XFX GeForce 6600 256MB DDR2

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Our Test System & 3DMark05

The HotHardware Test System
AMD Athlon 64 FX Powered

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Hardware Used:
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (1.8GHz)

ASUS A8N Deluxe
nForce4 SLI chipset

XFX GeForce 6600 DDR2

ASUS Extreme N6600GT Silencer
ATI Radeon X700 Pro
ATI Radeon X1300

1024MB Mushkin Redline PC3200 RAM

Integrated on board

Western Digital

120GB - 7,200RPM - ATA

160GB - 7,200RPM - ATA

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Chipset Drivers -
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Video Drivers

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Relevant Software:
Windows XP Professional SP2 (Patched)
nForce Drivers v6.82
DirectX 9.0c

NVIDIA Forceware v81.85

ATI Catalyst v5.10a beta

Benchmarks Used:
3DMark05 v1.2.0
Unreal Tournament 2004*
FarCry v1.33
Half Life 2*
Doom 3 v1.3
Quake 4*

* - Custom Test (HH Exclusive demo)

Performance Comparisons with 3DMark05 v1.2.0
Details: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark05/

3DMark05 is the latest installment in a long line of synthetic 3D graphics benchmarks, dating back to late 1998. 3DMark05 is a synthetic benchmark that requires a DirectX 9.0 compliant video card, with support for Pixel Shaders 2.0 or higher, to render all of the various modules that comprise the suite. To generate its final "score", 3DMark05 runs three different simulated game tests and uses each test's framerate in the final tabulation. Fillrate, Memory bandwidth, and compute performance especially all have a measurable impact on performance in this benchmark. We ran 3DMark05's default test (1,024 x 768) on all of the cards and configurations we tested, and have the overall results posted for you below.

3DMark05 is extremely stressful on the video subsystem, so the scores you see here will be fairly close to the scores you'll see elsewhere, despite the different CPU's and different amounts of memory being used. The XFX GeForce 6600 DDR2 comes in ahead of the ATI Radeon X1300 Pro, but behind the higher priced ATI Radeon X700 Pro and 6600GT.

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