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SAPPHIRE 100201SR Radeon HD 2900XT 512MB 512-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 320 Stream Processors
  • 512MB 512-Bit GDDR3
  • PCI Express x16
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Sapphire delivers the future of high-performance gaming with the ATi Radeon HD 2900XT-based card. This highly advanced GPU is supported by 512MB of GDDR3 that can deliver 1080p gaming on your TV. Add in Vista and DirectX 10 support and there isn’t anything this card can’t do. Dropping a second card into your system in CrossFire mode and suddenly the best gets better and leaves everyone else in the dust.

ATi realizes its power does you no good if you can’t get the image to your monitors effectively. That’s why they developed the Avivo HD Video and Display Platform. Instead of just splitting the signal in two, they included two separate display controllers and RAMDACs. This lets you set each display up individually in regards to resolution, refresh rate and color controls. Each controller goes to its own dual-link DVI output that supports resolutions of up to 2560x1600 and HDTV resolutions up to 1080i.

To make things easier for your home theater setup there is an HD audio controller with 5.1 channel support. This enables you to use just one HDMI cable for both audio and video. The HDCP encoder has on-chip key storage for high resolution playback of protected content. This means you can use your computer with this card to replace multiple pieces of AV equipment for a cleaner, more efficient setup.

  • newegg ATI Radeon HD 2900XT The SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 2900XT features a R600 core that operates at 750MHz and ultra-fast 512M/512bit GDDR3 memory, forming a high-performance graphics engine for the latest 3D gaming.
  • newegg Full Microsoft DirectX 10 Support The DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
  • newegg ATI Avivo ATI Avivo sets the bar for advanced imaging and video quality. Integrated into ATI's latest generation of graphics products, ATI Avivo delivers HDTV and next-generation HD disc capabilities with vibrant, sharp images, and the smoothest video playback ever offered by ATI. ATI Avivo also enables universal, professional-quality connectivity for TVs and displays, ensuring the ultimate digital entertainment experience on your PC.
  • newegg ATI CrossFire ATI’s CrossFire multi-GPU gaming platform propels your PC to a new pinnacle of performance. Developed from the same technology used with ATI-based commercial flight simulators, ATI CrossFire soars into a new dimension of graphics capability with multiple graphics processing units (GPUs) working together in your PC.
  • newegg HDMI Support The SAPPHIRE 100201SR is bundled with a DVI-to-HDMI adapter for connection to your high-definition video equipment. With the HDMI interface ensuring lossless transmission of high-quality HD video signals, play back HD contents on your computer and view them on your large HDTV set for more comfort.
  • newegg Windows Vista Ready ATI is working in partnership with Microsoft to unlock the potential of the new Windows Aero 3D desktop using ATI’s high performance graphics processors, including the Radeon HD 2900XT. Don't let graphics be a barrier to a premium experience - upgrade to ATI. Windows Vista, powered by ATI, is a new visual dimension for business and personal computing.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 11/25/2007 2:19:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIts a decent high-end card

Pros: For the price, about 3 months ago this was the best bang for the buck. Even though the 512MB 3870 is a much better deal now, the 2900 is still a great card. I get about 50-80FPS on Oblivion, 40-50FPS on Stalker, and about 40FPS on Crysis with most options on high. That's right - 40. Whoever said a single 2900 couldnt play Crysis is mistaken. I suppose 2 of these in crossfire would give around 60-70, especially with the recent driver updates (7.10/7.11). Not nearly as loud as some claim. 'Sounds like a blow dryer'.. maybe from 100 feet away.

Cons: This card requires both a 6-pin PCI-E power connector and an 8-pin (2x4)power connector. Don't fret if your PSU only has a 6-pin (or two 6-pins), they do make molex-to-8-pin adapter cables. The 8-pin is a requirement for overclocking. This card can run on two 6-pins, but ATI overdrive will be disabled. Also, this thing really is big, almost the entire width of an ATX mobo. Make sure your southbridge heatsink does not cross the line of your PCI-E slot, and if it does make sure that the heatsink is no higher than a standard capacitor on the motherboard (about 1-1.5cm). No PCI-E 2.0 support.

Other Thoughts: This card cannot be locked with toolless expansion card clips (there is nowhere for them to grab, the dual-slot cooler is flush with the back of the card), so zip-ties or screws are required to hold this baby in place.-- I have this card OCed to 820/963, with no issues on stock cooler. Fan speed on 75% gives temps of about 55-60C, depending on case airflow. The card is running in an ASUS M2R32-MVP, Athlon X2 6000+, and 2GB of Corsiar XMS2 DDR2-800 RAM. At current prices, I would buy a 3870, but this card is still worth it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/24/2007 7:47:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFanboys?

Pros: Nice upgrade from DDR2 card I was running.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: All you bozos who berate other "Fanboys" then go on to make your own Fanboy schpeel are laughable. If you're a dyed in the wool Nvid** fan, then post there and spare us all your whining please.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/24/2007 12:26:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSkip this Item. Plz.

Pros: Almost Standard GFX card if not for ATI Overdrive.

Cons: Almost Standard GFX card if not for ATI Overdrive. Causes system crashes w/Vista while playing online games. (offline games ok) Remount of my 3 HDDs. Paid too much.

Other Thoughts: cooling not an issue for my rig. Get 3870 series instead. This is an honest review.

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  • Peter M.
  • 11/23/2007 6:48:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEpic Win

Pros: Everything, I'm running 1440x900 on my LCD and this card just rips games apart. I've run Portal (and all other Source games) on maxed settings, and I never go under 50 fps. UT3 looks awesome, I'm still in shock from its detail. Bioshock maxed with DX10 enabled is just mind blowing. The DX10 effects are nice.

Cons: Power. You need a nice PSU if you run one of these with a fast CPU. I ended up getting Thermaltake's 250w stand alone Power supply for just the video card alone... I may do crossfire one I save up a bit. But hey, it takes power to make power, so its only a minor issue to look at.

Other Thoughts: AMD Athlon64x2 6400+ Black Edition, 4GB G.Skill PC2-6400, Sapphire ATi HD2900XT 512MB, Creative XFi Xtreme Gamer audio card, Vista Ultimate.
Pretty much built up a new system, it was upgrade time. DX10 pushed me to vista, so far its doing well.

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  • Ken L.
  • 11/17/2007 1:49:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card. Keeps getting better.

Pros: well, it keeps getting better with the new drivers. at first it performed a lil bit better than my 8800gts... now the new november drivers. absolute ownage.

Cons: none that i know of, other than vista x64 is a pile, but thats not he x2900xt's fault :)

Other Thoughts: get it. it > gts.

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  • patrick g.
  • 11/17/2007 11:01:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSapphire 2900xt

Pros: Well, so far, so good. Running Bioshock at max settings, also Stalker which is fairly demanding as well. This card does run HOT! Using liquid cooling it seems to perform fine though.

Cons: Runs pretty hot and sucks down power. I had a 550W PSu but after reading many reviews knew it would'nt be up to the task. Spend the bucks and feed this card what it wants.........POWER, and lots of it.

Other Thoughts: AMD Dual 4200, 3GB Corsair XMS2, PC Power & Cooling 750W Silencer PSu. This card is not that big like some have said. I am using a mid-size case and have about 1.5 inches leftover.

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  • Bryan B.
  • 11/11/2007 4:20:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPrice

Pros: Runs all current games at about high settings until it locks up

Cons: Overheats and freezes all the time. I have great cooling 4 120mm fans PCI slot fan and a 200mm for exshaust.

Other Thoughts: Ok i bought this card the same model for xxx exactly 32 days ago and now the price is xxx are you kidding me. I understand the that video card drop in price after time but come on 110.00 in 1 month. In the process of RMAing this product due to heat issues and maybe get the differance in price.

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  • Robert S.
  • 11/10/2007 8:20:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice not an 8800GT but Nice

Pros: I built a PC for my 52 inch Sony screen to run blue ray and HD movies via the LG drive. After a lot of research ATI has a better solution with the integrated audio. Also this does not run loud at all. Anybody that says it does is probably an Nvidia fanboy. Plays games in 1080p. However, it will not play many new games on high, but there are few cards that can.

Cons: Well for starters this thing gets warm, but not any warmer than an 8 series Nvidia card. Also for the price an 8800GT out performs this. And to the guy saying 2 8800 Ultras out performed this well he just an ATI fan boy.

Other Thoughts: Im sick of all the fanboy posts. If you want the best performance for the price get an 8800GT. Read the reviews it is a better card, but this card is more than capable and outperforms the 8800GTS. I personaly needed a good card to use for HD content and some gaming. This card fit the bill and I have no complaints. To all the fanboys out there: This card is not better than an 8800 GTX, Ultra or GT model. It is better than the GTS model. To the NVidia guys, this card does not draw that much more power than an 8800GTX so stop using it as an argument. This card is amazing and works great in my Home Theater setup.

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  • Steve R.
  • 11/2/2007 1:45:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: This card is like night and day from my 8800GTS. I can play EVERY game High Settings at 1440x900 with playable FPS. Including the crysis demo.
Its not that loud at all like some people state, its actually quieter than the 8800GTS I owned

Cons: none

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  • bobby d.
  • 10/22/2007 1:01:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsoh yeah

Pros: fast on xp, haven't tried it on vista. have 2 of these in crossfire and i out score hp's blackbird in the sm2.0 and hdr/sm3.0 on 3dmark06 (and it has 2 8800 ultras in sli) not as loud as i thought it would be.

Cons: longer than it is big. very tight fit for 2 in the thermaltake bach vx. it's not an hd2900xtx2.

Other Thoughts: amdx2 6400+, 2x160gb hdd in raid 0, 2gb mushkin ram, 750watt thermaltake psu, asus m2r32-mvp mobo, and two hd 2900xt's in crossfire. scored a 13269 overall in 3dmark06, scored 5729 on sm2.0 and 7534 on hdr/sm3.0. not bad for an amd/ati system for under 1850 bucks.

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