Memoirs Of A 2900XT CrossFire System

@ 2007/08/18
If you are someone who likes to play single player RTS games and the new RPG/FPS titles like Oblivion or Stalker and not the internet frag fest that some like. The ATI CrossFire platform looks better with everything turned to its maximum at resolutions up to 1680X1050. Also the HDMI capabilities of the 2900 series are advanced well ahead of NVIDIA's 8000 series, which is cool when building a home theater based PC that you can game on the big screen with.

Comment from jmke @ 2007/08/19
yup, 20+ TFT is actually quite common
Comment from Kougar @ 2007/08/19
Dunno. The new Dell 2407WFP-HC monitor is already ~$550. One good coupon deal or a few of the other discount codes stacked on would make it a steal... 22" monitors are everywhere in brick&mortar stores now, can find them for under $300 at times.

And I'll correct myself. An 800GTX is $55 cheaper than a 1GB HD 2900.
Comment from Sidney @ 2007/08/18
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Most people have 19'' -20'' monitors as the 22'' inch jobbers are just becoming a household item, and these monitors only support resolutions of 1680X1050 Widescreen at their best.
He mus be living in the White House, thinking everyone is wealthy.
Comment from Kougar @ 2007/08/18
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Editors Note: We are preparing a separate article that shows the differences in the visuals discussed in this article as well as the comparison scores of the same system with dual 8800GTX cards in an SLI configuration.
Article had some good gaps in logic. 1GB x 2900 cards are NOT "nearly half the price of a single 8800GTX card". They cost just as much as a full GTX.

Came across more as an article for showing off a sweet dream machine than a review.
Comment from jmke @ 2007/08/18
in what areas is the HD 2900 that more advanced to allow gaming on the big screen? sound over HDMI? is that it? if you can spend $500+ for a HTPC VGA system, I'm sure a nice Vid/audio tuner for your multimedia setup is peanuts

 

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