ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT GDDR3 round-up
While 2007 has been one of relative struggle and hardship for ATI, which has seen them unable to gain any real traction in the high-end and enthusiast discrete graphics board market, the one area where we've seen the company find more success is at the low-end of the market. In particular, we've previously found the GDDR3 sporting iteration of the Radeon HD 2600 XT to offer some pretty reasonable performance at a very low price point for anyone after a DirectX 10 capable graphics board at present, significantly outperforming NVIDIA's comparable parts.
With this in mind, and with so many new and exciting titles having made their way to the PC platform in recent months, now seems like an ideal time to revisit this particular section of ATI's line-up. Thus, that's exactly what we've done, for today we examine not one, not two, not even three, but four Radeon HD 2600 XT GDDR3 graphics boards, all with varying specifications, configurations and bundles, to see what's on offer if you're after a cheap DirectX 10 graphics board to draw the year to a close. So, read on as we review parts from MSI, Gigabyte, Palit and HIS.