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GeCube Shows Off Their 800MHz Dual-Slot Radeon HD 2600 XT

I love it when I run the parser...not really expecting it to find anything, and then BAM! Something interesting presents itself. GeCube has launched the site for their HD 2600 XT graphics card. Just in case the page is removed I have taken screenshots of the Product Feature and Specifiactions pages.

My favorite part of these pages is how specific GeCube is about the power requirements on the Specifcation page. "Recommends a 400-Watt power supply or greater to ensure normal system operation where a number of other internal devices are installed." "Note : No extra power cable to the video card connection is required or needed for easy installation of this powerful, high performance gaming video card."

The page shows the card as having an 800MHz core clock (which I believe is a new record), 256MB of GDDR4 memory on a 128 bit memory bus with dual-link HDCP on both DVI ports, as expected. What wasn't quite expected was the dual slot cooler, which is a first for a mid-range card, especially one without a separate power connector.

According to ATi's slide presentation on the HD 2600 series, the memory on the 2600 XT should be clocked at 1.1GHz (2.2GHz effective), for an aggregate memory bandwidth of around 35 GB/sec. This compares favorably with the 32 GB/sec of bandwidth boasted by the GeForce 8600 GTS.

If we have enough information Mike and I will try to get the entry created for the HD 2600 XT's chip, so we can then enter this card into the database.

EDIT:

I found everything we needed. Here is our Radeon HD 2600 XT page.

EDIT 2:

I just noticed that the box has "512MB GDDR4" on it, even though everything else on GeCube's site says "256MB of GDDR4".

GeCube HD 2600 XT


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