AMD is a manufacturer of computer products such as processors and graphics cards. Its graphics cards consist of a variety of ATI products for desktops and laptops. The ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro is designed for both television and computer applications, including HDTV and multi-screen capabilities.
Features and Displays
ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro cards utilize a RV630 graphic processing unit. The card has eight texture units and four raster operators. The pipeline features a super-scalar MADDx5 layout. This model is manufactured with a 65 nm process and has 120 shader processors. The card has either 256 MB or 512 MB of GDDR3 memory installed. The Radeon HD 2600 supports output for HDTV component cables, dual-link DVI-I connections, DVI-I to HDMI connections and VGA. This card is capable of running two displays at the same time with separate resolution and refresh rate settings.
The ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro features a memory clock that operates at 500 MHz, a shader clock running at 600 MHz and a core clock with a speed of 600 MHz. This card performs up to 144 billion floating point operations per second and has a memory bandwidth of 16 GB per second. The pixel fill rate is 2,400 megapixels per second and the texture fill rate is 4,800 megatexels per second. The interface for the card is an AGP 8X graphics bus.
Requirements and APIs
ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro graphics cards support Windows XP, Vista and Windows Media Center Edition 2005 operating systems. The manufacturer recommends a power supply of 400 watts or more to power the card. To install the card, a gigabyte of RAM and an X16 lane graphics slot must be available on a computer with PCI Express. This model is compliant with DirectX 10.0 and OpenGL 2.1 API protocols.
Resolutions and Accessories
The Radeon 2600 Pro has a maximum resolution of 2,048 by 1,536 pixels for analog displays connected by VGA. DVI digital connections have a maximum resolution of 2,560 by 1,600. The TV out supports 480i and 525i analog displays for standard definition television. Analog and digital TV-out displays support 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p for high-definition television and are capable of custom, user-defined resolutions. Accessories for this graphics card include a video-out adapter, a set-up CD, a DVI to HDMI adapter and a HDTV Component out adapter.