XFX GeForce 6600 256MB DDR2
Doom3, as well as being a hit game, has been somewhat of a subliminal advertisement for Nvidia's line of cards. The XFX GeForce 6600 DDR2 runs this game extremely well for a card in its price range. Both our ATI Radeon X700 Pro, and ATI Radeon 1300 Pro fall behind XFX's offering. When benchmarking the X1300 Pro, we used the recently released Catalyst 5.10a beta drivers, which have brought optimizations to the memory controller of ATI's Radeon X1000 series cards. The optimizations have given a boost in performance to all OpenGL games. Even with these optimizations though, the XFX GeForce 6600 DDR2 holds the lead between the two cards. With the XFX card being the least expensive of the bunch, this is some great news for those of you budget gamers who are looking for a decent Doom 3 experience.