2900pro better price/performance than 8800gt?

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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  1. That's funny - I just posted about those. You beat me to it.
  2. 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).
  3. I'd like to see a benchmark of this card against the HD3850...this 2900PRO looks to have so much potential.
  4. Would a good 760w psu work well with 2x 2900PROs and athlon 6400; well enough to OC gpu/cpu optimally?
  5. My 2900pro runs games well
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. yeah, but for the performance of a 2900Xt for under the price of a 3850 is pretty enticing
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. wow is that a blow out price

    i paid $250 for the same card not a month ago
  12. 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!
  13. 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
  14. So I'm assuming this 2900PRO beats the HD3850? Even an overclocked 3850?
  15. 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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