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2900pro better price/performance than 8800gt?

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December 24, 2007 4:40:13 PM

after ordering my new computer, i saw this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102706

at first, i thought they might have mismarked it, 512mb, 512bit, and frequencies slightly under that of a 2900xt for $165 ?!?!

i looked up a review at tweaktown

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1189/his_radeon_hd_2900_pro_512mb_early_test/index.html

and it performed better than the 8800gts 320, and almost as good as the 2900XT!

with the price of the 8800gts 512 still above $300, two of these 2900pros' in crossfire would be the same price, and still outperform the gts512(probably)

i think i might send back my 8800gt and order two of these for xfire

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December 24, 2007 5:02:58 PM

That's funny - I just posted about those. You beat me to it.
December 24, 2007 5:21:41 PM

Yea, but if you might need a new PSU unless you have one powerful enough to run them in cross fire (That card is really power hungry) and so the price comes out the same as SLI'ing 2 gt's (Assuming you get a nice PSU that wont crap out on you, or burn you cards).

But than on the other hand, if you don't mind it being a tad slower than the gt, this thing is freken awesome for the price... Heck you can even get the 1gig version ( But I've read they are not too much better than the 512).
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December 24, 2007 5:25:42 PM

I'd like to see a benchmark of this card against the HD3850...this 2900PRO looks to have so much potential.
December 24, 2007 8:35:02 PM

Would a good 760w psu work well with 2x 2900PROs and athlon 6400; well enough to OC gpu/cpu optimally?
December 24, 2007 8:43:42 PM

My 2900pro runs games well
December 24, 2007 9:00:14 PM

A good 760watt power supply should work fine. Then again that does depend on what else you run. If you are running 4 or 5 hard drives it makes a difference. You may also want to check and see what your motherboard recommends that you have for it. Different parts means different drain.
December 24, 2007 10:34:45 PM

Don't even look at a 2900Pro. Go 3850 or 3870 if anything. You will regret it if you do. The power usage is unacceptable with the 2900 cards. I have a 2900XT so I'm speaking from experience. The 3850/70 cards are more refined and you will appreciate the UVD capabilities when you watch any video of any type. Don't get the PRO!
December 24, 2007 11:30:50 PM

yeah, but for the performance of a 2900Xt for under the price of a 3850 is pretty enticing
December 25, 2007 1:30:57 AM

You think a Corsair 520W will be able to power a single 2900PRO?

im looking at doing a new cheap build for under 700 Dollars and this Cards fits the bill! was looking at the 3850 256mb but this cards tech specs equal/beat plus i know how to OC/Flash cards so there is a possiblity of 2900PRO becoming an XT!
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December 25, 2007 2:49:03 AM

Xazax310 said:
You think a Corsair 520W will be able to power a single 2900PRO?

im looking at doing a new cheap build for under 700 Dollars and this Cards fits the bill! was looking at the 3850 256mb but this cards tech specs equal/beat plus i know how to OC/Flash cards so there is a possiblity of 2900PRO becoming an XT!

Corsair hx520w PSU will handle ANY single GPU on the market. As long as you aren't having like 12 HDD's and a bunch of other things.
December 25, 2007 2:59:10 AM

wow is that a blow out price

i paid $250 for the same card not a month ago
December 25, 2007 3:01:41 AM

i am going to crossfire these babies

at $250 for the fist and $170 for the second

$410 and my p5w-dh 975 mobo should rock - its old but its cool with a x6800 clocked at 3.75ghz just under 400fsb

ya its old school but not so old!
December 25, 2007 3:03:21 AM

you need a solid 25-30 amps on 12 for these cards

do not look at the watts - 520 seems low but corsair 520 has a high 12v rating

you should be fine as long as you do not have a quad core or alot of hard drives
December 25, 2007 3:08:48 AM

So I'm assuming this 2900PRO beats the HD3850? Even an overclocked 3850?
December 25, 2007 3:54:30 AM

wow im thinking about Cross firing these babies too. 2x 2900PRO 512mb/512mb bit bus for $329 that about as much as A SINGLE 8800GT goes for!

mmm Get a Q6600 and a X38 P5E and flash those cards to XT and you have on killer system that costs you about as much as a 8800Ultra!

I hope they dont lose stock on these.. this sounds like a great deal..
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