Asus 2600XT and 2600Pro - ATI mid range performance


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


ATI have again failed to deliver a card that outperforms nVidia in the class that it is set for. Producing a top-end card that doesn't quite cut it is one thing, but when your mid-range doesn't stand up to the competition you've done something wrong.

When it all comes down to it mid-range is where the sales are and ATI have hurt themselves with this one. Asus have done some redeeming with the bundle and cooler, but not enough in my opinion to warrant you buying the cards.

With the price of the Pro around £60 @SCAN and a seeming lack of availability on the EAH2600XT (other brands priced at £70), ATI have entered the market at a low price. However, with the 8600GT's dropping close to that price I simply cannot recommend you go out and buy this card.

Reviewed Award

The Goods

+ Nice quiet cooler
+ Cheap
+ Good overclocking

The Mediocre

* Nice looking
* Decent Bundle

The Bad

- Bad gaming performance
- Awful 3DMark performance
- Brought to shame by the competition

Thanks to Asus for providing the review sample

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Most Recent Comments

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

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