ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 vs ATI Mobility HD 4860

General info

Comparison of Mobility Radeon HD 2600 and Mobility Radeon HD 4860 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
 
not rated
Architecture
RV6xx
 
Terascale 1
Code name
M76
 
M97-XT
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
14 May 2007
 
3 March 2009
Price now
$93
 
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Technical specs

Mobility Radeon HD 2600 and Mobility Radeon HD 4860's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Mobility Radeon HD 2600 and Mobility Radeon HD 4860's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
120
 
640
Core clock speed
500 MHz
 
650 MHz
Transistor count
390 million
 
826 million
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
40 nm
Texture fill rate
4.000
 
20.80
Floating-point performance
120 gflops
 
832.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Mobility Radeon HD 2600 and Mobility Radeon HD 4860 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
medium sized
 
large
Interface
MXM-II
 
PCIe 2.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Mobility Radeon HD 2600 and Mobility Radeon HD 4860: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
DDR2, GDDR3
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
256+ MB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
600 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
12.8 GB/s
 
64 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Mobility Radeon HD 2600 and Mobility Radeon HD 4860. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported by Mobility Radeon HD 2600 and Mobility Radeon HD 4860, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
10.0 (10_0)
 
10.1 (10_1)
Shader Model
4.0
 
4.1
OpenGL
3.3
 
3.3
OpenCL
N/A
 
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
 
N/A

Advantages of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600

We are unaware of any advantages of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 over ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860.

Advantages of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860

Much newer (3 March 2009 vs 14 May 2007)
More pipelines (640 vs 120)
Higher memory bandwidth (64 vs 12.8 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 65 nm)

So, Mobility HD 2600 or Mobility HD 4860?

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