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INNO3D GEFORCE 6600 GT

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT

"In this article we test the Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT against the MSI GeForce 5900 XT, OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro and Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT. The following software was used during testing:- 3DMark 2003, 3DMark 2005, Doom III, Quake 3, Scrapland, Serious Sam 2 The Second Encounter, Tribes Vengeance, Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War, X2 The Threat and Xpand Rally!"

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT Chipset Features

The Inno3D GeForce 6600GT & GeForce 6600 3D Accelerator is designed to run perfectly with the next generation PCI Express I/O interconnect, which can deliver 8GB/sec of raw graphics bandwidth and accelerates video editing by speeding up both upstream & downstream data transfer rate.

Now everyone can be apart of the outstanding 3D gaming experience with Inno3D GeForce 6600GT & GeForce 6600 graphic cards! The Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT & GeForce 6600 are designed to deliver a new generation of performance for powering 3D graphics and video processing. Inno3D GeForce 6600GT & 6600 graphics cards are based on NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GPUs, which feature a revolutionary new 3D graphics architecture that is the first to deliver Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 support for ultra-realistic images and a superscalar design for unmatched performance. The integrated of HDTV encoder and on-chip video processor provides stunning video experience and high quality output.

The Inno3D GeForce 6600GT has the additional NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU ready, which allows the users to combine two graphics cards to run parallel that will increase performance dramatically. The Inno3D GeForce 6600GT comes with the world's fastest GDDR3 graphic memory. GeForce 6600 has an eight pipe superscalar design. The Inno3D GeForce 6600 brings the GeForce 6 technology and Shader Model 3.0 to the mainstream market.

Powered by GeForce 6600 GT GPU128MB GDDR-3 MemorySuperscalar 8-pipe GPU architectureHigh-speed GDDR3 memory interface0.11 micron process technologyPCI-Express x16 or AGP 8X interface supportNVIDIA SLI multi-GPU ready (For PCI-Express only)8 Pixels/Clock Rendering PipelineNVIDIA CineFX 3.0 engineNVIDIA UltraShadow II technologyNVIDIA Intellisample 3.0 technologyDirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 support64-bit floating point texture filtering and blendingFull-speed 32-bit color precisionNVIDIA ForceWare Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)NVIDIA nView multi-display technologyNVIDIA Digital Vibrance Control 3.0400MHz RAMDACs support 2048x1536 resolution at 85HzHighest DVI output up to 1600x1200 resolutionOn-chip video processorIntegrated full MPEG encode and decode supportIntegrated NTSC & PAL TV encoder output up to 1024x768 resolutionIntegrated HDTV encoder provides world-class HDTV-out functionalityDirectX 9.0 and OpenGL 1.5 optimizations and support

NAME CHIPSET GPU SPEED MEMORY UK PRICE US PRICE
INNO3D GEFORCE 6600 GT NV43 500MHZ 128MB 1000MHZ DDR £81 $154
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT NV35 390MHZ 128MB 700MHZ DDR £116 $207
OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO R300 325MHZ 128MB 620MHZ DDR £84 $159
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT Rv360 500MHZ 128MB 650MHZ DDR £76 $125
NAME CHIPSET GPU SPEED MEMORY UK PRICE US PRICE

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD SEMPRON 3100
VIDEO CARDS INNO3D GEFORCE 6600 GT
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT
OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT
ATI DRIVER CATALYST v5.4
NVIDIA DRIVER FORCEWARE v71.89
MOTHERBOARD GIGABYTE K8NS PRO
MEMORY 2x512MB OCZ GOLD XTC PC3200 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP SERVICE PACK 2
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0c

3DMARK BENCHMARK

3DMARK 2003

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT7551
MSI GeForce 5900 XT5124
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro4986
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT4062

3DMARK 2005

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT3227
MSI GeForce 5900 XT1005
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro2124
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT1629

INNO3D 6600 GT MSI 5900 XT OCUK 9700 PRO SAPPHIRE 9600 XT

COMMENT "The power of the Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT is shown with 3dmark 2003 (which contains dx7, dx8 and dx9 game benchmarks) where it finishes 33% faster than the second placed MSI GeForce 5900 XT. A bigger surprise came when we tested the Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT with 3dmark 2005 which is a very demanding dx9 only benchmark program. The Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT shows a huge performance advantage over the other video cards by finishing 35% faster than the second placed OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro. As reported widely in the press the poor dx9 performance of the MSI GeForce 5900 XT is shown when it finishes 69% slower than the Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

3DMARK 2003

1024x768 Resolution
No Pixel Processing
Optimal Texture Filtering
4x Max Anisotropy
Optimal Vertex Shaders
No Repeat Tests
No Fixed Framerate

3DMARK 2005

1024x768 Resolution
No Anti-Aliasing
Optimal Filtering
HLSL VS Target 2_0
HLSL PS Target 2_0
No Fixed Framerate

GEFORCE 6600 GT SPECIFIC

HLSL VS Target 3_0
HLSL PS Target 3_0

3DMARK 2003

WINGS OF FURY

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT204
MSI GeForce 5900 XT164
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro176
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT144

BATTLE OF PROXYCON

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT57
MSI GeForce 5900 XT36
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro32
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT25

TROLL'S LAIR

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT48
MSI GeForce 5900 XT30
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro29
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT23

MOTHER NATURE

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT46
MSI GeForce 5900 XT32
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro32
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT28

INNO3D 6600 GT MSI 5900 XT OCUK 9700 PRO SAPPHIRE 9600 XT

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
No Pixel Processing
Optimal Texture Filtering
4x Max Anisotropy
Optimal Vertex Shaders
No Repeat Tests
No Fixed Framerate

COMMENT "The Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT puts in a great performance in this dx7 benchmark Wings of Fury. It is a fairly simple game benchmark which features world war two fighters and bombers. As you can see it doesn't stress the video cards too much and even the budget Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT delivers an impressive 144fps. The Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT is once again in a class of it's own delivering a 30% performance increase over the OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro in the Wings of Fury benchmark. Compared to Wings of Fury the other dx8 and dx9 game benchmarks are much more demanding, however the Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT is still able to manage a 31% to 37% performance increase."


3DMARK 2005

RETURN TO PROXYCON

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT13
MSI GeForce 5900 XT4
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro10
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT8

FIREFLY FOREST

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT10
MSI GeForce 5900 XT4
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro6
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT5

CANYON FLIGHT

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT17
MSI GeForce 5900 XT6
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro11
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT9

INNO3D 6600 GT MSI 5900 XT OCUK 9700 PRO SAPPHIRE 9600 XT

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
No Anti-Aliasing
Optimal Filtering
HLSL VS Target 2_0
HLSL PS Target 2_0
No Fixed Framerate

GEFORCE 6600 GT SPECIFIC

HLSL VS Target 3_0
HLSL PS Target 3_0

COMMENT "If you thought the 3dmark 2003 dx8 and dx9 benchmarks were demanding you have seen nothing yet. 3dmark 2005 is a dx9 only benchmark which features much more advanced graphical effects and is therefore much more demanding than the previous 3dmark benchmark. None of the video cards could deliver anywhere near playable performance so it's good that you don't actually play any of the game benchmarks. The Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT puts in another great performance and is between 24% and 40% faster than the other video cards."

INNO3D GEFORCE 6600 GT

PAGE 1 INNO3D GEFORCE 6600 GT INTRODUCTION
PAGE 2 DOOM 3, QUAKE 3 AND SERIOUS SAM SE
PAGE 3 TRIBES, DAWN OF WAR AND X2 THE THREAT

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