38  NVIDIA 7600GT: The New Crowd Pleaser?

As the Geforce 7600GT will be next card majority of the consumers
will be looking to be buying due to it’s very affordable price, we decided to
further the testing we did on our
7600GT review
with a more mainstream setup that is closer to an average
gamer’s setup. It was also pit head-on with it’s nearest ATi Competitor, the
X1600XT… will NVIDIA pull another “6600GT”?

As the Geforce 7600GT will be next card majority of the consumers
will be looking to be buying due to it’s very affordable price, we decided to
further the testing we did on our
7600GT review
with a more mainstream setup that is closer to an average
gamer’s setup. It was also pit head-on with it’s nearest ATi Competitor, the
X1600XT.

nvidia 7600GT3  NVIDIA 7600GT: The New Crowd Pleaser?

cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=1>
size=2>Platform Test Setup

color=#ffffff size=2>X1600 XT

style="FONT-WEIGHT: 700">GeForce 7600
GT
size=2>CPUFX-55 (13
x 2.6GHz)
size=2>Memory2 x 512MB
GSkill PC4400 (2.5-3-3-7)
size=2>MotherboardASUS A8N
SLI Deluxe / v1015-005
Hard
Disk Drive

Maxtor
MaXLine III 250GB SATA (7200rpm/16MB)

size=2>PSUVeridium
Power Proxima 550W
Chipset
Driver
nForce
4 Chipset v6.7
Graphics
Driver
Catalyst 6.2Forceware 84.17
Operating
System
Windows
XP Professional SP2
Desktop
Resolution
size=2>1024x768x32, 75Hz
Benchmark
Settings
  • D3D Rightmark

  • 3DMark2001 SE

  • 3DMark2003 Build 360

  • 3DMark2005 Build 120

  • 3DMark2006 Build 1.2

  • Far Cry v1.33 : HardwareOC
    Archive Demo, Ultra Details

  • Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
    1.05 : B3D Lighthouse.dem, SM1.1/3.0

  • Half-Life 2 : Lost Coast,
    Custom Timedemo

  • F.E.A.R v1.01 – In-built Stress
    Test

  • Quake 4 v1.04 : Bloodwork,
    Multiplayer custom demo, High Quality

  • Serious Sam II v2.064b : bmk_bBenchmark
    = 1, Custom demo

  • Call Of Duty 2 – Opening Scene,
    FRAPs