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Play Value ATI Radeon HD2600 Pro 256MB Graphics Card - £17.99 with free delivery at play.com

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ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro Graphics Processor with 256MB video memory installed. Main Specifications: Interface: PCI Express x16 2 Dual Link DVI 1 S-Video Output Drivers Available to Download on th…
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ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro Graphics Processor with 256MB video memory installed.

Main Specifications:
Interface: PCI Express x16
2 Dual Link DVI
1 S-Video Output
Drivers Available to Download on the ATI Website
Hardware processed 1080p video playback of Blu-ray and HD DVDs
Plug-n-play CrossFire upgradeability
HDMI with 5.1 surround sound audio
DirectX 10 support

The ATI Radeon HD 2600 delivers a remarkable combination of DirectX 10 gaming performance and hardware processed 1080p video. Connect to big-screen TVs with HDMI including built-in 5.1 surround audio to enjoy Blu-ray and HD DVD movies. ATI Catalyst graphics configuration software manages the stunning visual effects for a premium Windows Vista experience.

Cheapest I've seen elsewhere is £40
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#1
#2
Good features for a card at that price! Gotta xfx 9500gt 256mb alpha dog edition tho :(
#3
OOS atm. Showing as preordered when purchased.

Good price for a budget card. Ordered one for a m8s PC who doesnt want to spend £50+.

Just hope Play honour this - cant be found if doing a standard search. Seems to be one of those 'hidden' products.
#4
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/8904325/-/Product.html?searchstring=hd2600&searchsource=0

Comes up fine with search by entering hd2600

I have an HD2400XT and although I don't play games on my PC, this type of card is brilliant for running dual monitors and playing HD movies etc.
#5
should update the title by the way, this is a 'Play Value ' card... no HDMI adaptor and 90% of DVI to HDMI leads wont work.
#6
Title changed, as requested.
#7
How will I know if this will work on my PC? Sorry to ask such a silly question, but I wouln't mind a cheapish card for my PC.

Is is just plug and play or do I need to do anything else?
#8
bellamy_47
should update the title by the way, this is a 'Play Value ' card... no HDMI adaptor and 90% of DVI to HDMI leads wont work.


Cotterpin
Title changed, as requested.


I bought one of the scan ones, that's how I found out about the adaptor issue, only a few seem to come with the HDMI adaptor and the can sell for more than this card if you can find one.
If I remember right you need a 'fully wired' DVI to HDMI lead. apparently most are not.

Just a heads up for potential buyers, It's the only downside to this card for media use, maybe someone more knowledgeable will help out with info.
#9
segaste
How will I know if this will work on my PC? Sorry to ask such a silly question, but I wouln't mind a cheapish card for my PC.

Is is just plug and play or do I need to do anything else?


do you have a PCIe slot?
#10
bellamy_47
do you have a PCIe slot?


I think so.My PC is only around 9 months old. It's a Dell.
#11
Also make sure your monitor supports DVI if not you may be better off with the 8400gs at the same price as it has a VGA. It's also is a half hight card if you have a system that requires it.

Oh and it's in stock!

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/5173040/Play-Value-Geforce-8400GS-256MB-PCI-Express-X16-Graphics-Card/Product.html
#12
segaste;4350589
I think so.My PC is only around 9 months old. It's a Dell.
Btw, it also needs to be a standard Dell PC - i.e. not one of their 'slim' type PCs (otherwise a low-profile card is required). There are DVI-VGA adapters (£2-3) if your monitor is VGA-only.

Download & run the standalone version of SIW. Look under Hardware > System Slots. It should have a 'PCI Express' slot mentioned there.
#13
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Also make sure your monitor supports DVI if not you may be better off with the 8400gs at the same price as it has a VGA. It's also is a half hight card if you have a system that requires it.

Oh and it's in stock!

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/5173040/Play-Value-Geforce-8400GS-256MB-PCI-Express-X16-Graphics-Card/Product.html


Cheers. My monitor doesn't support DVI so I think I'll gofor this one.

Crossbow
Btw, it also needs to be a standard Dell PC - i.e. not one of their 'slim' type PCs (otherwise a low-profile card is required). There are DVI-VGA adapters (£2-3) if your monitor is VGA-only.

Download & run the standalone version of SIW. Look under Hardware > System Slots. It should have a 'PCI Express' slot mentioned there.


Thanks aswell. I'll give this a download when I get in tonight.
#14
segaste
I think so.My PC is only around 9 months old. It's a Dell.


You'll also need to make sure that the card will fit in the PC - it may require a half height card if the Dell is a Slimline model.
#15
Sootie
You'll also need to make sure that the card will fit in the PC - it may require a half height card if the Dell is a Slimline model.


It's just a normal size PC. Wasn't a fan of those slimline ones:)
#16
Sootie
You'll also need to make sure that the card will fit in the PC - it may require a half height card if the Dell is a Slimline model.


Also rating of the power supply and whether you have power connectors or the ability to add them.
#17
Note this has a fan and so will add to system noise. I'm about to eBay an add-on video card because I can't stand the noise from the fan. The built-in video is good enough for me.
#18
bellamy_47;4351056
Also rating of the power supply...
segaste's Dell probably has at least a 300W PSU, so should be OK (Incidentally, they are very good, under-rated PSUs as well, able to power up to a 8800GT with the right power adapters/connectors).

bellamy_47;4351056
...and whether you have power connectors or the ability to add them.
Not necessary for these cards, as they get their power from the PCI-E slot.
#19
Crossbow

Not necessary for these cards, as they get their power from the PCI-E slot.


You're right :thumbsup:,
I have not fitted the one I bought, got a free power forge 6 pin vga protector with it, just assumed it ran with external power because of that... weird :?
#20
hot price for a Leopard osx86:whistling:
#21
Crossbow
Btw, it also needs to be a standard Dell PC - i.e. not one of their 'slim' type PCs (otherwise a low-profile card is required). There are DVI-VGA adapters (£2-3) if your monitor is VGA-only.

Download & run the standalone version of SIW. Look under Hardware > System Slots. It should have a 'PCI Express' slot mentioned there.


Where can i get a DVI-VGA adaptor for that price? play has them for £10
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otherHDUK;4355854
Where can i get a DVI-VGA adaptor for that price? play has them for £10
eBay or forums. Or, if you can wait, £1.40 @ DealExtreme. (Make sure it has the correct genders for your needs.)

If you're buying this card, the adapter might come bundled with it.
#23
does anyone know if this will fit in a Dell Optiplex GX280 Small Desktop form? I cant figure out if the PCI-E slot is a half height or a full height. if it is a half height slot, then this card wont fit right?
thanks!
1 Like #24
otherHDUK
does anyone know if this will fit in a Dell Optiplex GX280 Small Desktop form? I cant figure out if the PCI-E slot is a half height or a full height. if it is a half height slot, then this card wont fit right?
thanks!


I have no idea about your pc, but no part of the card is more than 19mm high (about hight of the mounting plate). :thumbsup:
#25
I have a Dell Dimension 8300 with an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB card fitted.

As this card is only £18 would there be any benefit in me upgrading to this one ? I'm not a gamer, but nowadays there's more graphic intensive stuff, especially on the web.

Think the desktop could actually do with more system memory come to think of it :whistling:
#26
otherHDUK;4356047
does anyone know if this will fit in a Dell Optiplex GX280 Small Desktop form? I cant figure out if the PCI-E slot is a half height or a full height. if it is a half height slot, then this card wont fit right?
thanks!
Assuming it's a SFF or Small Desktop as detailed here, then no it won't. You'll need a low-profile (LP) card with a LP bracket.

But if it's a MT chassis, it will be fine.

Johnski
I have a Dell Dimension 8300 with an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB card fitted.

As this card is only £18 would there be any benefit in me upgrading to this one ? I'm not a gamer, but nowadays there's more graphic intensive stuff, especially on the web.
Your card is AGP, while this is PCI-E, so it won't be compatible to begin with.

Johnski
Think the desktop could actually do with more system memory come to think of it
You could be right there. If you have the install/restore disk, a fresh install/factory restore could give it a fresh lease of life. Don't forget to backup prior to doing this though.
#27
Crossbow


Your card is AGP, while this is PCI-E, so it won't be compatible to begin with.

You could be right there. If you have the install/restore disk, a fresh install/factory restore could give it a fresh lease of life. Don't forget to backup prior to doing this though.


Thanks ever so much for pointing that out, it is indeed AGP. Just fished the manual out which confirms this :thumbsup:

The Dimension 8300 is nearly 5 years old this year and has only had 1gig of RAM from new so an increase wouldn't do it any harm & as you say a fresh install may also give it a fresh lease of life !
#28
No problem :)

Johnski;4356266
The Dimension 8300 is nearly 5 years old this year.....
I was looking at a review for it from 5-6 years ago. Don't tell me you paid £1500 for it :w00t:. A choice quote from the review:

The 8300 will be future proof for a long time yet, and just to push the point further Dell includes a 120GB Serial ATA Seagate Barracuda V hard disk, which will look after most people's storage requirements for a while,....
Well, if it has lasted you all this time, it has done a fine job I guess :thumbsup:
#29
hot hot deal, flamed !!
#30
I wouldnt get your hopes up about getting one of these, ive had one on order from play for over a week and its still on 'preorder'.. better to go for the 8400 for the same price..
#31
Beefnoodlez
I wouldnt get your hopes up about getting one of these, ive had one on order from play for over a week and its still on 'preorder'.. better to go for the 8400 for the same price..


I got one from scan for £16 a couple of weeks ago, I posted a link to the deal earlier... dunno if they have stock or if price is still the same, might be worth a look if play are out of stock?
#32
pre-ordered for me, thanks OP !

Bought a very nearly top of the range Celeron Processor basic bare boned pc unit with Windows Media Centre 2005 & 256MB RAM for $300AUD ( £120 at time Sep 2006 ) reduced from $799AUD - brand new ( tech is cheaper out there due to Asia- Pacific), in 2008 - Vista Ultimate Upgrade £50, 2GB RAM
£30 & this £18 baby will stop the stuttering with the onboard 128MB graphics when watching HD, bios switch off on board, install & DONE !

I just need to get a large hard drive circa £50 & im sorted for the new year or two......£268 quid over 4 years aint bad as a desktop ( if she lasts a minimum of another 18 months, which im confident she will ;-) ) might even get a BR drive it as it has a spare DVD drive slot.... another £70 - all in £338 aint bad over 4 years, HD Bluray and all - with my 42" Plasma :) yummy........


I love hotUKdeals, best for me ! :evil: for PC manufacturers/retailers :giggle:
#33
i have a dell dimension c521 that was popular on here a while ago, its a good machine for the cash but i really need to upgrade the graphics card now

currently have ati x1300 256mb but it isnt enough for my needs

what would be a good low profile graphics card replacement?

or would it be easier to just gut it and put everything in a midi tower?

thanks for any advice
#34
segaste
How will I know if this will work on my PC? Sorry to ask such a silly question, but I wouln't mind a cheapish card for my PC.

To do what ?
If you aren't playing HD video, then this isn't really any better than whatever you're using now.
bellamy_47
should update the title by the way, this is a 'Play Value ' card... no HDMI adaptor and 90% of DVI to HDMI leads wont work.

All DVI to HDMI leads will always work - the signals are electrically identical, and DVI is a subset of HDMI.

The only time this isn't true is with an Analogue-only DVI-A connector - but you'll never find one of these on a Graphics Card, they're always DVI-I (combined Analogue and Digital) and suitable for converting to VGA or HDMI if required.
#35
So this doesn't come with a DVI-HDMI adapter plug?
#36
Nom
To do what ?
If you aren't playing HD video, then this isn't really any better than whatever you're using now.

All DVI to HDMI leads will always work - the signals are electrically identical, and DVI is a subset of HDMI.

The only time this isn't true is with an Analogue-only DVI-A connector - but you'll never find one of these on a Graphics Card, they're always DVI-I (combined Analogue and Digital) and suitable for converting to VGA or HDMI if required.


nope, not with these I read up on it. various sources said the adaptor was the only option, and they are very expensive / rare

shinds
So this doesn't come with a DVI-HDMI adapter plug?

99% unlikely
#37
All you need is one of these type of things... http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=888377

£5.74 from scan.

I got one of these WITH my hd2400xt card and once you have one of these it'll transmit the sound and video to your HDTV or monitor through HDMI cable :)
#38
paddy.stone;4359539
All you need is one of these type of things... http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=888377
Would you happen to know if this is basically the same thing, but with different genders?
#39
paddy.stone


I got one of these WITH my hd2400xt card and once you have one of these it'll transmit the sound and video to your HDTV or monitor through HDMI cable :)



DVI does not carry an audio signal ;-)
#40
Crossbow
Assuming it's a SFF or Small Desktop as detailed here, then no it won't. You'll need a low-profile (LP) card with a LP bracket.


Thank you very much, the dell manual wasnt very clear and i spent ages trying to figure out the dimensions of a full size pci-e graphics card.

yeah, my back plate is only 80mm so it's def a half height:(

oh well i would go for the 8400GS but looking it has significantly worse performance than this.
good deal if it fits in ur computer..

bellamy_47
I have no idea about your pc, but no part of the card is more than 19mm high (about hight of the mounting plate). :thumbsup:


yeah i just measured, the back plate is only 80mm:( thanks!

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