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MSI RX2600XT Diamond OC Edition MSI RX2600XT Diamond OC Edition: MSI's latest appears to be a great fit for HTPC purposes, but packs a decent left hook in gaming.
Date: November 1, 2007
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Written By: Huy Duong
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Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

 
Min
Max
Avg
MSI RX2600XT Diamond OC Edition
12
32
30.033
MSI NX8600 GTS OC Edition
27
32
30.283

Both cards peak at 30fps. The game is a bit new to me, so if anyone has suggestions before our next review, feel free to let me (Quasar) know in the forums. Both the 8600GTS and 2900XT maintain relatively consistent framerates, but there were a couple instances where the 2900XT dipped under 20fps.

Enemy Territory - Image Quality

Enemy Territory looked quite impressive across several resolutions, though it looks best at 1280 and up. AA and high AF levels did slow the game to a point we needed to scale back to a max of 2xAA to maintain consistent framerates.

Bioshock

 
Min
Max
Avg
MSI RX2600XT Diamond OC Edition
17
46
27.189
MSI NX8600 GTS OC Edition
17
38
24.733

At 1680x1050, the MSI 2600XT is a slightly smoother experience. The trends are similar, spiking and dipping around the same spots, which were pretty much the action sequences.

Bioshock - Image Quality

We were able to play the game with most all of the shadowing effects on. We did need to turn AA off but the high resolution compensated a little for the jaggies. The fire and glare effects are especially nice.

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