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Does anybody knows this card?

By chupes_on
Sep 13, 2007
  1. I'm planning to buy a GPU, nothing too fancy, actually I was thinking on a GeForce 8500GT, but then I find the Diamond Viper ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO (OVERCLOCKED 512MB PCIE GDDR2) Video Card:
    Product Features
    PCI Express x-16
    Radeon HD 2600 PRO OC with 600 MHz clock and 512 MB of 128 Bit-GDDR2 Memory
    1 GHz effective memory speed
    Dual DVI and HDTV Support
    Optimized for Windows Vista with Direct X 10 support
    Technical Details
    GPU/VPU: RADEON HD 2600 Pro
    RAMDAC: Dual 400 MHz
    Fill Rate per Second: 14.4 Billion pixels
    Additional Features: Vista Ready
    Additional Features: HDCP Enabled
    Additional Features: CrossFire Ready
    Additional Features: HDTV Ready
    Additional Features: OpenGL 2.0
    Additional Features: DirectX 10
    Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (HDTV - 1080i)
    Maximum Resolution: 2048 x 1536 @ 85Hz (Analog)
    Video Memory: 512MB
    Memory Type: DDR2
    Core Clock: 600 MHz
    Memory Bus: 128-bit
    Memory Clock: 800 MHz

    I've been researching on the web but i coudnt find any review nor even an opinion about this video card. It seems to be a quite nice, and it is a little bit expensive than the 8500GT. Actually I won't need something that powerfull, because I am not a gamer, I only will use it for watching DVD's, so maybe I'm exaggerating and you can recommed me something more adequated for my needs. I'm plannig to use it on a P5KC or a P35C mother board (+ E4300 + 2GB RAM).

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    The only thing you need to beware of is an occasional problem with ATi cards and some makes of motherboards. Check the forums for the card to find reports about ATi compatibility.
     
  3. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

  4. chupes_on

    chupes_on TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Albert, but I'm afraid it is a little bit out of my budget, also I've just read that this GPUs won't be compatibles with the DirectX10.1 so I'm thinking in buying a very simple GPU at this moment and replace it in a future with a GPU DirectX 10.1 support.
     
  5. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

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