Technical Blahblah The card tested today as you have been able to observe will become available in 128 and 256 MB configurations, you'll likely go for the 256 MB version. Let's have a look at NVIDIA's GeForce Series 6 product line with the most important retail cards:
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Product Lineup Specifications
# pixel processors
# vertex processors
GeForce 6800 Ultra
GeForce 6800 GT
GeForce 6800 LE*
GeForce 6600 GT
I started this article by stating "a product for any budget." As you can see from the table above, NVIDIA is rather happy with the Series 6 graphics processor, they announced Series 6 in April and look what is saturating the retail and OEM market already. Quite amazing.
As you have noticed, the GeForce 6600 GT cards come with a 500 MHz clock and memory rate, 128-bit (GDDR3, 128 MB) with a suggested price tag of $/EUR229. The standard GeForce 6600 will also come with that 128-bit bus (GDDR, 128/256 MB), will cost about $150 and has a way lower ~300 MHz core clock. The memory clock is something that can be decided by the manufacturer, however. You'll notice that this particular Prolink model has a 300 MHz core. The 6600 series have been proven to be extraordinary overclockers though, how does 550 MHz on the core sound? Well... you'll read all about it in the overclocking part.
has 8 Pixel pipelines and 3 Vertex processors that are confirmed to be working 100% with Rivatuner. The 6600 series can write only four color pixels per clock and has a fragment crossbar. The NV43 does appear to have eight pixel shader/texture units, so its not an "8 x 1" design or a "4 x 1" design. It's more of a hybrid and works quite well.
Bundled Items In the box, we see a real el cheapo bundle! It comes with... a driver CD. Seriously ForceWare (66.31 WHQL) drivers and DirectX 9.0c, that's it.
Next to the manual we can find a Composite output cable, your DVI to CRT/VGA adapter and something that I do like about the package, an output block for SVideo, Composite and component HDTV.
The goods we can find inside the box.
Here's that connector block I mentioned. Simply hook it up to the card and you have all your outputs ready to be used.
Prolink PixelView GeForce 6600 GT SLI Two 128MB GeForce 6600 GT's in one PC, bridged together in SLI mode. That's what we'll be reviewing today. The cards are being made by that lovely company called Prolink, and the product series is of course PixelView.
Prolink GeForce 6600 GT AGP8x review Ever since Christmas 2004 when the AGP version of the GeForce 6600GT became available these little puppies where flying over the counter. They are hot, and they are selling. And they should as the GeForce 6600 GT offers really nice performance with a feature set that is completely up-to-date for a price that everyone is willing to spend, if you are a gamer that is.
Prolink PixelView GeForce 6600 Ultimate review Another week another GeForce 6600 review. And I'm afraid this will continue to do so for the next couple of weeks. The GeForce 6600 is hitting the market hard as this is going to be a graphics card that is affordable yet offers some really good value for it's money. Today's product review is no less of that.. Last week we received a new sample from the good folks of Prolink, a company with a reputation to do things differently. Plasma cooling, PDF technology are two thing that come to mind immediately.
Prolink PixelView GeForce FX 5700 review So, today's product we are going to review is the Prolink GeForce FX 5700 armed with video in/out, 256 MB memory and a sub 25dB cooling solution which is equipped with something that is called PDF, no note the Adobe one, it's called Plasma Display Fan. I hear you say .. 'Say waah ?' Hey don't ask me either .. plasma ?