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Palit HD 2600 XT - Speed vs Memory - The Cards

Shane aims to settle the age old debate of raw clockspeed versus more memory with a couple of Palit HD 2600 XTs.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 27, 2007 4:00 am

The Cards


With the package out of the way it's time to move onto the card itself. What you notice when you pull it out of the box is that there isn't a whole lot to the PCB, it's actually quite bare on the right side with not a whole lot going on. Without the extra 256MB of GDDR3 it's possible that they could have made the card smaller.




The left side has got a bit more going on and we of course have the black heatsink/fan that is sitting in the middle of the card. While Palit generally choose to use a dual-slot cooler on a lot of their mid-range Nvidia cards, we can see that they have only opted for a single slot one on the HD 2600 XT Super.



Turning the card over isn't something we do too much these days thanks to the general fact that there isn't normally much else to see but stickers. This time though we have some memory on the back that Palit have chosen to cool with a heatsink. It does seem kind of weird due to the fact that the front modules don't have a heatsink nor does the heatsink fan actually touch them, however they do get naturally cooled via the front fan anyway so Palit clearly thought that it was worth adding the memory sinks onto the back to help keep them a little cooler.



Finally having a look at the I/O side of things we have a pretty standard affair, dual dual-link DVI connectors and a Video-out port.


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