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Conclusion

The Extreme N6600 GT Silencer graphics card from ASUSTeK Computer should definitely attract attention of enthusiasts of silent PCs as well as those who want to have the best performing NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT-based graphics card. Not only the graphics card provides incredible overclocking potential, its 256MB of onboard memory definitely offer noticable performance advantages in such games as Battlefield 2, Painkiller, Perimeter as well as Warhammer 40 000.

While the Extreme N6600 GT Silencer is totally quiet itself, it is strongly recommended that its additional radiator was cooled-down by either CPU fan or any other fan. Otherwise, the graphics card will be too hot.

A yet another advantage of the Extreme N6600 GT Silencer from comparable graphics cards from other makers is definitely product bundle that is extremely good for a product of this class: it is definitely nice to receive a truly unique graphics card with passive cooling system along with massive amount of games, which are not the newest and are not bestsellers, but which are exciting.

To sum everything up, we can recommend ASUS Extreme N6600 GT Silencer to enthusiasts of 3D gaming who do not want to spend huge sums of money on graphics cards, those who assemble noiseless computer systems (make sure that the big radiator located on the top of the board is compatible with your setup) as well as for users looking for a top-quality feature-rich product. Unfortunately, there are some compatibility issues with this product’s cooling system and some CPU coolers, which is something that potential buyers should take into account.

Highs:

  • Excellent performance;
  • Quiet operation;
  • Excellent overclocking potential with additional cooling
  • Shader Model 3.0 and HDR support;
  • HD video decoding hardware acceleration;
  • HDTV output;
  • Multi-GPU SLI technology support;
  • Nice product bundle.

Lows:

  • Cooling system requires additional air flows;
  • Cooling system is large and may not be compatible with certain setups;
  • Product bundle does not include some essential cables.
 
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