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Tuesday, 22 May 2007 18:44

Sapphire passively cools 2600XT

Written by Fuad Abazovic

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Available in July


Sapphire didn’t want to hold its breah anymore and it announced what it will be selling from July on. It will release two new series HD 2600 and HD 2400 and the most importantly is the Sapphire HD 2600XT Ultimate edtition, passively cooled card.

This is totally passive card and it doesn’t make a sound and features 24 Stream processors, 128- memory memory and high speed DDR3.

Sapphire will also launch HD 2600PRO card with DDR2 memory and slower performance and clockls.

The slowest of them will come in two flavours one called Sapphire HD 2400XT and HD 2400 PRO both with 64 bit memory only DDR3 or DDR2 and 8 unified shader pipelines only. This one should cost around $100 if not even cheper for the Pro.

All of these cards have ATI UVD – Unified Video decoder that will help cope with Blu-ray and HD DVD and HDMI works via DVI dongle and can transfer even 5.1 audio. Sapphire also provides two dual link DVI outs for all models.

It will start shipping these cards in July so you can forget about them in Q2. Here are the specs.

 

Product

SAPPHIRE

 HD 2600  XT ULTIMATE

SAPPHIRE

 HD 2600  XT

SAPPHIRE

HD 2600PRO

SAPPHIRE

HD 2400 XT

SAPPHIRE

HD 2400 PRO

Engine Clock

800 MHz

800 MHz

600MHz

700

525MHz

Memory Speed

1400 MHz

1400 MHz

1000MHz

1400MHz

800MHz

Memory Configuration

512 / 256 MB GDDR3

512 / 256 MB GDDR3

512 / 256MB GDDR2

256MB GDDR3

256 / 128MB GDDR2

Display Connectors

DVI-I + DVI-I + VIVO

DVI-I + DVI-I + VIVO

DVI-I + DVI-I + TVO

VGA  + DVI-I + TVO

 VGA + DVI-I + TVO

Dual Link DVI

Yes, 2x

Yes, 2x

Yes, 2x

Yes, 1x

Yes, 1x

HDCP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Interface

PCI Express

PCI Express

PCI Express

PCI Express

PCI Express

Integrated Audio

Multi-Channel Audio (5.1 Surround) via HDMI Support

Multi-Channel Audio (5.1 Surround) via HDMI Support

Multi-Channel Audio (5.1 Surround) via HDMI Support

Multi-Channel Audio (5.1 Surround) via HDMI Support

Multi-Channel Audio (5.1 Surround) via HDMI Support

Software Features

ATI AvivoTM HD

ATI AvivoTM HD

ATI AvivoTM HD

ATI AvivoTM HD

ATI AvivoTM HD

Windows Vista™

Premium Ready

Premium Ready

Premium Ready

Premium Ready

Premium Ready

 

 

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