While waiting on the ATI’s new line of Radeon graphics cards based on the company’s R600 architecture, DailyTech have already tested the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT (320 stream processors, 512MB GDDR3 clocked at 1650MHz running across a 512-bit wide memory interface which results in a 105.6GB/s memory bandwidth) against the NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS 640MB (128 stream processors, 640MB GDDR3 clocked at 1600MHz, 320-bit wide memory interface with only a 64GB/s memory bandwidth).

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After review, they claims that the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT handily beat the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB card in every single benchmark, and some of the margins had the ATI card running more than 20% faster.

The new ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT graphics card is expected to be widely available in mid-May, with a suggested retail price of $499.

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