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.

The Specs

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

Performance

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