Asus 2600XT and 2600Pro - ATI mid range performance


Article <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 07/08/07
Author: Matt Kemp
Source: Asus


Overclocking was performed using Rivatuner. At no point was any other tool or mod used other than simply raising the clock speeds in Riva.

I did the best "quick OC" I could, running 3DMark06 as a performance and stability benchmark.


The results were as follows:

overclock %'age

As you can see the overclocks on the ATI cards varied a little, but generally were pretty decent. Here the "Pro" version of the cards did very well.

3DMark06 Overclocked

Let's see the difference a little overclock makes shall we?

3dmark06 overclocked

A nice difference in scores for the two cards there...but I'm not sure the overclocking alone is enough to dig them out of their 3DMark mire.
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Most Recent Comments

17-08-2007, 15:42:31

Take a look at the review here

Tell us what you think. ATI not done enough on this gen or are we overstating the case?Quote

17-08-2007, 17:22:49

The first thing I thought was, Ouch...

That's a nice review kemp, and i'm pretty surprised by it.Quote

17-08-2007, 20:00:45

Originally Posted by name='MikeEnIke'
The first thing I thought was, Ouch...

That's a nice review kemp, and i'm pretty surprised by it.
Surprised at the performance?Quote

17-08-2007, 20:40:21

Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Surprised at the performance?
Yea surprised that it kinda sucks... a bit upset poor AMD lolQuote

20-08-2007, 05:50:36

Mr. Smith
They suck hard.

Shame really.

Edit: I'd just like to add this came as no supise considering this whole 2900 fiasco. This generation of gfx card ahs been a failure for AMD.Quote

20-08-2007, 16:28:58

I agree

And it makes me a sad panda

20-08-2007, 16:55:54

When the words Bad, Shame and Awful are in a review it cant be good.Quote

20-08-2007, 16:57:38

Lol ok gonna have to read this review just for kicks now :PQuote

20-08-2007, 18:25:47

thats depressing tbh Quote

22-08-2007, 17:20:29

Originally Posted by name='markkleb'
When the words Bad, Shame and Awful are in a review it cant be good.
lol and that's just in the conclusion Quote

25-09-2007, 13:02:56

No one is mentioning the fact that the 2600 is available in AGP and the 8600 is not. I dont use AGP but if you go to Valves system information page you will see that close to 40% of all the people using Valve still use a video card plugged into an AGP slot.

The fact that the 2600 comes in AGP is a HUGE advantage that Nvidia is simply overlooking.Quote

25-09-2007, 14:47:32

Honestly? I'd prefer an older DX9 card over the 2600 seriesQuote

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