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ATI's Radeon 2600 XT Remixed

The Powercolor Radeon HD 2600 XT

Powercolor's 2600 XT is a perfect example of the new breed of 2600 XT. Priced low, with 700 MHz memory and a spartan bundle, the Powercolor 2600 XT is a down-and-dirty street fighter with little in the way of flash.

The card has a simple active cooler that does the job. In addition, there is the mandatory driver CD; a composite video out cable (which is a little silly, considering the ultra-low resolution that old-school composite cables can handle); a DVI-to-VGA adapter and a DVI-to-HDMI adapter. Of course, we should note that the 2600 XT has a built in sound processor to deliver audio through the HDMI adapter in addition to video, which is a very cool feature for those who plan to use the 2600 XT in a home theatre PC.

Absent is the PCIe power cable input you'll find on older midrange cards like the X1650 XT, which is nice.