ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT Breaks 3DMark05 Record - HotHardware

ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT Breaks 3DMark05 Record

ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT Sets New Performance Record In 3DMARK05 Benchmark

- Enthusiast Marcus Hultin at NordicHardware.combreaks 30,000 points with Futuremark 3DMark05benchmark using the ATI RadeonTM HD 2900 XT -

Sunnyvale, Calif. - May. 23, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that enthusiast Marcus Hultin (alias Kinc) of NordicHardware.com used the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT GPU to successfully set a new single card record in Futuremark 3DMark05, with a score of 30,092.  Hultin’s system was operating an ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT tuned to 1144 MHz engine clock and 999 MHz memory clock at a temperature below freezing.  This leaves the previous top 3DMark05 single card record of 29,686 in the dust.

"Futuremark is all about testing how to push your system to the limits," said Oliver Baltuch, VP Sales and Marketing, Futuremark Corporation.  "It's awesome that someone has broken the 3DMark05 record with an AMD graphics card running on drivers which have been fully tested and approved by Futuremark—it shows a remarkable level of performance."

AMD introduced the ATI Radeon HDTM 2000 series on May 14th, 2007, a top-to-bottom line of ten discrete graphics processors (GPUs) for both desktop and mobile platforms.  This family of GPUs delivers The Ultimate Visual Experience through best-in-class immersive high-definition gaming and high-definition multimedia playback.  The ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT features a customized version of TSMC’s 80 nm HS process, delivering higher clock speeds and greater performance tuning capabilities.  Available immediately, the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT is priced at an incredible USD $399 MSRP and comes bundled with an offer for three free software titles from Valve (Team Fortress 2, Portal, and Half-Life 2: Episode Two)...

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I believe what AMD/ATI are doing great, marketing a product for mid-level users. with this score it telling you that all this "hype" was worth the waiting. Remember AMD always had been among the mid users (those that don't like to spend $600 into a video card) could be given this product for under $400 which is incredible. I'm sure HH should be testing them more in details

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Yay, it broke a record. It can also blow flames out the back! (Not really) I think I'll stick with nVidia's similar (if not better) 8800GTS and have half the heat and watts.

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