The Mass Market Warrior: ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT GDDR4 Review. Page 9
[09/28/2007 10:56 PM | Graphics]
by Alexey Stepin , Yaroslav Lyssenko, Anton Shilov
We have already reviewed new Radeon HD graphics architecture before, but at that time we only took a closer look at the top Radeon HD 2900 XT model, while more mainstream solutions didn’t get covered because they were scheduled to start selling a little later. Finally, mass Radeon HD saw the light of day and today we are going to check out one of them: Radeon HD 2600 XT.
The Radeon HD 2600 XT fails this test in the ordinary mode although Far Cry is a 2004 title and shouldn’t be a problem for a mainstream graphics card dated 2007 as the GeForce 8600 GT proves. The problem probably is not only about the cut-down texture-mapping and rasterization section of the RV630 chip but also about imperfect drivers.
The new card is somewhat more confident in the FP HDR mode. Its performance is still far from ideal but you can use a Radeon HD 2600 XT to play Far Cry, even though with occasional slowdowns. We’re talking about the 1280x1024 resolution here because the average speed of the Radeon HD 2600 XT is lower even than 40fps in the other resolutions.
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