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ATI HD2900XT and FS2004?

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September 21, 2007 10:43:45 AM


I'm planning to buy ATI HD2900XT, so somebody with mentioned card, please post your oppinion.
I will use at the moment only FS9 with addon scenerys and aircrafts like F1 ATR72,PMDG B737&747, LEVELD 767.
The question is to buy ATI 2900XT or 8800GTS.
I read on some forums that 8800GTS have problems with AA/AF with FS9.
Thanks in advance

Edin Hasanovic

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a c 169 U Graphics card
September 21, 2007 12:12:40 PM

Both cards are good , in some games 8800GTS beats 2900XT , and in some games 2900XT beats 8800GTS ,but 8800GTS runs cooler, quieter and has less power consumption
September 21, 2007 1:31:21 PM

from what i have read flight simulator games are very heavily cpu bound.

the radeon x2900 xt with newer drivers is faster then the 8800 gts and can even rival the 8800 gtx in some games.

if there the same price or close get the radeon. its worth it.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
September 21, 2007 1:58:42 PM

new drivers help the 2900xt to perform better but not in all games ,
September 21, 2007 2:00:54 PM

If you are getting it primarily for Flight simulator, you may want to spend the money on a better CPU to improve performance as the game is heavily dependant on CPU unlike most other games. If you plan on playing other games, go for it, the card is supposed to be great with the new drivers.
September 21, 2007 2:11:17 PM

Thanks guys.
I'm building new PC so the processor will be Intel E6750 with P35 Gigabyte P35-DQ6, with 2Gb DDR800.
The only thing I'm not sure is VGA.
Price is almost the same between ATI 2900XT and 8800GTS 640Mb.
So, I need exact results with FS9.
I prefer ATI, so HD2900XT is my first choice ;-)
So if somebody can post result with FS9.
I will use 22'' Samsung SM226BW

Thanks in advance
September 21, 2007 3:21:21 PM

does the P35 pci-e 2.0 capable?, arent you waiting for the tom pc build result opting for q6600 or e6750?

September 23, 2007 10:22:23 AM


Thanks again.
I prefer E6750 because it is cheaper and I don't see any advantage because right now only few applications supports multi core in right way.
But return to my previous question.
HD2900XT and FS9 ;-))))
a c 169 U Graphics card
September 23, 2007 10:44:06 AM

i couldnt find benchmarks but dont worry it will be fine