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Introduction of Powercolor HD 2600XT 256M Graphics Card Review
Bluetooth 28 Jun 2007

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Introduction


It has been a while since we heard about the ATi 2600 series. Well the wait is over and today, we should be seeing HD 2600XT series of cards appearing in the stores.

Today, we take a look at this mid range offering from PowerColor. Powercolor 2600XT is based on the mid range GPU core ATI HD 2600XT supporting DX10. This GPU delivers incredible gaming performance for Windows Vista™ and DirectX® 10 Includes ATI Avivo™ HD technology for hardware HD video processing and HDMI with built-in 5.1 audio for big-screen entertainment. Native CrossFire™ upgradeability makes it easy to scale up graphics performance.

The GPU clk is rated at 800 and memory clk at 700. The card is also HDCP compliant, this allows decoding of protected HD-DVD/BluRay titles with accompanying LCD TVs. HDTV display is also greatly enhanced with AVIVO HD with UVD reducing CPU utilisation. The card supports CrossFire. With its DVI-HDMI converter, you can output video+audio directly to your HDTV without the need to rewire your audio and graphics card. You can read more about the technology of ATi HD Radeon 2000 Series which consists of the HD Radeon 2900XT, 2600 XT/Pro and 2400XT/Pro in this article.

This card is targets the the midrange DX10 graphics marketshare which is currently dominated by the NV 8600GT. Priced at 99~199USD, will it be able to take on in terms of performance and pricing. Let's read on.

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