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Leadtek WinFast PX6600 GT TDH Extreme Version

In outward appearance, the Leadtek WinFast PX6600 GT TDH EV is rather unspectacular. The board is standard green and the cooler very compact in design. But a second glance here reveal extra-fast 1.6ns GDDR3 Samsung memory modules. With a clock speed of 550 MHz for the graphics processor and 1120 MHz for the memory modules, the card is a wolf in sheep's clothing, with outstanding 3D performance.

The PX6600GT's fan is gratifyingly silent and hardly noticeable. As in the case of the Gigabyte NX66T, the memory modules here manage the heightened clock rates without passive cooling elements.

Compared to the solutions used by other cards in this article, the Leadtek cooler looks very small.

In addition to VGA and DVI outputs the PX6600GT also has a TV output, with HDTV support.