Motherboard: Foxconn C51XEM2AA soc.AM2
Processor: AMD Athlon DualCore 3800+ X2
CPU cooler: ThermalTake BlueOrb II
Memory: OCZ Platinum 2x 1GB PC6400 800MHz 4-5-4-15
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 250GB SATAII 7200.10
PSU: Fortron BlueStorm 400W
Graphics Card: Club3D ATI Radeon HD2400Pro Low Profile, HD2400Pro Passive i HD2600Pro
We tested the cards in 3DMark and games: F.E.A.R, Company of Heroes, Quake4, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. It’s interesting that the manufacturer wrote “Designed for Multimedia” on the HD2400Pro box, whereas the stronger model is intended for “Gaming and Multimedia”. An example of honest marketing, something that is rarely seen in the industry. However, we still used same tests to test both cards.
3DMark tests show that 2600Pro beats 2400Pro by a great margin, but that didn’t surprise us.