xfxin XFX 6600GT PCI Express SLI Review

XFX, a rising graphics cards maker has recently launched its 6600GT PCI Express range of cards, based on nvidia’s GeForce 6600 GT graphics controller. We got a chance to test out 2 of these guys to see how they fare…

XFX, a rising graphics cards maker has recently launched its 6600GT
PCI Express range of cards, based on nvidia’s GeForce 6600 GT graphics controller.
We got a chance to test out 2 of these guys to see how they fare…

For technical information of the XFX 6600GT PCIE and some close-up pictures
of the card, Paul has done some coverage
here.

I will be concentrating on the SLI vs Single card comparision, and the overclocking
potential of the cards. Regardless, let us take a look at the package and what’s
beneath it.

 

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The graphics cards come in a very unique box shaped in XFX’s trademark X-shape.

 

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The cards come with the following games:

X2: The Threat
Commandos 3
Nascar Thunder 2004

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66gt4 XFX 6600GT PCI Express SLI Review

XFX is probably using their own PCB that is colored in blue, though the circuit
layout is very identical to nVidia’s reference design.

Like almost all the GeForce 6 series cards, the memory modules are all located
on the front of the card leaving the card rather bare behind.

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The card does not come with any ramsinks and quite visibly, it is using Samsung
Memory modules rated at 2.0ns. This is a bit disappointing as some other vendors
pack their cards with 1.6ns rams, which are rated to run higher. However, the
real headroom of the memory can only be known when we test them out, later on
in the review.

Note: It seems that some XFX 6600GT PCI Express cards actually come with
1.6ns rams and ramsinks.

And of course, these cards come with Dual DVI output for great image quality
on the LCD monitors.

 XFX 6600GT PCI Express SLI Review