|Experience True High-Definition Gaming in 1080p!|
Are you ready for the next evolutionary step in HD gaming? Experience DirectX® 10 gaming and HD media PC features with the Sapphire ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 XT. No longer are you chained to the confining dimensions of traditional PC screens, step outside the ordinary and into a world of big screen HD content playback with HDMI support provided with the Sapphire 2600 XT. Experience next generation hardware that promises immersive high definition gaming for Windows Vista™ and DirectX® 10, while allowing for easy CrossFire™ multi-GPU upgradeability, to run the hottest titles of today and tomorrow. Delivering a fully loaded HD feature-set including support for ATI Avivo™ HD, HDMI connect ability, HD Audio and Blu-ray / HD DVD decoding via Universal Video Decoding technology, the Sapphire 2600 XT far surpasses the demands of the performance hungry Media PC. The Sapphire Radeon™ HD 2600 XT with its impressive hardware offerings such as: the much anticipated ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 XT GPU, support for up to 512MB of onboard memory, 128-bit memory interface, and PCI Express native support will empower even the casual user to experience big screen HD gaming on a budget and provide the rendering muscle to drive the feature rich Windows Vista™ 3D environment.
Unified Superscalar Shader Architecture
Full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 10.0
Dynamic Geometry Acceleration
Texture filtering features
CrossFire™ Multi-GPU Technology
ATI Avivo™ HD Video and Display Platform
Know Your Drivers!6/9/2008
This is a good value video card, but do not use the included drivers for an AGP card! They do not work! You can obtain good drivers for the card by searching for "Omega Drivers" on Google. You can get the proper software as a free download, and it works just fine.
The HD 2600 XT is my first DX10 card and thus far I've been pleased. I was rather impressed the first time I loaded up Bioshock and later COD 4 which I play regularly. I have an Asus A8V Del mobo with AGP and this card has filled the slot nicely. I run a socket 939 AMD 64 X2 4600+ along with 2GB of RAM. I have not used any of the cards additional TV features. It runs COD 4 at 800 x 600 with minimal settings and allows me on average 45FPS (30 to 90FPS) If you still have AGP this is a cost effective choice. This is also my 2nd Sapphire card which has been historically of high quality.