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NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT and 6600 (NV43): Part 1 - Performance.


  1. Official specifications
  2. Architecture
  3. Video cards' features
  4. Testbed configurations, benchmarks, 2D quality
  5. Synthetic tests in D3D RightMark
  6. Synthetic tests in 3DMark03: FillRate Multitexturing
  7. Synthetic tests in 3DMark03: Vertex Shaders
  8. Synthetic tests in 3DMark03: Pixel Shaders
  9. Test results: Quake3 ARENA
  10. Test results: Serious Sam: The Second Encounter
  11. Test results: Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  12. Test results: Code Creatures DEMO
  13. Test results: Unreal Tournament 2003
  14. Test results: Unreal II: The Awakening
  15. Test results: RightMark 3D
  16. Test results: TRAOD
  17. Test results: FarCry
  18. Test results: Call Of Duty
  19. Test results: HALO: Combat Evolved
  20. Test results: Half-Life2(beta)
  21. Test results: Splinter Cell
  22. Test results: DOOM III
  23. Test results: 3DMark03 Game1
  24. Test results: 3DMark03 Game2
  25. Test results: 3DMark03 Game3
  26. Test results: 3DMark03 Game4
  27. Test results: 3DMark03 MARKS
  28. Conclusions

3DMark03: Game1

GeForce 6600GT vs. OTHER CARDS GeForce 6600GT vs. GeForce 6800/6800GT GeForce 6600

The easiest modes without AA and anisotropy: 6600GT outscores all its competitors except for the "emulators", where the new system of writing processed pixels glitches again. But 6600 outscored only X600XT/PCX5750 and was defeated by a more expensive PCX5900 (nothing tragic!).

With enabled AA: 6600GT is still a leader relative to X600XT/PCX5900, but 6800LE chalked up. Unfortunately 6600 came to grief.

With enabled anisotropy: 6600GT is victorious, 6600 was only defeated in the battle with PCX5900.

The final heaviest mode with AA and anisotropy: the same picture, except for the victory of 6800LE.

Thus, on the whole:

  • GeForce 6600GT versus RADEON 9800 PRO (ATHLON64 3400+) – victory
  • GeForce 6600GT versus GeForce PCX5900 – victory
  • GeForce 6600GT versus RADEON X600XT – victory
  • GeForce 6600GT versus GeForce 6800LE (ATHLON64 3400+) – defeat
  • GeForce 6600GT 325/700 MHz versus GeForce 6800 (8/3) 325/350 MHz (ATHLON64 3400+) – defeat
  • GeForce 6600GT 350/1000 MHz versus GeForce 6800GT PCX (8/3) 350/500 MHz – the same picture
  • GeForce 6600 300/600 MHz versus GeForce PCX5900 – defeat
  • GeForce 6600 300/600 MHz versus GeForce PCX5750 – victory
  • GeForce 6600 300/600 MHz versus RADEON X600XT – victory

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Andrey Vorobiev (anvakams@ixbt.com)
Alexander Medvedev (unclesam@ixbt.com)

07 September, 2004

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