OOPS! You forgot to upload swfobject.js ! You must upload this file for your form to work.


RADEON HD 2900 PRO REVIEW , OVERCLOCKING AND BENCHMARK


           

Radeon HD 2900 pro review , overclocking and benchmark
Posted:2007-10-13 By Video card review
Number of View:52509




RADEON HD 2900 PRO REVIEW ,

OVERCLOCKING AND BENCHMARK



By :Video card review

Posted:2007-10-13






xtreview is your : Video card - cpu - memory - Hard drive - power supply unit source

Radeon HD 2900 pro review , overclocking and benchmark



 

The first rumors about the possible release of video card radeon HD 2900 Pro appeared at the beginning of May. It was assumed that this video card will be based on new chip RV670, released on 65 nm technical process. But such video card appeared in September. .

AMD introduced clarity in the announcement Of radeon HD 2900 Pro. As a result the card was announced for 249 US dollars . Actually the Radeon HD 2900 Pro is the precise copy Of radeon HD 2900 XT with understated frequencies! .

In the same price segment AMD will announces soon the video card radeon HD 2950 on base of new chip RV670, produced on TSMC 55 nm technological process and, naturally Radeon HD 2900 Pro will interfere with new video cards. For this reason, and also due to the low number of graphic processors HD 2900 XT the life cycle of this card will be limited to one block.

The technical characteristics of novelties are presented in the following table, in comparison with competitors:

Technical
characteristics
AMD radeon
HD 2600 XT
(GDDR3)
NVIDIA
GeForce
8600 GTS
AMD radeon
HD 2900 Pro
NVIDIA
GeForce
8800 GTS
Graphic processor RV630 (TSMC) G84 (TSMC) R600 (TSMC) G80 (TSMC)
Technical process, m 0.065 0.08 0.08 (low- k) 0.09 (low- k)
Core Area , sq. mm 153 169 420 484
Number of transistors, mln. 390 289 700 681
Graphic processor Frequency , MHz 800 675
(1458 shader)
600
(507 in 2d- regime)
513 (1188 shader)

Effective memory frequency , MHz

1400 2000 1584
(1028 in the 2d- regime)
1584
Memory volume, mb. 256/512 256/512 512/1024 320/640
Type of supported memory GDDR3 GDDR3 GDDR3 GDDR3
Memory Brand-width , bits 128 128 512 320
Interface PCI-Express 16x/AGP PCI express 16x PCI-Express 16x PCI express 16x

Number of pixel shader processors, pieces

120 * 32 * 320 * 96 *
Number of vertex shader processors, pieces
Number of textural blocks, pieces 8 16 16 24
Number of blocks (ROP\'s), pieces 4 8 16 20

Supported pixel shaders/vertex shaders version

4.0/4.0 4.0/4.0 4.0/4.0 4.0/4.0

Memory Brand-width , Gb/s

~22.4 ~32.0 ~99.0 ~61.9

Theoretical maximum painting speed

~6.4 ~5.4 ~9.62 ~12.0

Theoretical maximum sample textures speed

~3.2 ~10.8 ~9.62 ~10.3
Peak required power in 3d mode operation, watts < 75 <71 ~ 150 ~106
Requirements for power unit, watts ~300 ~350 ~550
(750 for Crossfire)
~400

Video card reference design Sizes , mm (D no-load condition)

170 x of 100 x 15 180 x of 100 x 15 241 x of 100 x 40 228 X of 100 X 39
Connection 2 x DVI (Dual-
Link), TV-Out,
HDTV-Out
2 X DVI- I (Dual-
Link), TV-Out,
HDTV-Out,
HDCP
2 x DVI (Dual-
Link), TV-Out,
HDTV-Out
2 X DVI- I (Dual-
Link), TV-Out,
HDTV-Out,
HDCP
support crossfire support SLI support crossfire support SLI
Recommended cost, US dollars ~129 ~199-229 ~249 359 ~ 399

* - number of standardized shader processors.

1. HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo 256Mb review :

This video card class radeon x1900/x1950 is sufficiently popular among overclocker. Moreover for the price, which does not exceed 225 US dollars. In this case, such video card have characteristics and possess the productivity exceeding competitors, compared on cost, including middle new generation with directX 10 support . Furthermore, HIS production is traditionally characterized by high quality, original cooling systems with high efficiency and frequencies.

Large, almost square, box appears very stylish:

HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo 256Mb box

In the center there is a large inscription with the designation of cooling system iceQ third generation containing information about the video card frequencies , video memory volume ...

HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo 256Mb back box

Plastic box with several sections is located inside the cardboard box:

HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo 256Mb inside the box

Video card Delivery set is the most complete between the examined today video card:

HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo 256Mb delivery set

The following components are included in :

  • two 15 pin DVI/D -Sub adapter;
  • CD with video card drivers ;
  • fan-out with S -Video ;
  • user management ;
  • adapter- fan-out dvi-to-HDMI;
  • CD with utility HIS iTurbo;
  • compact disks with license version power DVD;
  • DVD with games and software;
  • A pair of bonus coupons.

The Video card is just beautiful:

HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo 256Mb : the card

The semi-transparent cooling system iceQ 3 with cold ice figure .

HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo 256Mb : card back side

Two DVI- I (dual link) and TV- out are present :

HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo 256Mb : connection

The video card Cooling system is attached to the PCB with four screws :

HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo 256Mb : PCB naked view

In the cooling system there is one copper thermal tube with 6 mm diameter . The aluminum radiator make contacts with memory microcircuits though the thick thermal-pad. One small radiator is installed on the video card power elements .

The Naked video card appears as follows:

HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo 256Mb : naked card

On HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo is installed the graphic processor r580+, released in Taiwan on 25 week 2006:

HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo 256Mb : GPU

The graphic chip have 48 shader pixel processors, 8 vertex pixel processors and 16 textural blocks. The default graphic processor frequency is 625 MHz, which completely corresponds to the specifications AMD radeon x1950 XT. However, with the utility HIS iTurbo it is possible to increase the GPU functioning frequency to 650 MHz by one mouse click and this already the rating of the more expensive Radeon x1950 XTX.

The Eight memory  microcircuits with GDDR3 standard are located only in the face PCB side . Hynix chips have the default access time equal to 1 ns and the marking HY5RS573225A FP-1:

HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo 256Mb : Memory

The total video card memory volume is 256 Mb, and the system bus width is 256 bits. Accordingly to AMD radeon x1950 XT specifications , the default effective memory frequency is equal to 1800 MHz. . Thus as overall the characteristics of HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo will be faster than reference radeon x1950 XT and barely slower than Radeon x1950 XTX (with default frequencies 650/2000 MHz GDDR4 memory ).

HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo 256Mb : everest

The microcircuit ATI rage theater, which corresponds to VIVO functions is located in the video card :

HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo 256Mb : ati rage chip

The production country is Taiwan, period - 36 week 2006.

In order to check the overclocking capability of this video card we used the benchmark firefly forest from the synthetic graphic test 3DMark 2006 with anisotropic filtration 16x and full screen smoothing 4x. Tests where in closed case at room temperature 26 degree Celsius.

The results of temperature conditions for HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo proved to be the following:

HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo 256Mb : temp 1

It cannot be said that video card temperature are low; however, it is necessary to focus attention that in this case the cooling system functions very quietly even at rotation frequency 2140 RP/min. According to audio-noise meter ( 1 meter distance ) the noise level was fixed at 35.7 dB . At the maximum rotation speed the noise level is 41.9 dB (noisy). Video card Temperature conditions in this case was substantially reduced:

HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo 256Mb : temp 2

The replacement of video card cooling system with Cooler master coolViva pro SE did not allow to reach the same temperatures as at the maximum rotation frequency of iceQ 3. However, the new cooler from Cooler master proved to be more effective with comparable noise level :

HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo 256Mb : temp 3

Therefore we have used this cooler to check the video card overclocking potential . As result without loss in stability and picture quality we achieved the following frequencies:

HIS radeon x1950 XT iceQ3 turbo 256Mb : everest overclock

Video card grew noticeably with insignificant temperature increase .

2. HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII 256 Mb and HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo 256 Mb review :

In today\'s article we have immediately two video card class radeon HD 2600 XT . Let us note that the cost of HD 2600 XT video card is approximately equal or even just lower than the recommended price of Radeon HD 2900 Pro, and crossfire technology allow to use both video card simultaneously, raising thus the productivity of graphic system . Therefore we decided to include in the tests this video card. Furthermore, HIS company released two interesting products in this price segment.

Both video card are supplied in boxes with practically identical size. :

HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII 256 Mb and HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo 256 Mb

On the left is located the HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII 256 Mb, and in the right we have the HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo 256 Mb. On face sides of both packing\'s are noted the key special video card features . For the first these are the noiseless cooling system, while for the second we have the cooling system iceQ and the fairly overstated frequencies.

Inside the boxes are located the video card and accessories :

HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII 256 Mb and HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo 256 Mb

On the back Video card box there are some additional information :

HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII 256 Mb and HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo 256 Mb : back side

HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII 256 Mb and HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo 256 Mb back side

Delivery sets differ :

  • one adapter with DVI to HDMI;
  • one 15 pin DVI/D -Sub adapter;
  • fan-out with S -Video ;
  • coupon for free half-Life 2 download ;
  • user management ;
  • CD with video card drivers ;
  • cable S -Video.

  • one 15 pin DVI/D -Sub adapter;
  • flexible connecting bridge for Crossfire;
  • fan-out with S -Video ;
  • coupon for free half-Life 2 download
  • user management ;
  • CD with video card drivers ;
  • cable S -Video.

The main differences between the two video card consists in the cooling systems:

HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII 256 Mb and HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo 256 Mb : cooling system

In case of HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII it is possible to observe the passive cooling system from Zalman. The Video card HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo is equipped with active cooling system sufficiently large in comparison with the overall sizes of most video card .

Both video card have two DVI- I (dual link) and TV- out:

HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII 256 Mb and HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo 256 Mb : connection

Video card PCB are identical each to other:

HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII 256 Mb and HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo 256 Mb : naked card

HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII 256 Mb and HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo 256 Mb : naked card

HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII differs only in terms of low-profile aluminum radiators on memory chips.

However, cooling systems, as I already said , differ radically:

HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII 256 Mb and HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo 256 Mb : cooling

HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII 256 Mb and HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo 256 Mb : cooling

Let us compare the video card graphic processors :

HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII 256 Mb and HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo 256 Mb : GPU

HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII 256 Mb and HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo 256 Mb : GPU

There is no need for detailed comparison , even release week coincides. But it is necessary to add that the Turbo version from HIS GPU functions at frequency 830 MHz instead of 800 MHz . while HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo video memory functions at 1908 MHz, which is500 MHz higher than the default rating! Very impressive overclock with GDDR3 memory ( access time 1 ns and a theoretical effective frequency equal to 2000 MHz ):

HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII 256 Mb and HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo 256 Mb : memory

The already overclocked version HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo show a stable work at 860/2280 MHz :

HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII 256 Mb and HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo 256 Mb : everest

In the temperature tests the monitoring utility Riva Tuner also did not show any increase to the frequencies:

HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII 256 Mb and HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo 256 Mb : temp 1

But here performance increase in benchmark and with . Without overclock the graphic processor temperature did not exceed 65 degree Celsius.

The monitoring situation was analogous with HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII, But here the memory overclocking potential proved to be lower than in the Turbo version radeon HD 2600 XT 860/1950 MHz. The video card temperature conditions with the passive cooling system will not arrange overclocker:

HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iSilenceIII 256 Mb and HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo 256 Mb : temp 2

We have checked the overclocking capability of those video card using the cooler arctic cooling accelero S2 with 120- mm fan from glacialTech production working at 940 RP/min , the temperature of graphic processor in peak load was 43 degree Celsius. The installation of the same cooling system on HIS radeon HD 2600 XT iceQ turbo allowed to reduce the chip temperature to 45 degrees, but do not improve the video card overclocking potential .

3. HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb (H290PR512DVN- R) review

The hero of today review - HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb - is supplied in the small flat box, designed in the dark tones:

Completely typical HIS products with the indication of video card model in the face side , video memory volume , HDCP support and other information.

On the back side we have the detailed technical characteristics of the graphic chip r600, system requirements for normal video card functioning , brief description of special features, and also the enumeration of rewards obtained by HIS products :

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb box back side

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb the card

Here is the delivery set :

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb delivrey set

  • two adapters 15 pin DVI/D -Sub;
  • one adapter with DVI to HDMI;
  • flexible connecting bridge for Crossfire;
  • coupon for free half-Life 2 download;
  • fan-out with S -Video ;
  • adapter- fan-out dVI-to-HDMI;
  • CD with video card drivers ;
  • DVD with games and software;
  • user instruction .

As you see the video card differ from other r600 products only in terms of HIS note:

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb the card

In other respects this is the completely reference card radeon HD 2900 XT with sizes 241 x 100 x 40 mm, also with the sufficiently imposing weight. Practically the face video card side occupy two-slot cooling system .

On the back side video card we have the memory and the load-bearing elements

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb the card back side

According to the given information it is possible to determine the video card model and the production country :

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb serial number

This Video card is equipped with two DVI- I (dual link) with TV- out :

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb connection

On the opposite side there is two port for Crossfire system and additional video card power connector:

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb power connector

For stable functioning AMD video card series radeon HD 2900 require a pair six-pin power connector , instead of the six and 8 pin one . This also do not influence the video card overclock .

Without cooling system the video card becomes light:

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb naked

Here is the graphic processor r600:

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb GPU

This chip was released on 28 week in the present year, GPU functions at the clock frequency 600 MHz, which is only ~142 MHz lower than Radeon HD 2900 XT.

16 memory microcircuits (GDDR3 standard) are located on the face and back video card sides . The video memory chips are made by hynix company , and their default access time is 1.1 ns, which corresponds to theoretical effective frequency 1800 MHz.

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb memory

In the video card HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro the memory functioned at frequency 1584 MHz and this 72 MHz lower than Radeon HD 2900 XT. In 2d regime the video card frequency are reduced substantially and they are 507/1028 MHz:

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb evrest

Focus attention, that the video card BIOS from HIS video adapter is named as Radeon HD 2900 XT.

It remains to add that the VIVO function is realized by the chip ATI rage theater 200:

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb ti rage

Let us examine the video card cooling system components :

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb cooling

The video card is equipped with thermal-padding to guarantee the heat withdrawal from the video memory and power elements . Almost in the center is located the completely copper radiator with three copper thermal tubes, whose task is to remove heat from the graphic chip. Radeon HD 2900 Pro noticeably differs from the used in Radeon HD 2900 XT:

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb radiator

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb radiator

This last adapted only two thermal tubes with 6 mm diameter . now we we can see entire three copper thermal tubes, moreover the diameter of central one is increased from 6 to 8 mm. t

Here is the Radeon HD 2900 Pro fan :

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb fan

The fan rotation speed is regulated automatically in the range from ~1500 to ~4600 RP/min with 6-7% frequency step depending on temperature. According to our measurement results the noise level for the radeon HD 2900 Pro with its manual adjustment built the following graph:

In this case, the case noise level did not exceed 34 dB. Thus it is possible to say that the max acceptable noise level is with the rotation frequency witch do not exceed 2100 RP/min , however, only at 1500 RP/min the video card cooling system can be considered as quiet.

Here is the complete monitoring graph with the automatic speed control and the default video card frequencies :

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb : temp 1

Due to the modernized radiator, the temperature conditions of Radeon HD 2900 Pro do not have any problems . Even in 2d operating mode the video card in the reduced frequencies functions on noisy 2100 r/min, but under load it switch to 2600 RP/min with 40 dB (1 meter). Quite operation ( 1500 RP/min ) result in too high temperature:

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb : temp 2

When the video card reached 100 degree Celsius the fan atomically maximally increased its frequency.

Now let us verify how cool is the Radeon HD 2900 Pro at the maximum rotation speed with ~4600 RP/min :

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb : temp 3

Temperatures in this case was reduced a lot .

Without cooling system replacement the video card HIS radeon 2900 Pro succeeded to overclock up to 790/2016 MHz:

I will recall that the frequencies Of radeon HD 2900 XT according to the monitoring data are 743/1656 MHz. Thus the tested today Radeon HD 2900 Pro with overclock noticeably overlaps the default frequencies of the XT version.

Here is the temperature conditions of HIS radeon 2900 Pro with overclock :

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb : temp 4

Temperature conditions grew but remain completely acceptable for video card in this level.

We attempted to replace the cooling system with the air cooler arctic cooling accelero S1. However, this attempt proved to be unsuccessful.

Since we where not able to test the radeon HD 2900 Pro with accelero S1 then we attempted to place Cooler master coolViva pro SE. The installation of this cooler past without any problems:

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb with cooler mater coolvia pro se

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb with cooler mater coolvia pro se

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb with cooler mater coolvia pro se

But here the temperature conditions Of radeon HD 2900 Pro even at the default frequencies proved to be noticeably higher than the reference cooler :

HIS radeon HD 2900 Pro 512 Mb temp

With overclock coolViva pro SE could not ensure stability.

3. Test configuration and testing procedure

We have used the following configuration to test all cards:

  • Motherboard: ASUSTek P5K deluxe/wiFi-AP (Intel p35), LGA 775, BIOS 0501;
  • Processor: Intel core 2 Quad q6600 2400 MHz, 1.2875 in, L2 2 X 4096 KB, FSB: 266 MHz x 4, (Kentsfield, B3);
  • Cooling system CPU: Thermalright SI -128 + 120- mm fan scythe minebea on 1140 r/min;
  • Operational memory: 2 x 1024 mb. DDR2 corsair dominator TWIN2X2048-9136C5D (SPD: 1142 MHz, 5-5-5-18, 2.1 v);
  • Disk ssystem: SATA- II 500 Gb, Samsung HD501LJ, 7200 rp/min, 16 mb., NCQ;
  • Power unit: Enermax galaxy EGA1000EWL 1000 watts (135- mm fan);
  • Monitor: 22 inch Samsung syncMaster 226BW (1680 x 1050, DVI, 60 Hz).
We have increased the Central processor voltage to 1.65 v in order to make a stable clock frequency equal to 3519 MHz:

Core 2 quad q6600 @ 3.5 GHZ cpu-z

In this case the operational memory functioned at 1173 MHz frequency with latency 5-5-5-9 and with voltage 2.15 v.

BFG geForce 8600 GTS OS 256 mb

Besides those video card we used also BFG geForce 8600 GTS OS 256 mb with frequencies 720/2220 MHz, which was tested at frequencies 675/2000 MHz default for GeForce 8600 GTS and with the maximum overclock to 756/2340 MHz (with the aid of Arctic cooling accelero S1). The second video card is LeadTek geForce 8800 GTS 320 mb with the default frequencies 512/1584 MHz and maximum overclock to 621/1890 MHz.

DirectX 9 tests were executed in the operating system Windows XP professional edition SP2 (with last updates 01.09.07). Motherboard chipset Drivers - Intel chipset drivers version 8.4.0.1009a. We used directX 9.0c (release date August of 2007), and also video card drivers : Catalyst 7.9 for AMD radeon and ForceWare 163.71 for NVIDIA geForce. For DirectX 10 tests we use Windows vista ultimate edition (also with last updates).

Here is the list of game and test used in today review:

Windows XP pro SP2 x86

  • 3DMark 2005 (Direct 3d) build 1.3.0, resolution 1024 x 768, default settings;
  • 3DMark 2006 (Direct 3d) build 1.1.0, resolution 1280 x 1024, default settings;
  • Serious sam 2 (Direct 3d 9) game version 2.070, standard demo ;
  • F.E.A.R. Extraction point (Direct 3d 9) game version 1.08, built-in benchmark, Soft shadows = off;
  • The elder scrolls IV: Oblivion (Direct 3d 9) of game version 1.2.0416, maximum quality, Bloom effects, distant rendering;
  • Prey (OpenGL) game version 1.3, maximum quality;
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow chernobyl (Direct 3d 9) game version 1.004;
  • Tomb raider: Anniversary (Direct 3d 9) game version of .1, maximum quality, HDR;

Windows vista ultimate edition x86

  • Colin mcRae rally: DiRT (Direct 3d 9) game version 1.2, average quality (Medium), HDR, were tested fpr 120 seconds , dual girder scene;
  • Call of juarez bench (Direct 3d 10) minimum quality setting , shadow switched off;
  • World in conflict demo (Direct 3d 10) medium quality profile, DirectX 10 rendering included;
  • PT boats knights of the sea bench (Direct 3d 10) average quality , full screen smoothing was desabled .

4. Results of tests performance video card and their analysis

Before switching over to the study of the results of testing again will resemble list video card, that participate in the tests:

  • Radeon Of x1950 XT of 256 mb., 621/1800 MHz - @662/of 2000 MHz;
  • Radeon HD of 2600 XT of 256 mb., 800/1400 MHz of of @860/of 2280 MHz;
  • GeForce 8600 GTS of 256 mb., 675/2000 MHz of of @756/of 2340 MHz;
  • Radeon HD of 2600 XT Of crossfire 2 x of 256 mb., 800/1400 MHz of of @860/of 1950 MHz;
  • Radeon HD of 2900 Pro 512 mb., 600/1584 MHz of of @790/of 2088 MHz;
  • GeForce 8800 GTS of 320 mb., 512/1584 MHz of of @621/of 1890 MHz.

.

3DMark 2005

In default regime the video card radeon HD 2900 Pro is the single-valued leader in both resolutions. Single HD 2600 XT with the variable success competes with GeForce 8600 GTS. Here is the same benchmark but with anisotropic filtration and full screen smoothing:

AMD radeon HD 2900 Pro here loses the leading positions, being inferior to GeForce 8800 GTS 320 mb. Single Radeon HD 2600 XT is at the last place, and its CrossFire version engaged the intermediate position between GeForce 8600 GTS and Radeon HD 2900 Pro.

3DMark 2006

In 3DMark 2006 the video card on performance are similar to 3DMark 2005. Unexpected performance failure in the tests with AA and AF is observed only in CrossFire with Radeon HD 2600 XT:

Low result do not come only from the single HD 2600 XT, but also from two similar video card

However, all these are only synthetic tests, whose results are often distant from the real games . lets check gaming benchmarks.

Serious sam 2

New video card Radeon HD 2900 Pro compete as the minimum with more expensive GeForce 8800 GTS 320 mb. Comparable on cost two Radeon HD 2600 XT are slower than Radeon HD 2900 Pro . Let us note that In CrossFire we have higher minimum frame -rate.

It is possible to play in Serious sam 2 With full screen smoothing, anisotropic filtration and HDR only using Radeon HD 2900 Pro and GeForce 8800 GTS . Moreover the first video card is inferior not only in average frame number , but also in its minimum value . Comfort in this game is only with GeForce 8800 GTS are better video card . However, due to the lower price of HD 2900 Pro the performance difference could be reexamined . As far as CrossFire system on base of two Radeon HD 2600 XT are concerned they can compete only with GeForce 8600 GTS.

F.E.A.R. Extraction point

In F.E.A.R game the Radeon HD 2900 Pro just lags behind the GeForce 8800 GTS 320 mb. . Their results are completely equal with overclock in the resolution 1280 X 960. The pair Of radeon HD 2600 XT in CrossFire regime demonstrates an amazing performance increase in the comparison with single video card; Actually, only radeon HD 2900 Pro and GeForce 8800 GTS allow a comfortable game play in more qualitative regimes:

With full screen smoothing and anisotropic filtration the radeon HD 2900 Pro loses over the GeForce 8800 GTS 320 mb.

The elder scrolls IV: Oblivion

The Video card radeon were always strong in the elder scrolls IV: Oblivion game , and this was not exception for the new radeon card : The Radeon HD 2900 Pro in the resolution 1280 X 1024 is the leader, and in wide-screen 1680 X 1050 it is a bit slower than GeForce 8800 GTS 320 mb. CrossFire system made by two Radeon HD 2600 XT solidly was based in the second place. It is interesting that single 2600 XT successfully competes with more expensive GeForce 8600 GTS.

As you see, in this game there is no characteristic radeon HD 2xxx failure upon transfer to the qualitative regime, if we do not use anti-AliASING. However, as a whole the situation is similar to the results in the regime High quality; in the resolution 1680 X 1050 , the Radeon HD 2900 Pro begins to lag behind the GeForce 8800 GTS 320 mb.

Prey

Prey test results did not introduce anything new. AMD radeon HD 2900 Pro noncritically lags behind NVIDIA geForce 8800 GTS 320 mb. We note the high productivity Of radeon x1950 XT in the resolution 1280 X 1024 and its very considerable drop upon transfer to the wide-format resolution 1680 X 1050. . It is obvious that all tested today video card satisfy the need of this game for the video memory only in the resolution 1280 X 1024.

In addition we note the ineffective work Of radeon HD 2600 XT crossFire increase is actually noticeable only in light quality and resolution 1280 X 1024.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of chernobyl

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Game - Shadow Of chernobyl was tested with the complete dynamic illumination without full screen smoothing. As a result the performance of AMD radeon HD 2900 Pro is noticeably lower than NVIDIA geForce 8800 GTS 320 mb., which is logical, if we take in consideration the cost of such video card. The weakest in today\'s tests video card is the radeon HD 2600 XT. But here CrossFire allow the two video cards to outdistance the GeForce 8600 GTS.

Tomb raider: Anniversary

It is worthwhile to note the performance drop in Tomb raider: Anniversary with crossFire ( Radeon HD 2600 XT ). The Radeon x1950 XT solidly occupied the third place. Moreover with full screen smoothing and anisotropic filtration this video card is faster than the Radeon HD 2900 Pro !!!!!!!:

The absence of crossFire support by this game and the weak results Of radeon HD 2900 Pro make us assume that catalyst drivers are not optimized under Tomb raider: Anniversary, or its engine simply do not benefit from the new graphic processors architecture .

Colin mcRae rally: DiRT

The Radeon HD 2900 Pro proved to be just faster than the more expensive GeForce 8800 GTS. the pair radeon HD 2600 XT is slower than Radeon HD 2900 Pro. Frame -rate in colin mcRae rally: DiRT game using the maximum quality setting are very low with video cards as Radeon HD 2900 Pro and GeForce 8800 GTS . Therefore there is no neeed for better quality test .

Now let us pass to DX10 game test. Since Radeon x1950 XT do support this api it will be removed from the list of tested card .

Call Of juarez bench (DirectX 10)

So beautiful, and heavy benchmark was tested with minimum quality setting :

Full screen smoothing and shadows during the testing were not used. Results are the following:

Video card on chips radeon in benchmark call of juarez possess higher productivity than NVIDIA chips . Even single Radeon HD 2600 XT is here faster than the 2.5 times more expensive GeForce 8800 GTS.

World in conflict  demo (DirectX 10)

But here in the demo- version of new strategy real time world in conflict, which also uses DirectX 10, the GeForce 8800 GTS is just out of competition. Let us note the superiority Of crossFire radeon HD 2600 XT over Radeon HD 2900 Pro in the resolution 1280 X 1024.

It is complicated to say what precisely limits the productivity of such powerful video card as Radeon HD 2900 Pro in the game world in conflict, but in the Release notes of drivers beta- version catalyst 7.10 it is mentioned about the increase in performance using the radeon HD 2xxx .

As a whole it would be desirable to note the extremely low frame -rate in directX 10 game.

PT boats knights of the sea bench (DirectX 10)

Video card of average and low price ranges will not make possible to comfortably play in the new game.

Conclusion

In reality, all is sufficiently simple. the recommended cost 249 US dollars for the video card radeon HD 2900 Pro is extremely advantageous . In the majority of tests the novelty is inferior to NVIDIA geForce 8800 GTS 320 mb ( by a a little ). Exception are World in conflict, qualitative regimes tomb raider: Anniversary . There is a probability that in the first newest game the productivity Of radeon HD 2xxx will be entirely soon increased by new drivers.

As I already said in the first article division, the basic task Of radeon HD 2900 Pro is to fill the empty price niche before the anoncement and the release of products on base of RV670. Most likely, the limited quantity Of radeon HD 2900 Pro will not influence the cost OF video card NVIDIA geForce 8800 GTS.







xtreview is your : Video card - cpu - memory - Hard drive - power supply unit source

Radeon HD 2900 pro review , overclocking and benchmark







we would be happy to answer for your question . if you have suggestion or comment regarding this review our support would be glad to help just join our forum and ask u will get the best answer to discuss check our forum section :-)

RATE THIS REVIEW

   / 5   View Stat

xtreview -  Radeon HD 2900 pro review , overclocking and benchmark

Radeon HD 2900 pro review , overclocking and benchmark
Radeon HD 2900 pro review , overclocking and benchmark


xtreview -  7600gt is the middle card range.
We already benchmarked this video card and found that ...

7600gt review
7600gt is the middle card range. We already benchmarked this video card and found that ...



Loading ...


Search News                 

 geforce 8800gtx and 8800gts
 Xtreview software download Section
 AMD TURION 64 X2 REVIEW
 INTEL PENTIUM D 920 , INTEL PENTIUM D 930
 6800XT REVIEW
 computer hardware REVIEW
 INTEL CONROE CORE DUO 2 REVIEW VS AMD AM2
  INTEL PENTIUM D 805 INTEL D805
 Free desktop wallpaper
 online fighting game
 Xtreview price comparison center
Lastest 15 Reviews

  • 233-e8600 vs q9400 which is better dual or quad core
  • By:Cpu review

  • 232-intel core i7 920 review benchmark and overclocking
  • By:processor review

  • 231-efi bios review msi click bios
  • By:Other review

  • 230-driver scanner review , search and update your drivers
  • By:Software review

  • 229-radeon hd 4670 vs geforce 9500 gt vs geforce 9800 gt vs hd 4850 overclock benchmark and review
  • By:Video card review

  • 228-crossfire hd 4870 x2 vs crossfire hd 4870 review and benchamrk
  • By:Video card review

  • 227-hd 4870 x2 vs gtx 280 full review and benchmark
  • By:computer news

  • 226-amd radeon hd 4870 x2 2x1gb xtreview exclusive review
  • By:Video card review

  • 225-best antivirus software for 2008 - full review
  • By:computer news

  • 224-registry cleaner roundup
  • By:computer news

  • 223-apack zerotherm processor cooler review : btf80 btf90 btf92 o.e btf95 fanless and nirvana nv120 premium
  • By:Processor cooler review

  • 222-choosing your computer optimum configurations
  • By:computer selection

  • 221-budget cooler review
  • By:Cooler review

  • 220-nvidia 9600 gt review and benchmark
  • By:video card review

  • 219-geforce 8800 gts vs 8800 gt vs hd 2900 xt vs hd 3850 vs hd 3870 review benchmark and overclocking
  • By:Video card review

    Click Here To



  • 101-sony vgn-fj1sr review notebook performance benchmark
  • By:notebook review

  • 102-toshiba tecra a6-s513 review notebook performance benchmark
  • By:notebook review

  • 103-retrieve lost partition undelete unformat file recovery
  • By:hdd recovery

  • 104-imac review intel duo core vs imac g5
  • By:hardware review

  • 105-x1900xtx review benchmark overclock performance
  • By:video card review

  • 106-nvidia nforce 500 vs ati crossfire 3200 chipset review
  • By:chipset review

  • 107-d 310 review celeron d310 overclock
  • By:cpu review

  • 108-intel conroe core duo 2 review vs amd am2
  • By:cpu review

  • 109-external hard drive review test comparison : transcend smartdisk kano codi seagate wiebetech wd buffalo linksys ximeta cms
  • By:hdd test

  • 110-cpu comparison chart benchmark intel vs amd speed 3damrk unreal2004 far cry doom
  • By:new reviewer

  • 111-cpu comparison chart benchmark encoding intel vs amd speed
  • By:new reviewer

  • 112-cpu comparison chart daily use benchmark intel vs amd speed
  • By:new reviewer

  • 113-reset bios password dell laptop desktop toshiba ibm compaq and other
  • By:hardware review

  • 114-7600gs review overclock benchmark volt mod : palit
  • By:video card review

  • 115-conroe e6600 review benchmark vs amd fx 62 vs fx 60 vs intel 955 xe
  • By:conroe reiew

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     






















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































    xtreview -








    video card 7900 GTX







     

     

     

     

    Last News


    - The new version of GPU-Z finally kills the belief in the miracle of Vega transformation
    - The motherboard manufacturer confirms the characteristics of the processors Coffee Lake
    - We are looking for copper coolers on NVIDIA Volta computing accelerators
    - Unofficially about Intels plans to release 300-series chipset
    - The Japanese representation of AMD offered monetary compensation to the first buyers of Ryzen Threadripper
    - This year will not be released more than 45 million motherboards
    - TSMC denies the presentation of charges from the antimonopoly authorities
    - Radeon RX Vega 64 at frequencies 1802-1000 MHz updated the record GPUPI 1B
    - AMD itself would like to believe that mobile processors Ryzen have already been released
    - AMD Vega 20 will find application in accelerating computations
    - Pre-orders for new iPhone start next week
    - Radeon RX Vega 57, 58 and 59: the wonders of transformation
    - ASML starts commercial delivery of EUV-scanners
    - The older Skylake processors with a free multiplier are removed from production
    - Meizu will release Android-smartphone based on Helio P40
    - AMD Bristol Ridge processors are also available in American retail
    - The fate of Toshiba Memory can be solved to the next environment
    - duo GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in GPUPI 1B at frequencies of 2480-10320 MHz
    - New Kentsfield overclocking record up to 5204 MHz
    - Lenovo released Android-smartphone K8

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     






























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































       
      Click Here For Full Screen Size
    HALO 3 HALO 3 - Final Fight!



    PREY Prey is something you don t often see anymore: a totally unigue shooter experience.
    Today Image  

    computer news computer parts review Old Forum Downloads New Forum Login Join Articles terms Hardware blog Sitemap Get Freebies

    Page loaded in 0.071 seconds.

    xtreview English to German | xtreview English to Spanish | xtreview English to French | xtreview English to Italian | xtreview English to Portuguese | xtreview English to Greek | xtreview English to Japenese | xtreview English to Korean | xtreview English to Russian | xtreview English To Chinese Tradational | xtreview English To arabic