And for a while there we were wondering if it'd ever see the light of day. Finally AMD/ATI pull the curtains on their first of the next-gen DirectX 10 based R600 family today, this being the now current flagship HD 2900 XT.
Specs wise, this card is quite the beast indeed, with its 740MHz GPU clock and 825MHz on the memory (which is 512MBs worth of GDDR3 on a 512-bit interface). HDCP is also possible via a HDMI adapter across the full lineup of HD family cards.
For all the coverage on HD 2900 XT including benchmark comparisons against its rival (NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 GTX), check out the links below :-
- Yours Truely
- Hot Hardware
- Hardware Secrets #1
- Hardware Secrets #2
- ChileHardware (Translated)
- The Inquirer
- Tech Report
And plenty more to follow so be sure to keep checking back!
Hey everybody, and welcome to the Radeon HD 2000 Series article. Oh my gosh ... Have we all been waiting for this release a long time, or what? I mean initially we (the press) expected this release late last year already. And due to a complexity of issues (AMD and ATI merger), likely fabrication issues and a shift in fabrication process things got delayed; massively. So right now it's April 25th and today 175 press-members are returning from a long technical briefing in Tunisia and I can happily report to you that AMD has now released the ATI Radeon HD 2000 series of product... well, sort of.
What we'll be doing today is take a look at their new high-end product. As we speak, AMD is launching no less than five desktop graphics cards, but it is however not a hard launch. Worldwide you'll only see the one product released and available based on a 80nm fabrication process; the Radeon HD 2900 XT, a product that is going to be discussed and has been discussed a lot for sure.