“SUNNYVALE, Calif. – June 28, 2007 – AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the arrival of the ATI Radeon HD 2600 and ATI Radeon HD 2400 series, the mid-range and entry-level graphics processors in the ATI Radeon HD 2000 series. These next-generation graphics processing units (GPU) bring premium support for Windows Vista with feature-rich DirectX 10 graphics, and built-in multimedia functions for an immersive HD video experience on the PC. Ranging from USD $89-$149 (SEP) for the ATI Radeon HD 2600 series and USD $50-$85 (SEP) for the ATI Radeon HD 2400 series, the new graphics solutions deliver compelling performance and image quality at an unbelievable price point. The ATI Radeon HD 2600 and ATI Radeon 2400 series have enjoyed broad customer adoption and are designed into a significant number of major OEM mainstream and value DirectX 10 PCs to be shipped in 2H07.
“The ATI Radeon HD 2600 and ATI Radeon HD 2400 series drive high definition innovation to the mainstream with an incredible price and performance proposition,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president, AMD Graphics Products Group. “With the launch of these new products, AMD is broadening the reach of The Ultimate Visual Experience by putting next-generation, DirectX 10 discrete graphics technology within reach for more users than ever before.” ”
… and here come the reviews!
- ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT, 2600 Pro, and 2400 XT @ HotHardware
- More Mainstream DX10: AMD’s 2400 and 2600 Series @ AnandTech
- ATI Unveils Affordable DX10 Cards: Radeon HD 2600 XT and 2600 Pro @ ExtremeTech
- AMD Radeon HD 2400PRO/2600XT Preview @ Phoronix
- HD2600 XT Performance Preview @ Hardware Canucks
- Radeon HD 2400 XT and 2600 XT @ Guru of 3D
- ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB @ TheTechLounge
- ATI HD 2600 XT – Mainstream DX10 @ BCCHardware
- AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT and Radeon HD 2400 XT – saviours or sinners? @ HEXUS
- ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT @ techPowerUp
- Powercolor Radeon HD 2400 Pro @ techPowerUp
The 2 brothers of the recently released 2900XT have appeared, the 2600 and the 2400. With lower clock speeds, lower power consumption and the inclusion of AMD’s Universal Video Decoder, these cards are perfect for an HTPC system, or for casual gamers. Unfortunately, they are not going to satisfy any hardcore gamers. It isn’t all bad news, the benefit gained in a Crossfire configuration from these two cards is better than any we’ve seen, which may signal hope for the future of AMD’s graphics division.