HIS Radeon HD 2600 XT IceQ Turbo GDDR3


In days gone past, I always had a hard time recommending a passive video card. Its like adding a space heater to a sauna. Times change, and it looks like passive video cards are a lot cooler then they used to be but I would still lean towards something like HIS IceQ line of cards in my builds. If passive isn’t for you but quiet is, check out Bit Tech’s review of the HD 2600 XT IceQ.


At 167mm long, it’s immediately obvious that the card’s blue PCB is much smaller than the Radeon HD 2600 XT GDDR4, which is 227mm long; instead, it’s a similar length to the Radeon X1650 XT (which is 166mm long). When you add the cooler, which is slightly longer than the PCB, the card is around 184mm long – about 10mm longer than the GeForce 8600 GT’s PCB.