Benchmarks: 3Dmark2006


Test System Specifications
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.66GHz) LGA775


- x2 1024MB Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB PC2-6400 Module(s)


- ASUS Striker Extreme (nForce 680i SLI)


- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)


- Seagate 250GB 7200RPM (Serial ATA II)


- ASUS Radeon HD 2900XT (512MB)
- ASUS GeForce 8800 Ultra (768MB)
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GTX (768MB)
- ASUS GeForce 8800GTS (640MB)
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GTS (320MB)
- ASUS GeForce 8600GTS (256MB)
- Inno3D GeForce 7900GS (256MB)


- Microsoft Windows XP Pro (SP2)
- Nvidia Forceware (158.22)
- Nvidia Forceware (93.71)
- Nvidia nForce 680i SLI (9.53)


According to 3Dmark2006 the new Radeon HD 2900XT is slightly faster than the GeForce 8800 GTX, while it is noticeably slower than the GeForce 8800 Ultra. This would be incredibly good news for the Radeon since it is designed to compete in the same price range as the GeForce 8800 GTS (640MB). Well, enough synthetic benchmarking, let's move on to see what the real deal has to say about the new Radeon...