3Digest, July 2005:
NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT AGP 128MB GDDR3 (500/900 MHz)
This GPU is presented by Axle GeForce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 (500/900 MHz) AGP card.
- NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT GPU (8 pixel and 3 vertex pipelines), 500 MHz clock;
- 128MB GDDR3 in BGA chips; 450 (900) 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 $170-190, supports DirectX 9.0c (shaders 3.0).
This $200 product is rather successful outperforming the previous-generation high-end cards.
General reviews of these 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 July 10, 2005 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 71.72 (WHQL) for Windows XP.