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ASUS 2900 XT and 8800 Ultra Compared - ASUS 8800 Ultra - Card

Today we take two of the latest graphics cards from ASUS and compare the new HD 2900 XT against the 8800 Ultra.

| Editorials in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 25, 2007 4:00 am

The Card

 

The ASUS offering is the same big card that we saw from XFX and we can also see that ASUS went to a lot of effort to make sure that people could determine that it was their product.

 

 

 

What, you cannot tell? There is a little sticker on the fan that says "ASUS Gaming", can you see it now? The biggest problem is that it doesn't even really stand out that much due to the black on black design. This is pretty much what seems to happen with most high-end cards these days though and this is one of the smallest changes to a reference card we have ever seen before.

 

 

 

Moving around the card one side has the dual PCI Express power connectors and the other end has the dual SLI connectors.

 

 

The I/O is all very standard as well - dual card slot with one for exhaust, two DVI connectors of which both are Dual Link along with TV Out port. It's all very standard though even the top AMD offering has VIVO, it would have been nice to see the Ultra include this too.

 

Clock speeds on this particular model come in at reference speeds which mean 612MHz on the core 1500MHz on the shader clock and 2160MHz DDR on the memory.

 

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