Sapphire Radeon HD 2400 XT video card review
In recent months we've seen both high-end and mid-range parts from ATI's Radeon HD 2000 series of graphics boards in action, which leaves us with just the low-end to investigate. Although enthusiasts never fail to scoff at budget-oriented parts, the fact remains that they tend to be hugely popular with both system builders and very casual gamers, as well as frequently finding a niche with Home Theater PC builders in recent generations thanks to these boards featuring better video decoding capabilities, all as part of what tends to be a low power consumption environment that requires little (if anything) in the way of acting cooling.
Thus, with this in mind, Sapphire's Radeon HD 2400 XT holds the potential to fill several of these niches, between its passive cooling solution and support for UVD down to full DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.0 support for gamers. Can this board deliver good enough performance for users on a tight budget? That's the question we hope to answer today.