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


With the Ultra/1960 GLH, Gainward provides a GeForce 6600 GT card that in hardware terms is extraordinarily well-equipped. It can definitely be recommended, as long as you can dispense with opulent software extras. The card provides a refreshing contrast to the competition, with its relatively good 3D performance, two DVI outputs, TV in and out, its classy appearance, the multistage illumination of the fan and the adjustable fan speed, but it is also the most expensive model among our test candidates.

Overview Gainward
Product Name Ultra/1960 PCX XP 128 MB
"Golden Sample" GLH
Manufacturer Gainward
Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT
Codename NV43
Bus Standard x16 PEG
Memory 128 MB
Memory Type GDDR3
Core Clock Speed 540 MHz
Memory Clock Speed 1150 MHz
Memory Buswidth 128 bit
Memory Bandwidth 18.4 GB/s
Pixel Pipelines 8
Vertex Shader Units 3
DVI 2x
TV-Out S-Video
TV-Out HDTV Support +
Dual-Link DVI -
Power Cable -
Video-In Composite
TV-In (Tuner) -
Audio-In -
Cooling Cooling Fan
Adjustable Fan-Speed +
Hardware-Monitoring Temperature
DVI-I -> VGA Adaptor 2x
Cables -
(HDTV) YPrPb output +
Software Bundle EXPERTool
WinDVD 5
muvee autoProducer 3.0
Games Bundle -
Others/Specials Red LEDs
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