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nVidia GeForce 6600GT goes AGP - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark03

A little while ago nVidia launched their GeForce 6600GT graphics card using the PCI Express interface. The GPU received great reviews around the web for impressive performance for the price but lacked one major thing - AGP support for those who had not yet made the jump to the new platform. nVidia has now released the AGP version of their 6600GT graphics card and today we take a close look at the product and see how it differs from the PCI Express version.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 17, 2004 5:00 am

Test System Setups

 

AGP Test System

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 560 (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)

 

Memory: 2x 512MB OCZ DDR-533 (Supplied by OCZ)

 

Hard Disk: 2x Maxtor Maxline III 250GB (RAID 0)

 

Motherboard: ABIT AS8 (Supplied by ABIT)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2

 

Drivers: nVidia Forceware 66.93

 

PCI Express Test System

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 560 (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)

 

Memory: 2x 512MB OCZ DDR-533 (Supplied by OCZ)

 

Hard Disk: 2x Maxtor Maxline III 250GB (RAID 0)

 

Motherboard: MSI 915P Combo (Supplied by MSI Australia)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2

 

Drivers: nVidia Forceware 66.93

 

In order to create an even playing field as possible, we used the same LGA775 CPU on both platforms as well as DDR so no advantages went with CPU or memory usage.

 

As for the overclocked results for the 6600GT AGP, we simply overclocked to the same level as the PCI-E version.

 

3DMark03

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 350

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark03/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

3DMark03 is the latest version of the highly favored 3DMark series. By combining full DirectX9.0 support with completely new tests and graphics, 3DMark03 continues the legacy of being industry standard benchmark.

 

Please Note: Due to recent events with the 3DMark03 series, we are adding results purely for those who are still in favor of 3DMark03. These results should not be taken too seriously and are only added for interest sakes.

 

 

Due to the lower memory clock speed we see that the AGP card at stock clocks falls behind the PCI-E card even at the lower resolutions. When cranking up the speed we see even more problems. When overclocked to PCI-E speeds, we see that there is very little difference.

 

 

 

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