PowerColor Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB video card review
It's been a few months now since AMD lifted the lid on their high-end Radeon HD 2900 XT graphics board, finally bringing some competition to the DirectX 10 market that NVIDIA have dominated alone for what seemed like an eternity beforehand. To say that the Radeon HD 2900 XT's reception was luke-warm is probably putting it mildly - With no parts to put up against NVIDIA's flagship GeForce 8800 GTX and Ultra boards, and the Radeon HD 2900 XT itself barely keeping pace with the GeForce 8800 GTS, many a doom-laden opinion about AMD and ATI were being bandied around the enthusiast community.
However, despite all that we all know that a few months can, on occasion, make quite a difference to graphics board performance, as drivers have their kinks ironed out and performance (and features) improved. So, now the Radeon HD 2000 series is a few months old, what better time to revisit ATI's flagship GPU? Our focus today is PowerColor's take on the Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB, so let's see what (if any) difference a few months can make.