ASUS Extreme N6600GT Silencer: Extremely Silent, Extremely Hot. Page 13
[10/19/2005 10:40 AM | Graphics]
by Alexey Stepin , Anton Shilov
NVIDIA’s GeForce 6600 GT is renowned for exceptional performance at affordable price-points. While this chip is one year old and seems like it is time for it to leave, the market is still looking forward the GeForce 6600 GT and considers it to be the best performance-mainstream solution. This is a reason why ASUS decided to introduce its new passive SilentCool cooler along with its GeForce 6600 GT-based graphics card, which is, by the way, one of a few GeForce 6600 GT products with 256MB of memory.
Painkiller: Battle out of Hell
In low resolutions all testing participants perform almost equally fast, however, when we switch to eye candy mode with FSAA and anisotropic filtering the game turns out more sensitive to the efficiency of the onboard graphics memory subsystem, especially in 1600x1200 and up. ASUS Extreme N6600GT Silencer leaves the reference GeForce 6600 GT behind in no time showing up to 25% performance advantage in the heaviest game mode and running neck and neck with the RADEON X800 GT. The overclocked Silencer gets beyond any competition. Note that the game is not very resource hungry and even the minimum results we obtained during this test session doesn’t fall below the 65fps limit, which is more than enough for comfortable gameplay.
Comments currently: 4
Discussion started: 10/19/05 12:13:22 PM
Latest comment: 03/20/06 08:19:35 PM
Add your Comment
Enter your username and e-mail address. Password will be sent to you.