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Good 3D Performance at a Middling Price: GeForce 6600 Shootout

Summary

Trinity AGP6600GT

Albatron's AGP6600GT 3D performance is very good. The card also looks quite impressive. But due to the fan's unbearably high noise level, the card wastes its potential and can't be given high marks.

Trinity PC6600U

In a few motherboards, the PC6600U's oversized heatsink thwarts the problem-free installation of the card. Disregarding that, however, the card delivers very good 3D performance for GeForce 6600 proportions. The card's SLI capability is worth noting.

Trinity PC6600GT

If you're not bothered by the card's otherwise meager array of components, you're getting a solid GeForce 6600 GT card in the Albatron PC6600GT. Thanks to the negligible increase in frame rate, the 3D performance of the PC6600GT is minimally better than that of the usual GeForce 6600 GT models.

Overview Albatron
Product NameAGP6600GTPC6600UPC6600GT
ManufacturerAlbatron
Graphics ProcessorNVIDIA NV436600 GT66006600 GT
Bus StandardAGP 4x/8xx16 PEGx16 PEG
Memory128 MB128 MB128 MB
Memory TypeGDDR3GDDR3GDDR3
Core Clock Speed505 MHz400 MHz505 MHz
Memory Clock Speed950 MHz700 MHz1010 MHz
Memory Buswidth128 bit128 bit128 bit
Memory Bandwidth15.2 GB/s11.2 GB/s16.2 GB/s
Pixel Pipelines888
Vertex Shader Units333
Outputs
VGA1x1x1x
DVI1x1x1x
TV-OutCompositeS-Video
TV-Out HDTV Support+++
Dual-Link DVI---
Inputs
Power Cable+--
Video-In---
TV-In (Tuner)---
Audio-In---
Equipment
CoolingCooling FanCooling FanCooling Fan
Adjustable Fan-Speed---
Hardware-MonitoringTemperatureTemperatureTemperature
DVI-I -> VGA Adaptor---
Cables---
(HDTV) YPrPb output+++
Bundle
Software BundleWinDVD Creator
Games BundleArx FatalisGames Demos
Others/Specials-