One of the latest graphics cards to be released by Visiontek is a Radeon 2600XT model. Bored already? then fear not........ this is no ordinary XT, this video card features one gigabyte of DDR2 memory and two GPUs on a single PCB. Dual GPU cards are nothing new; there was the Voodoo 5500 many years ago and more recently the GeForce 7950 GX2. Unfortunately more often than not dual core cards are a miss rather than a hit; thinking of the X1950 Dual and Volari V8 Duo brings back awful memories for us, but when it is done right the benefits can be substantial. The 7950 GX2 for example gave us many months of enjoyment following its release.
In today's review we will be testing the 2600XT Quad against a similarly priced 8600 series product to find out which offers the best value and performance.