I'm too cool to Post
16th July 2003
Looks like Nvidia has decided to up the ante against ATI's HD 2600XT's.
64 Shader units, 500MHz core, 1400MHz GDDR3 Memory, BUT it will have a 256 bit data path. Retail price is expected to hit at $179.99
As usual XFX, BFG, and EVGA will most likely have overclocked units. Im expecting a 580MHz core speed and 1600-1700MHz memory speed.
I was set to buy a 8600GTS or a HD 2600XT but now Im thinking I should wait. I think the 256 bit bus is gonna make this puppy scream.
"World's Best Boss"
14th August 2004
I thought the 8600GTS was the 2600 XT's main oppenent. As the Pro is to the GT. If those speeds you say are true, it should be a really nice budget DX10 card. Also the link isnt working.
Trust me, I'm a Doctor
25th November 2003
That looks like a good card. The extra bandwidth if its 256bit should really help performance. The 2600XT would still be a bit cheaper though, they can be bought right now for only $110 for the GDDR3 version, or $150 for the GDDR4 on Newegg.
I'm looking at getting a HD 2600XT GDDR4 to replace my 7300GT soon.
Revenge was here.
25th April 2007
8600GT and GTS was a big disapointment, I hope this Ultra with 256 bits Bus to worth his money
I would die without GF
25th March 2005
yeah indeed good point arcadeplayer! The 8600 and 8500 were a dissapointment and very bad for gaming, a standard 7800 or 7900 were much better then those. So i think the ultra needs to be uber!