Just a note there is no such product called the 2900XTX that's out, they are having nothing but troubles with the memory. The 2900XTX card will have DDR4 memory if it's ever released, but the current card the 2900XT only has DDR3. The daily tech article was a fake, they even admitted they didn't have a 2900XTX a week after the article was published.
The HD 2900XT was released to compete against the GTS models, ATI is digging themselves a bit of a hole right now, since this card was released 6 months late. Also we don't really know what we are getting ourselves into till we see DX10 benchmarks. That might not be till the fall though.
It depends, if you plan on over clocking the card then the performance/$ is pretty good. Only if you plan on overclocking it though since it's default specs fall short but then it's priced accordingly. Overall though this card was over hyped. If you have the money for a 8800GTX go for it as nothing on the market can beat it at the moment. Also no one is planning on releasing anything till October so you'll have bragging rights for a while.
They'd have to clarify on what 8800 card they are talking about, the GTS is smaller then the GTX.
Before you make your decision though I recommend you wait for more mature drivers to be released. Wait till mid June if you can. Also what is your price range for a video card?
Edited by james_8970, 14 May 2007 - 08:38 AM.