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INNO3D GEFORCE 6600 GT

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT

"In this article we test Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT against 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!"


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
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0c

DOOM 3

LOW QUALITY

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT95
MSI GeForce 5900 XT66
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro67
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT57

MEDIUM QUALITY

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT74
MSI GeForce 5900 XT44
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro44
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT33

HIGH QUALITY

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT41
MSI GeForce 5900 XT31
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro24
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT15

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

COMMENT "This is the first real game featured in this review and it's the excellent id software first person shooter Doom 3. It is a well known fact that Doom 3 performs much better on Nvidia rather than ATI hardware, if you look at Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT results you will have no doubts that Doom3 is best played on Nvidia hardware. The other video cards perform pretty similar however Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT is miles ahead. Using low quality settings Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT is 30% faster at lower quality settings, at medium settings it's lead is increased to 40% and at high quality it is still 25% faster. The reason for the 40% performance increase over the other video cards at medium settings is because all of the advanced special fx have been enabled apart from shadows and Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT is able to render them much faster than the other video cards."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

High Quality
1024x768 Screen Size
Fullscreen Enabled
Vertical Sync Disabled
Demo1 Benchmark

LOW QUALITY

Bump Maps Disabled
Shadows Disabled
Special Effects Disabled
Specular Disabled
Antialiasing Disabled

MEDIUM QUALITY

Bump Maps Enabled
Shadows Disabled
Special Effects Enabled
Specular Enabled
Antialiasing Disabled

HIGH QUALITY

Bump Maps Enabled
Shadows Enabled
Special Effects Enabled
Specular Enabled
Anti-aliasing Enabled

QUAKE 3

HIGH QUALITY

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT340
MSI GeForce 5900 XT307
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro306
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT300

ULTRA HIGH QUALITY

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT331
MSI GeForce 5900 XT294
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro291
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT253

EXTREME QUALITY

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT257
MSI GeForce 5900 XT184
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro183
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT138

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

COMMENT "Here we have another very well known id software game called Quake 3, compared to Doom 3 this game is pretty ancient and should perform very well on all of the video cards featured. High quality is very cpu limited and Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT is only able to outpace the other video cards by 10%, this rises to 12% using ultra high quality and then to 29% using extreme quality. "

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Default GLdriver
GL Extensions on
1024x768 Video Mode
32Bit Colour Depth
Fullscreen on
Lightmap Lighting
32Bit Texture Quality
Demo four.dm_66

HIGH QUALITY

Medium Geometic Detail
75% Texture Detail
Trilinear Texture Filtering

ULTRA HIGH QUALITY

High Geometic Detail
Full Texture Detail
Trilinear Texture Filtering

EXTREME QUALITY

High Geometic Detail
Full Texture Detail
8x Anisotropic Filtering
4x Anti-Aliasing

SCRAPLAND

LOW QUALITY

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT136
MSI GeForce 5900 XT114
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro126
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT99

MEDIUM QUALITY

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT107
MSI GeForce 5900 XT79
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro88
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT70

HIGH QUALITY

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT97
MSI GeForce 5900 XT55
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro70
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT57

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

COMMENT "This is the first of the games which do not have any benchmark tools built in so we have to use fraps. Using the more cpu limited low quality setting the results are fairly close together so Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT is only 8% faster than the Radeon 9700 Pro. The Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT increases it's performance advantage to 18% using medium settings and then to a further 28% performance advantage with the all important high quality setting."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Video Mode
Vsync Disabled
Crazy Gambler Level

LOW QUALITY

Bilinear Texture Filtering
Low Texture Detail
Shadows Disabled
Fog Disabled
Bloom Disabled
Motion Blur Disabled
Deformation Disabled

MEDIUM QUALITY

Trilinear Texture Filtering
Medium Texture Detail
Shadows Disabled
Fog Enabled
Bloom Enabled
Motion Blur Enabled
Deformation Enabled

HIGH QUALITY

8x Anisotropic Filtering
High Texture Detail
Low Shadows Enabled
Fog Enabled
Bloom Enabled
Motion Blur Enabled
Deformation Enabled

SERIOUS SAM SE

CITADEL

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT162
MSI GeForce 5900 XT127
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro135
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT121

ELEPHANT ATRIUM

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT195
MSI GeForce 5900 XT126
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro97
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT89

GRAND CATHEDRAL

Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT126
MSI GeForce 5900 XT103
OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro89
Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT81

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

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
Fullscreen Enabled
Extreme Quality Settings
Large Texture Size
Optimal Texture Quality
Detail Textures Enabled

COMMENT "Just like Quake 3 this is another older game which is still very popular, it was made by Croteam and we will continue to use Serious Sam Second Encounter until Serious Sam 2 is released sometime in 2005. All of the video cards offer playable performance with this game and Inno3D GeForce 6600 GT delivers between a 17% to 36% increase in performance depending on which benchmark demo is used."

INNO3D GEFORCE 6600 GT

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

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