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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  
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Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003

X2: The Threat Source: Egosoft

A completely rewritten 3D engine based on DirectX8 encompasses many visual effects such as volumetric Nebulae (gas clouds) that have a real impact in the game (you can hide in them) and many new engine, shield, weapon and explosion effects. Objects cast real dynamic 3D shadows! Dynamic DP3 bump mapping allows a previously unseen level of detail.

X2 The Threat
1024x768 FPS Ranking
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 178.893
Gigabyte GV-RX80L256V 146.784
PowerColor X700 Pro 128.952
PowerColor Bravo X700 98.304
Albatron Trinity PC6600 99.768
Asus Extreme N6600TOP/TD/128M/A 122.753
Albatron Trinity PC6600U 126.467
MSI NX6600GT-TD128 AGP 140.952
MSI NX6600GT-VTD128SP 129.936
Albatron Trinity GeForce 6600GT AGP 142.97
Gigabyte GV-NX66T128D 147.633
Gigabyte GV-3D1 (Single GPU Mode 500/1120) 150.862
Gigabyte GV-3D1 (SLI Mode 500/1120) 0
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (Single) 147.94
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (SLI Mode) 144.198
1600x1200 FPS Ranking
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 131.653
Gigabyte GV-RX80L256V 109.583
PowerColor X700 Pro 72.919
PowerColor Bravo X700 53.561
Albatron Trinity PC6600 52.586
Asus Extreme N6600TOP/TD/128M/A 77.069
Albatron Trinity PC6600U 72.223
MSI NX6600GT-TD128 AGP 86.314
MSI NX6600GT-VTD128SP 87.29
Albatron Trinity GeForce 6600GT AGP 88.549
Gigabyte GV-NX66T128D 92.297
Gigabyte GV-3D1 (Single GPU Mode 500/1120) 95.189
Gigabyte GV-3D1 (SLI Mode 500/1120) 123.842
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (Single) 92.239
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (SLI Mode) 121.336

We saw some strange results with our X2 benchmark... SLI on the GV-3D1 card would not work at 1024x768 but worked fine (and performed well) at 1600x1200; also the dual MSI NX6600GT-TD128E cards showed no SLI advantage at the lower resolution but got a respectable boost at 1600x1200. Some additional driver tuning is required, we suspect. Otherwise, all the cards posted the expected results. The Radeon X700 Pro is again outclassed by the 6600GT chips, and even ASUS' boosted 6600 core card managed to beat it.

Unreal Tournament 2003

Source: Epic

Unreal Tournament 2003 is the sequel to 1999's multiple 'Game of the Year' award winner. It uses the very latest Unreal Engine technology - where graphics, sound and game play are taken beyond the bleeding edge. Unreal Tournament 2003 employs the use of Vertex as well as Pixel Shaders and it's recommended that you use a DirectX 8 videocard to get the most out of the game.

UT2003 - Flyby:
1024x768 FPS Ranking
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 350.93
Gigabyte GV-RX80L256V 353.61
PowerColor X700 Pro 276.12
PowerColor Bravo X700 220.22
Albatron Trinity PC6600 204.87
Asus Extreme N6600TOP/TD/128M/A 280.45
Albatron Trinity PC6600U 269.28
MSI NX6600GT-TD128 AGP 295.72
MSI NX6600GT-VTD128SP 298.24
Albatron Trinity GeForce 6600GT AGP 297.09
Gigabyte GV-NX66T128D 308.32
Gigabyte GV-3D1 (Single GPU Mode 500/1120) 306.8
Gigabyte GV-3D1 (SLI Mode 500/1120) 291.04
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (Single) 305.6
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (SLI Mode) 290.48
1600x1200 FPS Ranking
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 281.09
Gigabyte GV-RX80L256V 258.66
PowerColor X700 Pro 130.57
PowerColor Bravo X700 99.41
Albatron Trinity PC6600 100.92
Asus Extreme N6600TOP/TD/128M/A 147.05
Albatron Trinity PC6600U 140.94
MSI NX6600GT-TD128 AGP 122.99
MSI NX6600GT-VTD128SP 131.51
Albatron Trinity GeForce 6600GT AGP 173.81
Gigabyte GV-NX66T128D 177.3
Gigabyte GV-3D1 (Single GPU Mode 500/1120) 183.57
Gigabyte GV-3D1 (SLI Mode 500/1120) 243.62
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (Single) 177.38
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (SLI Mode) 238.06
UT2003 - botmatch:
1024x768 FPS Ranking
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 111.2
Gigabyte GV-RX80L256V 109.69
PowerColor X700 Pro 110.98
PowerColor Bravo X700 102.9
Albatron Trinity PC6600 103.47
Asus Extreme N6600TOP/TD/128M/A 110.43
Albatron Trinity PC6600U 109.24
MSI NX6600GT-TD128 AGP 108.2
MSI NX6600GT-VTD128SP 105.09
Albatron Trinity GeForce 6600GT AGP 107.87
Gigabyte GV-NX66T128D 109.37
Gigabyte GV-3D1 (Single GPU Mode 500/1120) 108.51
Gigabyte GV-3D1 (SLI Mode 500/1120) 103.7
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (Single) 108.87
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (SLI Mode) 103.51
1600x1200 FPS Ranking
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 110.75
Gigabyte GV-RX80L256V 106.14
PowerColor X700 Pro 87.99
PowerColor Bravo X700 66.9
Albatron Trinity PC6600 64.12
Asus Extreme N6600TOP/TD/128M/A 90.58
Albatron Trinity PC6600U 87.05
MSI NX6600GT-TD128 AGP 97.93
MSI NX6600GT-VTD128SP 98.26
Albatron Trinity GeForce 6600GT AGP 99.14
Gigabyte GV-NX66T128D 100.81
Gigabyte GV-3D1 (Single GPU Mode 500/1120) 101.72
Gigabyte GV-3D1 (SLI Mode 500/1120) 103.41
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (Single) 100.72
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (SLI Mode) 102.83

SLI proves to be of little benefit in this system oriented test, except in the high-resolution Botmatch benchmark, where it helps our two test cards break away from the pack impressively. The 6600GT cards again outperform their Radeon counterpart, while the MSI AGP-based cards suffer.

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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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