|Fully DirectX 10.0 compliant, including full speed 32-bit floating point per component Operations
Full symmetry on both heads.
Shader Model 4.0 geometry and pixel support in a unified shader architecture:
Full speed 32-bit floating point processing per component.
High dynamic range rendering with floating point blending, texture filtering and antialiasing support.
High performance dynamic branching and flow control.
Advanced shader design, with ultra-threading sequencer for high efficiency operations.
Advanced, high performance branching support, including static and dynamic branching.
Full anti-aliasing on render surfaces up to and including 128-bit floating point formats.
Support for OpenGL 2.0|
Anti-Aliasing Filtering 2x/4x/8x modes. Sparse multi-sample algorithm with gamma correction, programmable sample patterns, and centroid sampling. Temporal anti-aliasing. Adaptive anti-aliasing mode. Lossless color compression (up to 8:1) at all resolutions, up to and including widescreen HDTV.
Anisotropic Filtering 2x/4x/8x/16x modes Up to 128-tap texture filtering.
Advanced Texture Compression (3Dc+) High quality 4:1 compression for normal maps and luminance maps. Works with any single-channel or two-channel data format. New vertex cache and vertex fetch design, to increase vertex throughput from previous generations. New multi-level texture cache to give optimal performance, greater than 8x the previous designs.
High efficiency ring bus memory controller Programmable arbitration logic maximizes memory efficiency, software upgradeable. Fully associative texture, color, and Z cache design. New hierarchical Z & Stencil buffers with Early Z Test. New lossless Z-buffer compression for both Z and Stencil. Fast Z-Buffer Clear. Z cache optimized for real-time shadow rendering.
Integrated HD Audio Controller (Azelia) and Codec Integrated HD Audio codec supports linear PCM and DolbyR Digital (5.1) audio formats for HDMI output. Uses Microsoft UAA driver. Internally connected to the integrated HDMI interface, hence no external cable required. PCI device id : AA10h (Azalia), AA11h (Audio Codec). Support for basic audio (32, 44.1 or 48 kHz stereo) and DolbyR Digital or DTS at the same sample rates.
DVI/HDMI Features Fully compliant with the DVI electrical specification. Fully integrated DVI/HDMI Interface Supports one single link DVI or one HDMI link (HDMI output on single-link TMDS1 only). Meets Vista logo requirements. 1650 Mbps/channel with 165 MHz pixel clock rate per link. Supports industry standard EIA-861B video modes including 480p, 720p and 1080i. For a full list of currently supported modes, contact your AMD CSS representative.
vo Display System - Dual DACs & MPEG 1/2/4 decode and encode acceleration Dual-link support for display resolutions up to 3840x2400 per display output. Flexible support of the following configurations: CRT + DVI/HDMI, TV + DVI/HDMI, DVI/HDMI + DVI/HDMI. Maximum pixel frequency of 400 Mhz. HDCP support available on all DVI and HDMI links with integrated key storage for up to two simultaneous outputs including dual-link DVI. (Note: HDCP available only to HDCP licensed buyers). iDCT/DCT and color space conversion HW DXVA parser support for iDCT MPEG-4 Simple Profile support All-format DTV/HDTV decoding.
HDCP - High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection HDCP is a content protection specification to protect digital entertainment content across the DVI/HDMI interface. The HDCP provides a robust, cost-effective and transparent method for transmitting and receiving digital entertainment similar to DVI/HDMI-compliant digital displays. HDCP encrypts the data transmitted between the DVI/HDMI connector on the graphics adapter and the display. To provide this support, both the graphics adapter and the display need to have an HDCP transmitter and receiver respectively.
CrossFire Multi-GPU Technology Scale up rendering performance and image quality with 2 or more GPUs Integrated compositing engine High performance dual channel interconnect
Awesome video card2/13/2008
After using computers for 20+ years and doing lots of video editing and production for the last 10 years, I searched for a fast, fine definition, and quiet video card. Matched with my 22" LCD monitor, this is THE CARD - best I have ever seen or used. Highly recommended but beware, the heat sink takes lots of room.
MSI Radeon HD2600XT Graphics Card11/28/2007
I'm a low budget gamer and I needed a better graphics card to improve my gaming experience with World-in-Conflict (WiC), a new graphics intensive mulitplayer online RTS game. My existing Radeon 1300XT allowed me to play but there was a drag on the speed of the screen-writes because of the more limited capabilities of that board. Well, the HD2600XT fixed those problems and it delivered very pleasing results in both WiC and in other games I play. The screenwrites are fast & detail makes the playing experience all the better. The HD2600XT is a reasonable value given the $135 I paid for it. The installation is was a snap & the bundled utilities were helpful. However unlike competing products, the board came without any bundled games. My gaming buddies who recently installed the nVidia 8600XT seem to have similar experience with their boards. As a result my advice would be to buy the board with the best price when you shop. Keep in mind though that the MSI Radeon HD2600XT comes with 512MB. The Pro version has only 256MB on board.
MSI Radeon HD2600XT11/21/2007
The MSI Radeon HD2600XT is a pleasant surprise! MSI: A decent manufacturer with good driver support that bundles some useful utilities on the install disk.. Card Performance: Oh yeah, the graphics are really quite good for the price of this board and it really improves the gaming experience for those of us who play FPS and RTS graphics intensive PC games. Card Installation: It was a breeze -- decent instructions + it fits into a PCI express slot without a problem inspite of it being a rather wide card + it runs off the power supplied in the slot. Value: Although the board came without a gaming software throw in, the value was still there and it compares very favorably to a nVidia 8600XT. With 512MB on the board, it has twice the RAM and comparable processing power. Bottom line: I'd buy it again and I'd recommend it to others.