A passive card for mature PCs. Last modified on 26 January Rate this item 1 2 3 4 5 0 votes. The reason for which we decided to pick this system is the fact that the AGP market is dying, and that those in search for the AGP card either want to make a nice HTPC out of their aging system or simply just want to refresh it a little. The only noticeable difference between the AGP and PCI-Express versions is the lack of Crossfire connector and the small Rialto bridge chip placed on the back of the card. That difference is noticeable in 3DMark 03 where the HD Pro has marks less, and in the 3DMark 06 where the difference is lower, marks. Benchmarking and Conclusion All Pages.
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Stock Intel Cooler Memory: As this card comes without the temperature sensor on its core, we measured it using the temperature probes placed on the GPU block and on the heatsink fins on the back of the card.
The only noticeable difference between the AGP and PCI-Express versions is the lack of Crossfire connector and ai small Rialto bridge chip placed on the back of the card. Games Games like F.
MSI RXPRO AGP tested
A passive card for mature PCs. When compared to the X we can talk about some performance issues, but these cards aren’t in the same class or generation for that matter.
Even then, the cards, as well as the entire system, just didn’t have what it takes to run this radon game. More in this category: Intel P4 Northwood 2.
MSI RX2600PRO-T2D256EZ/D2 – graphics card – Radeon HD 2600PRO – 256 MB
In Serious Sam 2 the difference rises as you set higher resolutions, which we can attributed to the difference in memory amount and memory interface, but MSI HD Pro handles Antialiasing and Anisotropic Filtering really well. It’s a silent AGP card with a reasonable price and price is often what really matters in the upgrade market. Simple math comes into play: Benchmarking and Conclusion All Pages.
That difference is noticeable in 3DMark 03 where the HD Pro has marks less, and in the 3DMark 06 where the difference is lower, marks. The main credit goes to the large heatsink, as well as the fact that the RVPro core doesn’t heat up too much, thus making it a perfect candidate for passive cooling. Bear in mind temperatures are measured in an open case environment, and in a closed case good airflow is a must. Last modified on 26 January Rate this item 1 2 3 4 5 0 votes. World in Conflict at maximum details is just not made for this kind of system, so in order to get at least double digit results we had to rrx2600pro the game on medium settings.
The reason for which we decided to pick this system is the fact that the AGP market is dying, and that those in search for the AGP card either want to make a nice HTPC out of their aging system or simply just want to refresh it a little. Yet another difference is the 4-pin floppy connector which can’t be found on the PCI-Express version.
Fudzilla It News and reviews. ATI’s HD Pro GPU, or less commonly known as RV, is made in the 65nm manufacturing process which is the main prerequisite for this card to be passively cooled, since it produces less heat and doesn’t need a large heatsink like, for example, Sapphire’s HD Ultimate.
The only difference between this card and the MB version is memory size; the cooler and the clocks are identical. We were very skeptical concerning the performance of this cooling solution, but MSI has managed to pleasantly surprise us. MSI was kind enough to send us the MB version. For rx200pro test, we decided to use an older system which we like to call “old faithful,” based on Intel’s PE socket chipset paired with Intel’s Rx2600pri Northwood processor working at MHz. The reason for this is simple, the AGP port can’t supply enough power to power this card.
The card handles Windows Vista and its Aero Glass without any problems. The memory, on the other hand, is a different story. As we mentioned in the beginning, MSI has decided to go for a passive cooling solution which uses dual heatpipes to transfer the heat away from the core to the heatsink located on afi back of the card.
MSI RXPRO-T2DE – graphics card – Radeon HD PRO – MB Overview – CNET
Conclusion The card is capable of running most games at reasonable resolutions, its cooling is effective and the temperatures are surprisingly low. Of course, the main advantage of a passive cooling solution is it’s completely silent, so if you are a “noise-freak” a passive solution is made for you.
It was interesting to see that the temperature on the GPU block is the same as the one on the heatsink fins, which means that the heat is effectively transferred from the GPU to the heatsink.
We tried playing a few HD movies and the CPU usage ranged from 30 to 50 per cent, which is understandable if you consider that this an ancient single core processor and playing HD content is only made possible thanks to the HD Pro card. When talking about passively cooled cards it’s always worth mentioning that you should assure good airflow inside the chassis when using such cards, as passive cooling solutions are in most cases less efficient than their active counterparts.