Sapphire Radeon HD 2600XT Graphics Card - 100229L

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Performance

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.

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Reliable Performance

by Robert H. on 6/9/2008

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. Read More

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Know Your Drivers!

by Jeffrey Womack on 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. Read More

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Product Overview

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

  • 120 stream processing units
  • 128-bit floating point precision for all operations
  • Command processor for reduced CPU overhead
  • Shader instruction and constant caches
  • Up to 40 texture fetches per clock cycle
  • Up to 128 textures per pixel
  • Fully associative multi-level texture cache design
  • DXTC and 3Dc+ texture compression
  • High resolution texture support (up to 8192 x 8192)
  • Fully associative texture Z/stencil cache designs
  • Double-sided hierarchical Z/stencil buffer
  • Early Z test, Re-Z, Z Range optimization, and Fast Z Clear
  • Lossless Z & stencil compression (up to 128:1)
  • Lossless color compression (up to 8:1)
  • 8 render targets (MRTs) with anti-aliasing support
  • Physics processing support

    Full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 10.0

  • Shader Model 4.0
  • Geometry Shaders
  • Stream Output
  • Integer and Bitwise Operations
  • Alpha to Coverage
  • Constant Buffers
  • State Objects
  • Texture Arrays

    Dynamic Geometry Acceleration

  • High performance vertex cache
  • Programmable tessellation unit
  • Accelerated geometry shader path for geometry amplification
  • Memory read/write cache for improved stream output performance

    Anti-aliasing features

  • Multi-sample anti-aliasing (up to 8 samples per pixel)
  • Up to 24x Custom Filter Anti-Aliasing (CFAA) for improved quality
  • Adaptive super-sampling and multi-sampling
  • Temporal anti-aliasing
  • Gamma correct
  • Super AA (CrossFire configurations only)
  • All anti-aliasing features compatible with HDR rendering

    Texture filtering features

  • 2x/4x/8x/16x high quality adaptive anisotropic filtering modes (up to 128 taps per pixel)
  • 128-bit floating point HDR texture filtering
  • Bicubic filtering
  • sRGB filtering (gamma/degamma)
  • Percentage Closer Filtering (PCF)
  • Depth & stencil texture (DST) format support
  • Shared exponent HDR (RGBE 9:9:9:5) texture format support

    CrossFire™ Multi-GPU Technology

  • Scale up rendering performance and image quality with 2 or more GPUs
  • Integrated compositing engine
  • High performance dual channel interconnect

    ATI Avivo™ HD Video and Display Platform

  • Dedicated unified video decoder (UVD) for H.264/AVC and VC-1 video formats
  • Hardware MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4/DivX video decode acceleration
  • Avivo Video Post Processor
  • High Quality Video Post Processing
  • Two independent display controllers
  • Two integrated dual-link DVI display outputs
  • Two integrated 400 MHz 30-bit RAMDACs
  • HDMI output support
  • Integrated AMD Xilleon™ HDTV encoder
  • MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, WMV9, VC-1, and H.264/AVC encoding and transcoding
  • Seamless integration of pixel shaders with video in real time
  • VGA mode support on all display outputs
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Sapphire
    Mfg Part# 100229L
    SKU 207542888
    UPC 840777021699
    UPC 14 00840777021699
    Features
    Specs
    390 million transistors on 65nm fabrication process
    128-bit DDR2/GDDR3/GDDR4 memory interface
    Ring Bus Memory Controller
    Unified Superscalar Shader Architecture
    Full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 10.0
    Dynamic Geometry Acceleration
    Anti-aliasing features
    Texture filtering features
    CrossFire™ Multi-GPU Technology
    ATI Avivo™ HD Video and Display Platform
    Tech Specs
    Interfaces/Ports 1 x 15-pin HD-15 VGA / 1 x DVI-I / 1 x TV Out
    Brand Name Sapphire
    Product Model HD 2600XT
    Manufacturer Part Number 100229L
    Product Name Radeon HD 2600XT Graphics Card
    Manufacturer Website Address www.sapphiretech.com
    Manufacturer Sapphire, Inc
    Product Type Graphics Card
    Package Type Retail
    Bus Width 128 bit
    Standard Memory 512 MB
    Memory Technology GDDR3 SDRAM
    Platform Support PC
    Chipset Manufacturer ATi
    Number of Stream Processors 120
    Chipset Model Radeon HD 2600 XT
    Dual Link DVI Support Yes
    RAMDAC Speed 400 MHz
    API Support DirectX 10.0 / OpenGL 2.0
    Shader Model 4.0
    Digital Signal Yes
    HDCP Support Yes
    Dual RAMDAC Yes
    Maximum Resolution 2560 x 1600
    Host Interface AGP 8x
    Analog Signal Yes
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