ATI Radeon HD 2900 XTX, Doomed from the Start

The guys over at DailyTech were able to pit the ATI flagship Radeon HD 2900 XTX against NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 GTX. The results aren't pretty. AMD's flagship ATT Radeon HD 2900 XTX fails to usurp the GeForce 8800 GTX's performance crown.

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Marriot VP4195d ago

wow that's surprising, why would ati release an inferior product after months with the 8800.

And DANG, those things are huge, they stretch across your case their so big. But I'll never pay anymore than 200$ for a video card because I have my...

360 + halo 3 + gears + mass effect + assassins creed + and more

Not to say PS3 buyers don't have something, I just like the 360's line up more for my own personality.

gta_cb4195d ago

yeh i agree, and my graphics card in my pc is fine with me, its an ATI Radeon X800 GTO PowerColour and when it starts getting a bit on the slower side compared to what i need with the games, i will just overclock it hehe

Rooted_Dust4195d ago

Any $500 card can drop below $200 given a years time, which is usually the wisest move.

gta_cb4195d ago

that sucks but im waiting for the ... i think its the R600? well i cant wait for it :P

hfaze4195d ago

Although after comparing the specs on the GeForce 8800 chipset and the R600 chipset, this performance gap HAS to be due to bad ATI drivers... Which is an issue they're notorious for... (especially if you're a Linux user stuck with an ATI graphics chipset...)

I would give them a year or so to straighten out the driver issues before taking the plunge.

Leathersoup4195d ago (Edited 4195d ago )

Unfortunately this same online magazine showed the ATI walking all over the Nvidia a couple of days ago.

Also look at the following link. Evidence that the ATI is doing quite a bit better than the Nvidia while running Crysis. Note the lower amount of memory being used by the ATI.

BIadestarX4195d ago

NVidea is learning to use the same marketting techniques as Sony. No wonder they work toguether to make the PS3. I'm sure Nvidea has something to do with this report. I'll say, wait until both cards hit the market and which one is better will become obvious.

shotty4195d ago

As I said before Direct X 10 cards are meant for Direct X 10 games, they wont be all that powerful running direct X 9 games. Put in crysis or fligth sim 10 and compare the FPS, there are also the fact that they are using a driver for an unreleased product while Nvidia had 5 months after launch to fix up their drivers.

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