ASUS Extreme N6600GT Silencer: Extremely Silent, Extremely Hot. Page 19
[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.
Lock On: Modern Air Combat
It could be the multi-layer clouds or big earth surfaces that determined the victory of ASUS Extreme N6600GT Silencer over the reference GeForce 6600 GT in Lock On game. The advantages of the 256MB of onboard graphics memory are evident, although only in eye candy mode: in 1600x1200 the performance grows 30% higher. However, this success will hardly be of any practical value to us: 14-15fps performance rate is a way too low for comfortable gaming experience. Overclocking helps improve the situation and the framerate increases to 18-24fps, i.e. almost to the level of the pure speed performance. Unfortunately, this is the maximum we managed to achieve in this game with the highest image quality settings and level of detail.
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