Pros

  • HDMI output (with 5.1 channel sound)
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Poor performance

At A Glance

Affordable card has HDMI output adapter capable of 5.1 channel sound, but its HD2600XT GPU can't match NVIDIA's 8600 GT chip.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.powercolor.com

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 30439
Ports and Connections
S-Video-Out Yes
S-Video-In No
Audio Input No
Ports Two DVI-out
Component Video No
Composite-Video-Out Yes
Composite-Video-In No
Audio Output Yes
DVI-Out 2
Memory
Memory size 0.256 MB
Memory type GDDR3
Memory speed 1400.0 MHz
Included Software
Windows XP x64 Driver Yes

Performance

Performance
Doom 3 (1024 by 768, antialiasing) 62.37
Quake 4 (1600 by 1200, antialiasing) 31.6
Battlefield 2 (1600 by 1200, antialiasing) 31.65
Quake 4 (1024 by 768, antialiasing) 60.93
Unreal Tournament 2004 (1024 by 768) 78.54
Quake 4 (1600 by 1200) 53.0
Far Cry (1024 by 768, antialiasing) 23.05
Unreal Tournament 2004 (1024 by 768, antialiasing) 73.94
Half-Life 2 (1024 by 768, antialiasing) 52.37
Far Cry (1600 by 1200) 46.63
Half-Life 2 (1024 by 768) 86.07
Doom 3 (1600 by 1200) 56.07
Unreal Tournament 2004 (1600 by 1200) 69.23
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory (1024 by 768, antialiasing) 29.33
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory (1600 by 1200) 38.35
Halo (1600 by 1200) 82.08
Quake 4 (1024 by 768) 98.6
Half-Life 2 (1600 by 1200, antialiasing) 27.07
Battlefield 2 (1024 by 768) 74.35
Battlefield 2 (1600 by 1200) 58.43
Unreal Tournament 2004 (1600 by 1200, antialiasing) 45.65
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory (1600 by 1200, antialiasing) 14.9
Half-Life 2 (1600 by 1200) 46.3
Far Cry (1600 by 1200, antialiasing) 23.05
Battlefield 2 (1024 by 768, antialiasing) 60.99
Far Cry (1024 by 768) 76.93
Halo (1024 by 768) 130.28
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory (1024 by 768) 67.63
Doom 3 (1600 by 1200, antialiasing) 31.27
Doom 3 (1024 by 768) 69.57

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