OOOOoooh this isn't good at all.... Dailytech have been very fortunate over the past couple of days in being able to tinker with a preview sample of AMD/ATI's upcoming HD 2900 XT graphics card, pitting it up against NVIDIA's equivilent in the 640MB 8800 GTS to see how it faired (which actually proved to be quite well, kicking its arse in quite a number of bench runs).
So whats the bad news then? Well they've have just whacked up yet another series of benchmarks, this time with AMD/ATIs next flagship weapon, the mighty RADEON HD 2900 XTX...... Only, it would appear it 'aint gonna be so mighty when you look at how it goes up against NVIDIAs counterpart (the 768MB 8800 GTX). Even 1GB of GDDR4 memory at 2GHz and a 750MHz GPU clock doesnt appear to be enough to threaten the NV team.
Given the terrible bind AMD are in financially after having lost in excess of $500 Million U.S. during Q1'07, lets pray AMD arnt soley relying on the success of R600 to get them out of trouble... ugh!
AMD is close to unveiling its long-awaited R600-based ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT. DailyTech previously posted benchmarks comparing the Radeon HD 2900 XT and GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB.
Up until at least March of 2007, the spearhead of the ATI Radeon HD 2900-family is the upcoming ATI Radeon HD 2900 XTX. This model is the big daddy of AMD's DirectX 10 lineup, poised to take on NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 GTX and upcoming 8800 Ultra.
ATI Radeon HD 2900 XTX video cards feature 1GB of GDDR4 video memory, besting the GeForce 8800 GTX's 768MB of GDDR3 video memory. GPU manufacturers often wait to set the exact clock frequencies of bins until just weeks before launch. Our Radeon HD 2900 XTX sample was released to board partners in the second week of April, features memory clocked at 2.02 GHz and a core clock of 750 MHz.