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Are these 2900 Pros actually 2900 GTs?

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December 24, 2007 5:02:09 PM

Now my dad went and bought a PC without a video card and I was surfing around for an option. I saw this and it seemed to be to good to be true.

But then I remembered 2900 PROs had a 512 bit interface when they were released.

Are these actually the much maligned 2900 GTs branded as 2900 Pros?

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December 24, 2007 5:28:45 PM

It looks like they are Pros, because they have the full 320 shader processes that the HD 2900XT and Pros have.
December 24, 2007 5:29:23 PM

2900 pros are just 2900XT's with some streams cut off, you can unlock them in some boards I think.
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December 24, 2007 6:04:47 PM

nope those are full fledged pro's the gt's had 200 something stream processors. these ones have the full 320
December 24, 2007 6:27:30 PM

That is some sort of cross between the HD2900PRO and the HD2900GT. The real PRO has a 512bit bus.
December 24, 2007 10:23:45 PM

there are 2900 GT????
dont you mean "GTO"? o_O

Imean, since when ati started to shot "GT" when the ones using that therm is nvidia? o_O
December 25, 2007 5:21:22 AM

ATI had an X1900GT and GTO hasn't been used by ATI since the X800GTO. The HD 2900GT has been out for a while, it was a very quiet release though.
December 25, 2007 7:36:19 AM


Check that out, that only $5 more than what you listed and has the 512mb bit bus! im buying two of these suckers and crossfiring them on a X38 P5E mobo with a Q6600 its really a steal of a deal $330 for two and think one 8800GT costs that much! not to mention these can be Flashed to XT verisons very simplyy then OC'ed more with the right PSU of course!

Simply the 2900PRO has my win even over the HD 3850 256mb when it comes down it the 2900PRO will more than likely win due to its higher memory and potential clock speeds.

I suggest you hop on that or get a HD3850 remember the 2900PRO require a hell of a lot of juice make sure you can supply it! if not then the HD 3850 is right up your alley.
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December 25, 2007 8:24:38 AM

I saw both cards you are discussing on there, and the one Newegg says is 256bit its link goes to a page that says 512bit and Sapphire's site only has one 2900Pro listed.

But knowing Sappires history, It very well could be 256bit..kinda like the 128bit 9800 Pro vs 256bit 9800 Pro, but you would think there would be more of a price difference....either way i say go for the one that says 512bit since its only 5-6 more
December 25, 2007 8:34:23 AM

You cant just magically turn it from 512bit to 256bit.

It will be 512bit dw.
December 25, 2007 9:19:52 AM

Gravemind123 said:
ATI had an X1900GT and GTO hasn't been used by ATI since the X800GTO. The HD 2900GT has been out for a while, it was a very quiet release though.

errrr...... ati had the x1800 GTO