Albatron GeForce 6600 - 512 Review

You've seen 512MB on the cream of the crop graphics cards, but how about on a GeForce 6600? Well Albatron has made one, but as we've seen in reviews such as the 128MB Radeon 9800 Pro vs the 256MB Radeon 9800 Pro, more ram doesn't always give a large boost in performance. Will the extra memory help Albatron's 6600 compete against the GeForce 6600GT?

"That's right, 512 MB of onboard memory on a midrange product! To accomplish this, Albatron shifted from the very familiar DDR3 graphics memory to DDR2. The core and memory speeds have also been dropped down from the GeForce 6600 GT. The big question that remains is can a product with half a gig of memory and slower core/memory speeds best a card clocked higher with 1/4 of the memory? How much difference will quadrupling the memory give and at what cost? The 6600 GT retails for around $130 at present so Albatron is taking on a real challenge with development of another card in the 6600 line given the success and bang for the buck of their current offering."