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AMD's ATI Radeon HD 2600 features 120 stream processors

AMD’s next-generation graphics products are right around the corner. The next generation ATI Radeon HD 2000-series includes a top to bottom DirectX 10 lineup consisting of the HD2900, HD2600 and HD2400-series. Although DailyTech unveiled benchmarks of AMD’s upcoming ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT last week, details of the mainstream and value HD 2600 and HD2400-series have remained scarce.

AMD’s next-generation ATI Radeon HD 2600, based on the RV630 core, features 120 stream processing units with three SIMDs and two texture units. There will be two ATI Radeon HD 2600 GPUs: a Pro and XT model with different clock speeds and memory requirements.

AMD and add-in board partners will offer a variety of ATI Radeon HD 2600-based graphics cards. The different models include variations with GDDR4, GDDR3 and DDR2 memory in 512MB or 256MB configurations with or without video input and output capabilities.

Catering towards value users is the ATI Radeon HD 2400 with its 40 stream processors. Two SIMDs and one texture unit join the 40 stream processors. AMD plans to offer the ATI Radeon HD 2400 in Pro and LE models with varying configurations. ATI Radeon HD 2400-based graphics cards will have 256MB or 128MB of video memory. Add-in board manufacturers are free to set the output configuration, including VGA, dual-link DVI, video input/output, HDMI and DMS-59 outputs on ATI Radeon HD 2400-based graphics cards.


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Most likely disappointing...
By RussianSensation on 5/7/2007 7:32:08 AM , Rating: 2
3x less shader streaming processors on 128-bit memory bus? So to be fair this should cost roughly 2-3x less than HD 2900XT. The performance difference between mid-range and high end is become so drastic, it practically doesn't make any sense to buy mid-range cards this gen and go for top high end cards of last gen instead or step up to 8800GTS 320 while it is in supply for $260.

Looks like this round NV and ATI have something in common with Monica Lewinski - they both blew the big one!




RE: Most likely disappointing...
By Lightning III on 5/7/2007 10:13:27 AM , Rating: 2
I'll wait for the review on the new universal hardware video decoder. Supposedly its built in on the new hd 2000 cards since its looking like the HD 2900XT will be the best game with video quality combo since all my cards move from the gaming rig eventually to my HTPC anyway.

ask anybody in the HTPC world pure video is pure crud in comparison the addition of h.264 only decoding on their midrange cards is the first time I've even seen them aknowledge the market.


RE: Most likely disappointing...
By Lakku on 5/7/2007 2:02:51 PM , Rating: 2
Quit spreading FUD. Anyone who knows, knows that Purevideo was updated just a few months back, around the time the 8800 was introduced. Quit laying down outright lies, as in fact the updated Purevideo HD scores as good or better then ATi in the HQV benchmark (both at 123, depending on ATi card used).


RE: Most likely disappointing...
By mars777 on 5/7/2007 10:58:31 PM , Rating: 2
I think he was referencing video quality not ingame video quality.

But we still have to see UVD in action to make decidions on what is the best.


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