Friday, June 1st 2007

MSI Radeon HD X2600 XT benckmarks

MSI Radeon HD X2600 XT benchmarks

Seems like first RV630 samples are out in the wild. What's interesting besides the framerates is the 65nm architecture which seems to work out fine. Forum member NV6800 on the Coolaler.com forum who tested the card claims his system only drew 197W at full load. That's just 51W more compared to when the system was idle.

The system used for the benches consisted of a Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 Dual-Core with an FSB of 1066 @ 2,933 MHz, two Gigabyte PC2-6400 memory modules and a MSI Radeon HD X2600 XT with 256MB GDDR4 RAM. The GPU was clocked at 800 MHz, while the memory's clock was 1100 MHz.

Source: PCGH
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35 Comments on MSI Radeon HD X2600 XT benckmarks

#1
Ebola Bob
Nvidia sponsored?

Maybe he is sponsored by Nvidia? :pimp:
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rhythmeister
Tatty_One said:
But I am afraid it aint gonna be anywhere near that price, in the UK I would guess in the £125-£150 range.
Then the 8600 will wipe the floor with them I'd say :ohwell:
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Tatty_One
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rhythmeister said:
Then the 8600 will wipe the floor with them I'd say :ohwell:
Well obviously I dont know for sure but with the 2400 competing I would guess with the 8500GT (bare in mind the poor old 2400 is only going to have 64Bit memory bandwidth!) its a fair estimate I think to beleive that the 2600 is going to sit somewhere around the 8600GT/GTS price range. If the 2600 outperforms the 8600GTS in any case, ATi are not in a position to release it at a higher price than the GTS because that would place it around the 8800GTS 320MB price bracket and I will be surprised if it matches that, but again, just because they are being beaten in DX9 does not mean they will be beaten in DX10.
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#4
rhythmeister
Yes, but if I can buy the 8600 GTS for less then why would I buy an overpriced 2600, regardless of it's ATI pedigree?!
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Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
rhythmeister said:
Yes, but if I can buy the 8600 GTS for less then why would I buy an overpriced 2600, regardless of it's ATI pedigree?!
Could not agree more! I am about to do the same, well 2 for SLi but I think I may actually go for the 8600GT for SLi....low power consumption (not even a 6pin PCI-E plug on card) and I have just found one that comes with a zalman cooler as standard that clocks the core to more than stock GTS speeds! I am having some of that.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
uber dual card.


Im just hoping a few driver tweaks by ATI will put the HD2900XT up there with the 8800GTS in DX9. Its still a viable platform for games in this day and Age and it will be a good while before DX10 fully replaces DX9. I believe ATI will come out alright.
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Tatty_One
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WarEagleAU said:
uber dual card.


Im just hoping a few driver tweaks by ATI will put the HD2900XT up there with the 8800GTS in DX9. Its still a viable platform for games in this day and Age and it will be a good while before DX10 fully replaces DX9. I believe ATI will come out alright.
Agreed, I really want to see these cards performances in a proper DX10 title, not these buggy demo's that TBH are a waste of space, that coupled with some more mature drivers might just even things up a bit.
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