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  • VisionTek ATI HD 2400 Pro Review
  • VisionTek ATI HD 2400 Pro Review



    It is a proven fact that 90 percent of budget video cards do not do well when it comes to gaming, however the actual number varies depending on the game genre, game technology, and processor speed. For this review we will be using Serious Sam II as or primary benchmark with the aid of a benchmarking tool that you can find over at Guru3D called the Serious Sam II Benchmark. This tool allows us to set the resolution, and technologies we want to test and benchmark them against one of the 3 internal demos. The scores are then formatted into an HTML page for easy viewing, and saving.
    The system as it was tested
    Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H Intel 975X Express Chipset
    Core 2 Duo E6400 (2.13GHz) 2MB L2 cache 1066MHz FSB (Dual-Core)
    OEM Heatsink
    2x Adata Vitesta DDR2 800 (5-5-5-15) 512megs
    Western Digital Raptor 36gig SerialATA 10000RPM
    Antec NeoHE 550 power supply
    12x/40x DVD/CDRom
    Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1

    Video cards
    VisionTek ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro
    Chaintech SE6600G GeForce 6600GT PCI Express
    Serious Sam II
    Benchmark Conclusion
    As we may have guessed the HD 2400 Pro is not the premier gaming card and likely better suited for dual monitor graphics work, and HD video playback.  This is basically a mainstream video card for mainstream systems.  That is not to say you cannot game on this video card.  It is possible play Serious Sam II at 10x7 with the "detected" settings we did it for several hours.  The framerate is decent, lag is manageable, and the color rendering and details are superb.

    Don't read too much into the benchmark numbers, afterall the Radeon HD 2400 Pro is the slowest 2xxx series card available and our 6600 GT is one of the fastest 6600's around.