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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT

This is a DirectX 10 graphic card from ATI and direct competitor to the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphic card for laptops. It is a higher clocked version of the HD 2600/2700 It appeared for the first time in the desktop replacement laptop HP Pavillion HDX 20" and showed good benchmarks (accompanied by Intel T7700 Core 2 Duo processor). The performance lies a bit over the 9500M GS middle class graphics card. Modern DirectX 10 games are playable but not with highest details.

Due to the Avivo HD videoengine  the Chip accelerates HD Video like HD DVD, Blu-ray (Video Decoder for H.264/AVC, VC-1, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4/DivX Video Codecs). Furthermore PowerPlay 7.0 brings longer battery runtimes. Furthermore, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT is certified for Windows Vista (for the Aero user interface).

Technically, the chip owns 120 stream processors which are able to manage vertex-, geometric or pixelshader operations. Therefore DirectX 10.0 and Shader Model 4.0 are supported. To be mentioned is also the 256 bit wide ringbus.

Compared to the Deskto HD 2600 XT the Mobility version is slower clocked and therefore a bit slower.

ManufacturerATI
Mobility Radeon HD 2600 Series
Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT 120 @ 700 MHz128 Bit @ 750 MHz

Mobility Radeon HD 2600

120 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 600 MHz
CodenameM76-XT
ArchitectureRV6xx
Pipelines120 - unified
Core Speed *700 MHz
Memory Speed *750 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2, GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory256+ MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Transistors390 Million
technology65 nm
FeaturesAvivo HD Video, PowerPlay 7.0, Programmable Tesselation Unit (meant for Direct X 10.1)
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement14.05.2007
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://ati.amd.com/products/mobilityrade...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 933      avg: 933 (2%)     median: 933 (2%)     max: 933 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1159      avg: 1159 (3%)     median: 1159 (3%)     max: 1159 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 4002      avg: 4120 (11%)     median: 4094 (11%)     max: 4264 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 8268      avg: 8768.7 (24%)     median: 9008 (24%)     max: 9030 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 11505      avg: 11872.5 (8%)     median: 11872.5 (8%)     max: 12240 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 24515      avg: 24515 (40%)     median: 24515 (40%)     max: 24515 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3337      avg: 3362 (23%)     median: 3362 (23%)     max: 3387 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
0% 100%
min: 5.9      avg: 5.9 (87%)     median: 5.9 (87%)     max: 5.9 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
0% 100%
min: 5.3      avg: 5.3 (78%)     median: 5.3 (78%)     max: 5.3 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
149.4  fps      Compare
med. 640x480
150.3  fps      Compare
high 800x600
137.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1024x768
102.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00011825561523438s +0.255s ... 0.257s

#2 Before gaming benchmark output +0s ... 0.257s

#3 return log +0.073s ... 0.33s

Gaming Performance

The following  gaming benchmarks are taken from our German One C7000 review which was equiped with a T7500 CPU.

Battlefield 2: 1680x1050, highest, 4xAA: 40 fps -> fully playable
Battlefield 2142 : 1680x1050, highest, 4xAA: <20 fps -> not playable (smallerresolution and details is fully playable)
Call of Duty 4: 800x600, med: 38 fps -> fully playable
Crysis: 800x600, med: 36 fps -> playable

Notebook reviews with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics card

HP Pavilion HDX9130eg: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 20.1", 7.1 kg
  Review » Short Review HP Pavilion HDX9130EG Notebook

Acer TravelMate 7520G: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-66, 17.1", 3.8 kg
  External Review » Acer TravelMate 7520G

HP Pavilion HDX: Intel Core 2 Duo T7700, 20.1", 8 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion HDX

HP Pavilion HDX9000: Intel Core 2 Duo T7700, 20.1", 7.4 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion HDX9000

HP Pavilion HDX9095EA: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 20.1", 7.1 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion HDX9095EA

HP Pavilion HDX9130EG: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 20.1", 7 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion HDX9130EG

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Class 2
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Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
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Class 4
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Class 5
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GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)