Performance in Strategies
In 1280x1024 ASUS Extreme N6600GT Silencer outpaces the reference GeForce 6600 GT by a pretty impressive value of 20%, and in 1600x1200 this gap increases to 30%. No wonder, since the gaming engine creating real-time changing vegetation and landscape (which is still a unique feature for today’s gaming industry) works with a lot of data and hence can benefit a lot from the 256MB of graphics memory. Unlike GeForce 6600 GT, ASUS Extreme N6600GT Silencer can compete successfully with RADEON X1600 XT, although only in high resolutions.
In eye candy mode with enabled FSAA and anisotropic filtering the performance advantage may reach up to 50%. However, we can actually see it in 1600x1200 resolution only where the performance drops below the acceptable level. The overclocked ASUS Extreme N6600GT Silencer working at 580MHz chip and 1200MHz memory frequencies (compare with the nominal 500MHz chip and 1000MHz memory) can run from 11% up to 40%-50% faster depending on the work mode.