Gigabyte Radeon HD2400 XT Reviewajmatson - April 23, 2008
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The Gigabyte HD 2400 XT, while not being a very good gaming card for high graphics intensive games, does work well at lower settings and for video projects. The HD 2400 XT supports Windows Vista and the Aero interface, allowing you to have a great computing experience. Gigabyte packs all of today's technology into a nice little card that is inexpensive for anyones budget. The passive cooling design makes it perfect for an HTPC or small office computer running programs with ease. When compared to the HD3450, which is a newer low profile, mid-range card, the HD 2400 XT held on strong and coming up on top for some of the benchmarks. That is amazing for older technology, which you hardly ever see.
Since this card is designed as a media card more than a gaming card, I had high expectations for the video review. I must say that those expectations were met and exceeded. The video playback was flawless and crisp. The pictures in the review do not do it justice and I actually got caught up watching the full length of both movies, because of the definition and clarity. If you are looking into building an HTPC or even for casually playing low quality games, then the Gigabyte HD 2400 XT is a no brainer buy. However, if more than casual gaming is your thing I would look for a more high-end video card such as Gigabyte's 8600GT Video Card , which uses the same concept for cooling and low profile design.
- 65nm GPU manufacturing process.
- Passive screen cooling.
- Highly overclockable.
- Low profile design.
- No external power source needed.
- Supports DirectX 10
- Ultra durable design.
- Not good for high quality gaming
- Uses DDR2 instead of DDR3, possibly limiting higher memory overclocks.