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Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB

The Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB is clocked at 743 MHz.

It has an SPU performance of 155.


AMD Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB

help iconCore Speed743 MHzhelp iconTransistor Size80nm
help iconArchitectureR600 XThelp iconTexture Mapping Units16
help iconSLI/Crossfire Supportyeshelp iconTexture Rate11.9 GTexel/s
help iconIntegratednohelp iconRender Output Units16
help iconRelease Date14 May 2007help iconPixel Rate11.9 GPixel/s
help iconRequired Power215Whelp iconDirectX10
help iconMemory512MBhelp iconShader Model4.0
help iconMemory Speed828MHzhelp iconOpen GL Version3.1
help iconMemory Bus512 Bithelp iconMax Resolution2560x1600
help iconMemory TypeGDDR3help iconHDMI Connections0
help iconSPUs320help iconDVI Connections2
help iconSPU Performance155help iconVGA Connections0

Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB compatibility review

Overall, the AMD Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB has average performance. This should be expected only from older dedicated graphics cards, so this graphics card should definitely be avoided if building a system to power modern applications and games. This graphics card is now over 13 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. This graphics card will be dwarfed in performance by its modern counterparts, and will likely have very little driver support from AMD.

At this performance level you would be better off getting a CPU with an integrated GPU, because a dedicated graphics card like the AMD Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB would not be worth the extra investment, and an integrated solution would be much cheaper, produce less heat, and require less power. We would recommend an Intel Iris GPU on one of the latest Intel Haswell processors, such as the Iris Pro Graphics 5200 Desktop, or one of AMD's latest APU Family graphics solutions such as the Radeon HD 8670D.

With an effective SPU count of 155, the AMD Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB processes shading and special graphical effects fairly poorly. The GPU is quite power-hungry at 215 Watts.

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Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Battlefield 3 38
Grand Theft Auto IV 47
Battlefield 4 34
Far Cry 3 43
Crysis 2 48
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 30
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