Let's get one thing out of the way right now – if you're looking for a card to play games with, you should give the Asus ATI Radeon EAH2400 Pro a very wide birth indeed.

A watered-down version of the 2400 XT– a card itself somewhat lacking in power – the Asus ATI Radeon EAH2400 Pro didn't enthrall us with its stunning specifications.

The core and memory clock speeds top out at 525MHz and 400MHz respectively. Combine these with the Asus ATI Radeon EAH2400 Pro's 64bit memory interface and you discover the reason for the shamefully low memory bandwidth of 6.4GBps.

Even the Asus ATI Radeon EAH2400 Pro 40 stream processors now seem unimpressive in comparison with other cards' offerings.
Unsurprisingly, game framerates are poor with the Asus ATI Radeon EAH2400 Pro. Very poor in fact – and even DirectX 9.x titles are something of a struggle.

Games are a non-starter, then. But there's still an awful lot you can do with the Asus ATI Radeon EAH2400 Pro. In particular, fans of HD content will find much to like. ATI's Avivo HD hardware-based H.264/VC-1 decoding is brilliant for most Blu-ray and HD-DVD movies, showing the films in dazzling detail while older (and often more expensive) cards struggle.

Graphics are that bit sharper and easier on the eye. And, despite the lack of firepower, if you're upgrading to the Asus ATI Radeon EAH2400 Pro from an onboard graphics setup you'll notice an increase in Windows performance.

Asus ATI Radeon EAH2400 Pro: Specs

  • 256MB GDDR2 RAM
  • core clock 525MHz
  • memory clock 400MHz
  • 40 stream processors
  • PCI-E
  • Direct X 10.x
  • 256MB GDDR2 RAM
  • core clock 525MHz
  • memory clock 400MHz
  • 40 stream processors
  • PCI-E
  • Direct X 10.x

OUR VERDICT

The Asus ATI Radeon EAH2400 Pro isn't for gaming. But the HD support is fantastic and it's an amazingly cheap card. If you want your PC to show films and photos in stunning detail, this is an excellent choice that gives you what you want without spending your money on features you have no interest in using.

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