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Nvidia Geforce 6600/6600GT Videocard Roundup

Nvidia Geforce 6600/6600GT Videocard Roundup - PCSTATS
Abstract: PCstats is testing out nine Geforce 6600 and Geforce 6600 GT based videocards, in both AGP and PCI Express versions.
Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: nvidia May 18 2005   Mike Dowler  
Home > Reviews > Video Cards > nvidia

Test System Specs, Benchmarks

PCStats Test System Specs:
Processor:

AMD Athlon64 4000+

Clock Speed: 12 x 200 MHz = 2.4 GHz
Motherboards:

Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4-SLI)
Gigabyte GA-K8NSNXP-939 (NF3 Ultra)

Videocard:

MSI RX800XT-VTD256E*
PowerColor X700 PRO*
Albatron Trinity PC6600*
Albatron Trinity PC6600U*
Albatron Trinity GeForce 6600GT AGP**
MSI NX6600GT-TD128 AGP**
Gigabyte GV-NX6600T128D*
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (Single Mode)*
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (SLI Mode)*
Gigabyte GV-3D1 (Single Mode)*
Gigabyte GV-3D1 (SLI Mode)*

Memory:

2x 512MB Mushkin PC3200 L2 V2

Hard Drive: 40GB WD Special Ed
CDROM: AOpen 52x Combo Drive
PowerSupply: Seasonic Super Tornado 400W
Software Setup

WindowsXP Build 2600
nForce
Catalyst 4.12
Detonator 66.93

Benchmarks

3DMark2001SE
3DMark05
CodeCreatures
AquaMark
AquaMark3
Gun Metal 2
X2 The Threat
UT2003
Doom3

* - Denotes PCI Express, ** - Denotes AGP.

3DMark2001SE Source: FutureMark

By combining DirectX8 support with completely new graphics, 3DMark2001 SE continues to provide good overall system benchmarks. 3DMark2001SE has been created in cooperation with the major 3D accelerator and processor manufacturers to provide a reliable set of diagnostic tools. The suite demonstrates 3D gaming performance by using real-world gaming technology to test a system's true performance abilities. Tests include: DirectX8 Vertex Shaders, Pixel Shaders and Point Sprites, DOT3 and Environment Mapped Bump Mapping, support for Full Scene Anti-aliasing and Texture Compression and two game tests using real-time physics.

3DMark2001SE:
Videocards: Points Ranking
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 27705
Gigabyte GV-RX80L256V 26464
PowerColor X700 Pro 21792
PowerColor Bravo X700 17575
Albatron Trinity PC6600 15941
Asus Extreme N6600TOP/TD/128M/A 19639
Albatron Trinity PC6600U 18539
MSI NX6600GT-TD128 AGP 19816
MSI NX6600GT-VTD128SP 19581
Albatron Trinity GeForce 6600GT AGP 20149
Gigabyte GV-NX66T128D 21122
Gigabyte GV-3D1 (Single GPU Mode 500/1120) 21420
Gigabyte GV-3D1 (SLI Mode 500/1120) 22068
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (Single) 21014
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (SLI Mode) 21879

Some notable results here. None of the Geforce 6600-based cards can really keep up with the ATI cards (excepting the much slower x700-based card) in this benchmark except for the Gigabyte GV-3D1. Even running with a single GPU, it's higher than stock memory serves it well here. SLI really does not help much with this benchmark, as we see. As expected, the Albatron 6600U card occupies the middle ground between 6600 and 6600GT performance levels. Both AGP cards were slightly off the pace in this benchmark, one even being beaten by the non-GT ASUS card.

3DMark05 Source: FutureMark

3DMark05 is the latest version of the highly favoured 3DMark graphics benchmarking series. It is the first benchmark to require DirectX®9.0 compliant hardware with support for Pixel Shader 2.0 or higher!

3DMark05
Overall Points Ranking
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 5566
Gigabyte GV-RX80L256V 4945
PowerColor X700 Pro 2795
PowerColor Bravo X700 2670
Albatron Trinity PC6600 1855
Asus Extreme N6600TOP/TD/128M/A 3018
Albatron Trinity PC6600U 2617
MSI NX6600GT-TD128 AGP 3001
MSI NX6600GT-VTD128SP 3232
Albatron Trinity GeForce 6600GT AGP 3084
Gigabyte GV-NX66T128D 3286
Gigabyte GV-3D1 (Single GPU Mode 500/1120) 3337
Gigabyte GV-3D1 (SLI Mode 500/1120) 5721
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (Single) 3287
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (SLI Mode) 5490

Now we start to see the power and potential of SLI...! Both our SLI test cards almost doubled their scores, and in the case of the Gigabyte GV-3D1, managed to best the mighty X800XT based Radeon card. The plain 6600 based card really does not have the horsepower for this benchmark, though the faster Albatron Trinity PC6600U does well for itself and the boosted ASUS card fares even better. Again, both AGP 6600GT-based cards lag behind slightly.

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Contents of Article: nvidia
 Pg 1.  Nvidia Geforce 6600/6600GT Videocard Roundup
 Pg 2.  ASUS Extreme N6600TOP/TD/128M/A
 Pg 3.  Gigabyte GVNX66T128D GeForce 6600GT
 Pg 4.  Gigabyte GV-3D1
 Pg 5.  Albatron Trinity GeForce PC6600U
 Pg 6.  Albatron Trinity GeForce 6600GT AGP
 Pg 7.  Albatron Trinity GeForce 6600
 Pg 8.  MSI NX6600GT-VTD128 AGP
 Pg 9.  MSI NX6600GT-VTD128SP AGP
 Pg 10.  MSI NX6600GT-TD128E
 Pg 11.  — Test System Specs, Benchmarks
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: Codecreatures
 Pg 13.  Benchmarks: Aquamark 2.3
 Pg 14.  Benchmarks: Aquamark 3, Gunmetal 2
 Pg 15.  Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 16.  Benchmarks: Doom3
 Pg 17.  Conclusions - Which Card Comes out on Top?

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