MSI ATI Radeon RX2400Pro Video Card Review

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Gaming on the cheap

Have you ever tried to play Bioshock with onboard graphics?  If you manage to get it to work, chances are good that even at the lowest quality settings its still going to be very choppy gameplay.  Have you ever had the ability to kill a blade-wielding kid when all you see is various frames?  Very freaking doubtful, and I challenge you to show me any other outcome other than defeat.  The trouble is, graphics cards are expensive.

For the mid-level gamer who can’t afford the cards that make other nerds wank themselves, there is the ATI Radeon RX2400 Pro.  Offering high definition graphics and three video out options, the 2400 has the potential to kick some major ass… or at least keep yours gaming.

Radeon 2400 HD Product Features

  • Hardware based H.264/VC-1 decoding of Blu-ray™ and HD DVDs
  • HDMI with 5.1 surround sound audio
  • DirectX® 10 support
  • Up to twice the performance of integrated graphics

The ATI Radeon HD 2400 is a feature-rich upgrade from integrated graphics for an immersive experience with DirectX® 10 gaming and HD video. Connect to big-screen TVs with HDMI and built-in 5.1 surround sound audio to enjoy Blu-ray™ and HD DVD movies. ATI Catalyst™ graphics configuration software is designed for quick setup and stable operation with Windows Vista.

HD Gaming with DirectX® 10
Enjoy a dramatic high-definition gaming experience with Windows Vista at up to twice the performance of integrated graphics. Enhance your game play and experience sharper images, more textures, and the improved lighting effects that create lifelike interactivity and immersive realism enabled by DirectX 10 support.

ATI Avivo™ HD Video & Media
Combine advanced HD video processing with cool, quiet, and energy efficient operation that will delight a home theater enthusiast. ATI Avivo™ HD technology provides hardware based H.264/VC-1 decoding of Blu-ray and HD DVD movies and built-in 5.1 surround audio designed for an easy HDMI connection to big-screen TVs.

ATI Radeon HD 2400 Feature Summary

  • 180 million transistors on 65nm fabrication process
  • 64-bit DDR2/GDDR3 memory interface
  • Unified Superscalar Shader Architecture
  • Full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 10
  • Dynamic Geometry Acceleration
  • Anti-aliasing features
  • Texture filtering features
  • CrossFire™ Multi-GPU Technology
  • ATI Avivo HD Video and Display Platform
  • PCI Express x16 bus interface
  • OpenGL 2.0 support