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HIS 2900GT on newegg for $197 USD!!!

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November 7, 2007 3:22:59 AM

I just saw the new HIS Hightech H290GT256DDN-R Radeon HD 2900GT for sale on newegg,com for $197 USD before shipping!

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November 7, 2007 4:10:06 AM

Half the bus rate, half the video memory, reduced stream half the price...No thanks, I'm keeping my 8800GTS 320mb.

This is obviously the instant response to Nvidia's 8800GT, and in my opinion, it may be worth it, considering the slightly inflated prices of the 8800GT.
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November 7, 2007 12:07:01 PM

The 2900gt seems to fall short behind the 8800gt but for 70$ less what do you expect......
November 7, 2007 12:23:57 PM

I think this will be competition for the lower end of the gamer market. Newegg has several 8600's and 2600's in various trim going for close to 200... Agreed also that it's something, anything to release while the new 8800gt is price gouging and wowing us all at the same time.
November 7, 2007 12:42:43 PM

Its not worth its price. The x1950Pro is a much better value.
November 7, 2007 12:45:25 PM

Wait a week and get an RV670 for similarly low price!
November 7, 2007 12:47:15 PM

It seems unplayable with Crysis
November 7, 2007 12:48:36 PM

The x1950 XT is at the same price and by looking at the Firing Squad review.... a better card.
November 7, 2007 1:17:50 PM

vaker5 said:
The 2900gt seems to fall short behind the 8800gt but for 70$ less what do you expect......

For $200, I expect it to clearly beat the $100-$120 X1950pro/8600GTS.
I'm not paying $80-$100 for give/take 1fps.

Reduce the Price about 40% to the low $100s range and it will be priced to match the cards it compete against in performance.
November 7, 2007 2:20:42 PM

pauldh said:
Firingsquad happened to get a HD2900GT into their 8800GT preview. More often than not the X1950 pro managed to hang even with it.

Too Little, Too Late, and Too expensive right now.

Good post. But that GT sucks. Even my old x1950XT can beat it.
I hope see better from the 3800XT.
November 7, 2007 4:48:19 PM

It's priced to compete with the 8600GTS and to be fair it does that well. It's not suppose to be a contender for the High end market. The 2900GT does not offer anything over the x1950pro for DX9 gaming just like the 8600GTS does not offer anything over cheaper 7 series cards for DX9. They both offer DX10 gaming on a budget even if they will never be able to play such games to there potential.
It's on the late side admittedly, but this section of the market (mid-range) is rather popular so it makes good business sense for ATI to compete here :) 
November 7, 2007 5:13:40 PM

The problem is that the 8600GTS comes in much much lower.
About $50 less AR for some of the better cards.

In a couple weeks ATI will hopefully have some more cards that should fit better price wise.

At this point the 1950pro is the ATI card to get.
Less money. More Power.