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

Summary

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 NameUltra/1960 PCX XP 128 MB"Golden Sample" GLH
ManufacturerGainward
Graphics ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce 6600GTCodename NV43
Bus Standardx16 PEG
Memory128 MB
Memory TypeGDDR3
Core Clock Speed540 MHz
Memory Clock Speed1150 MHz
Memory Buswidth128 bit
Memory Bandwidth18.4 GB/s
Pixel Pipelines8
Vertex Shader Units3
Outputs
VGA-
DVI2x
TV-OutS-Video
TV-Out HDTV Support+
Dual-Link DVI-
Inputs
Power Cable-
Video-InCompositeS-Video
TV-In (Tuner)-
Audio-In-
Equipment
CoolingCooling Fan
Adjustable Fan-Speed+
Hardware-MonitoringTemperature
DVI-I -> VGA Adaptor2x
Cables-
(HDTV) YPrPb output+
Bundle
Software BundleEXPERToolWinDVD 5muvee autoProducer 3.0
Games Bundle-
Others/SpecialsRed LEDs