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Asus AGP-V6600 Deluxe Review


I can see big question marks coming from some of you regarding this topic already. As I have stated time and time again, overclocking is NOT the more stable way to run your hardware and the returns will vary from part to part. I only overclock with stock cooling and typical case cooling devices, nothing more. I also only claim to have a 'stable' machine if the card is able to complete tests without any visual problems or lock ups. In this particular case, I was able to clock our V6600 to 155 MHz core and 215 MHz memory speed. The card ran flawlessly over a 24-hour period of testing and looping of game demos overnight. I was surprised to say the least. In the test results I have included the performance runs with the V6600 at this speed. The numbers it produces are very impressive.

Benchmark Setup

Hardware Information
Motherboard (BIOS rev.)ABIT BX6 2.0 (BIOS date 7/13/99)
Memory128 MB Viking PC100 CAS2
NetworkNetgear FA310TX
Driver Information
Reference NVIDIA TNT2 Ultra4.12.01.0353
Asus V6600 Deluxe4.12.01.0362
Creative Labs Annihilator4.12.01.2202.01.0348
Leadtek WinFast GeForce 2564.12.01.0353
3dfx Voodoo3 35004.11.01.1213
Matrox G400 MAX4.11.01.1410 w/TurboGL 1.00.001
Environment Settings
OS VersionWindows 98 SE 4.10.2222 A
DirectX Version7.0
Quake 3 ArenaRetail versioncommand line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0
ShogoV2.14Advanced Settings = disable sound, disable music, disable movies, disable joysticks,enable optimized surfaces, enable triple buffering, enable single-pass multi-texturingHigh Detail Settings = enabledFortress Demo
Descent IIIRetail versionSettings = -nosound -nomusic -nonetwork -timetest
3Dmark 200016-bit settings = 16 bit textures, 16-bit Z-buffer, triple buffering32-bit settings = 32-bit textures, 24-bit Z-buffer, triple buffering