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Gigabyte Radeon HD2400 XT Review

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As you may have noticed, the HD 2400 XT is not a mind-blowing gaming card. So what is its best quality? Well the answer would be video. The HD 2400 XT is designed to deliver stunning and rich video, all while relieving the decoding from the CPU to the GPU. This keeps the computer from bogging down during video playback and increases the quality since the video is now processed by the video card. This also allows older systems with not-so-strong CPUs to be used as media computers. That's right - now you can turn your older out-dated computer, into a video powerhouse HTPC, with an inexpensive upgrade. For the testing I will be using two movies to see how well they playback. The movies I chose were "We Were Soldiers" and "Behind Enemy Lines".


The first set of pics will be from the HD 2400 XT video card.















The second set is from the HD3450 video card.



Now I am going to rate the cards for picture quality and resources used. The scores are on a scale of 1 to 100 percent with higher being better. This is going off of what I saw while watching the videos based on first hand experience.


Wow, that was a tough one. There is no clear winner here as both cards are designed for video playback and they do them well. The Gigabyte HD 2400 XT did use slightly less average CPU power during the same testing, but the picture quality was excellent with no bogging down.

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