3Digest: February 2006
NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 (500/1000 MHz)
This GPU is presented by Galaxy GeForce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 (500/1000 MHz) PCI-Express card.
- NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT GPU, 500 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel pipelines: 8
- Vertex pipelines: 3
- Texture processors: 8
- ROPs: 4
- 128MB GDDR3 in BGA package; 500 (100) MHz max. clock rate.
- 128-bit bus;
- Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 4000 megapixels/sec and 4000 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs about $130-150, supports DirectX 9.0c (Shaders 3.0).
We started testing this mid-end novelty early in September 2004.
This $160 product is rather successful outperforming the previous-generation high-end cards.
You can read more on GeForce 6 Series in our reviews: Theoretical and analytical graphics card reviews containing functional analysis of NVIDIA GPUs
On February 15, 2006 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 81.98 WHQL (updated) for Windows XP.