Vvikoo 2600 Pro Turbo
On first look I couldn’t believe how small the card was. At only a few inches long it looks very neat and although it doesn’t seem like it will pack much punch, it’s certainly a lot prettier than the 8600GT Vvikoo sent us last time.
The PCB is the usual ATI red which is always impressive.
The cooler Vvikoo has decided to use on their Turbo 2600 Pro is a black petal heatsink with a centralized fan. This is attached with a clip – as apposed to screw – mechanism. It’s all very low profile so it’s pretty unlikely that there will be any mounting issues. Unfortunately, it’s not quite a single slot cooler, the fins rise a couple of millimeters above the PCI bracket so you’ll need two slots for this otherwise small card.
The sticker over the edge of the backing plate states that if you remove it – sticker – you will void your warranty. This is to prevent people who don’t know what they are doing from attempting to fit aftermarket coolers and damaging the card. So take care if you plan to fit something a bit more hefty.
The fan is powered by a two pin connector that sits on the board itself; nice and neat.
The rear of the card has a DVI port and a VGA connector for those still using analogue monitor cables. Also included on the back is an HDMI port; this allows you to directly feed your HD TV from your computer without the need for a DVI to HDMI converter.
The Vvikoo 2600 Pro Turbo has no Crossfire bridge so don’t think you’ll be able to link two of these up later on the old hardware way. Software Xfire may still be possible but this is much less effective than your standard crossfire setup.
Another thing this board lacks is an external power socket, this card is powered purely from it’s PCI-e slot. That’s a plus point for all the cable management geeks out there and for anyone with an older PSU.
Installation for a card this size – as you can imagine – was about as easy as it gets. It slots in nicely, causing no issues with length.