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Sapphire to Launch New HD 2600 XT ULTIMATE Edition Graphics Solution

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Sapphire Technology has just announced that in addition to the new HD 2600 and HD 2400 series of graphics accelerators scheduled for release in July, the range will include the new completely passively cooled SAPPHIRE HD 2600 XT ULTIMATE Edition. The SAPPHIRE HD 2600 XT ULTIMATE Edition features the latest unified shader architecture with 24 shader pipelines, core clocks of 800MHz, a 128-bit memory bus and high speed GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.4GHz. Sapphire offers the HD 2600 XT Ultimate Edition in two memory sizes, 256MB and 512MB. Other family members include the SAPPHIRE HD 2600 PRO with a similar architecture, but using 256 or 512MB of GDDR2 memory. Also available are the SAPPHIRE HD 2400 XT and SAPPHIRE HD 2400 PRO, cost effective solutions with 8 unified shader pipelines and a 64-bit memory interface using GDDR3 and GDDR2 memory respectively. Sapphire is already shipping its new flagship model the SAPPHIRE HD 2900 XT. Other products in the family are scheduled for delivery in July.



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I can tell this one is gonna flop....
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imo, passive cooling on a video card is a big no no.
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post #3 of 26
I tend to agree. Especially for overclocking...

AMD shot themselves in the foot with their release schedule.
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Everyone knows ATI's R600 launch was lackluster at best. You all don't need to keep repeating that in every friggin ATI thread. It's not getting old anymore, it IS old.
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For basically everyone on this forum this card will be worthless. But I'm working on a new media box and a silent gpu like this would be amazing! Running HDMI out to my projector, passive cpu cooling, and 2 or 3 120mm silentx 14 db fans would rock.
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Sapphire products are usually good Looks promising.
    
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64-bit memory.....ouch.....That definitely for the home theatre and NOT gaming. The 2600 would probably match/beat the 8600, at least from the looks of specs. It's not too horrible.
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So it runs cool enough to be passively cooled. What's the problem with that?

Edit: The one on the pic is the 2600XT no?
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For basically everyone on this forum this card will be worthless. But I'm working on a new media box and a silent gpu like this would be amazing! Running HDMI out to my projector, passive cpu cooling, and 2 or 3 120mm silentx 14 db fans would rock.
I'm pretty sure the HD 2400 and HD 2600 produce very little heat, so a passive cooling solution isn't necessarily a bad idea.
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It just means better overclocking when you upgrade to active cooling.
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