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GeCube X800GT - Competition for GeForce 6600GT

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 22, 2005 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: GeCube

The Card



Like the last few high-end cards we have looked at from GeCube, they are following the inclusion of their popular Uni-Wise cooling solution. With a nice big fan, heat pipe running between the fins, throttled fan for low noise and single slot design the Uni-Wise is one of the best available stock coolers at the moment. While the card does only take up the one slot we do recommend that you keep the next slot free, so it can get maximum air flow.



The back of the card shows a giant heat plate that does two things - firstly it keeps the heat sink fan attached to the graphics card and the second being it is able to cool the memory. While GDDR-3 memory doesn't need cooling due to the lower voltages, extra cooling when overclocking is only going to work in your favor.



Output wise we have the regular dual out put - one supporting DVI and the other your normal analogue out. We have our normal S-Video out along with HDTV out if you own a TV that supports it.


With the lower end X800 line up we don't have the need for the extra power so we don't have a 6 Pin PCI E power connector included in the package. This is good as people who want to work on a budget don't need to worry about having an expensive power supply just to power the graphics card.


Just before we go to look at the package GeCube have bumped the core up to 500MHz instead of the stock 475MHz which brings it on par with the GeForce 6600GT.


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