhaps it's just a factory-overclocked XT.
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post #9 of 37
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I am fairly certain they are XTXs, because my friend brought a working one home for the weekend a few months back (probably May).


I have looked into RMA but the S/N and P/N dont match any on record, because they are engineering sampels. If you notice the pic of the core, there is NOTHING on the die.


BTW: My friend works for a computer manufacturer that is very tight with ATI. They get lots of eng. samples for their new products. They got a 3870 X2 about a week before launch.
    
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post #10 of 37
wanna sell them?
i already have 2 dead pcie 6800 ultras on the wall, id love some 2900's
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