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The graphics race has proven once again that innovation and competition is best for the consumer. For under $100 you can now have DX 9.0c and SM 3.0 with 256 MB of RAM. If you are a person looking for another quiet graphics card for a HTPC, or just looking for another solid card for a secondary gaming system, this card is a solution for those and other applications. It's also great for those of you who were hesitant to put a lot of money into an upgrade to PCIe because the graphics card would cost you as much as your CPU and motherboard upgrade; $99 is certainly not going to break the bank.
All of the game applications were able to run above 50 frames per second at 1024x768 and above 30 fps with 4xAA and 8xAF turned on. These engines comprise a majority of the titles out there, and this card can handle them all. XFX has truly brought mainstream gaming to the masses with the PV-T43P-UDS7 GeForce 6600 with DDR2. Now is time to stop riding the fence and move to the next generation - if sub-$100 graphics cards don't encourage you to make the switch, nothing will!