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Update On midrange / value oriented HD 2000-series

| Posted: May 8, 2007 12:14 am

There's been quite a bit of info surface over the last couple months in relation to AMD/ATIs upcoming RADEON HD 2000-series DX10 cards, the majority of which has been about the two highest end models (the HD 2900 XT and XTX). Thanks to the lads over at the Dailytech today, they've managed to source some more information about the HD 2600 and HD 2400 models, fitting into the mainstream and value market segments respectively.

 

The 2600 series will come in two flavours, a Pro and XT differing only in clock speeds and amount of memory as far as OEM samples go. There will however be several variations from add-in partners in relation to the type and amount of memory onboard, some with GDDR4, others with GDDR3 and even DDR2 in 256MB and 512MB configurations will show up. So should you be in the market for one of these cards once they arrive, it'll certainly pay to take a good close look at the specs before laying down the bucks and realising you were ripped!

 

As for the value focused 2400 series, these will arrive in Pro and LE models, also with varying configurations not unlike the 2600 series.

 

HDMI is said to be resident across the full range of HD 2000-series cards via the use of a specific dongle as mentioned the other day.

 


AMD's next-generation graphics products are right around the corner. The next generation ATI Radeon HD 2000-series includes a top to bottom DirectX 10 lineup consisting of the HD2900, HD2600 and HD2400-series. Although DailyTech unveiled benchmarks of AMD's upcoming ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT last week, details of the mainstream and value HD 2600 and HD2400-series have remained scarce.

 

AMD's next-generation ATI Radeon HD 2600, based on the RV630 core, features 120 stream processing units with three SIMDs and two texture units. There will be two ATI Radeon HD 2600 GPUs: a Pro and XT model with different clock speeds and memory requirements.

 

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