Now we can run our tests to evaluate the strength of NVIDIA’s new GPU in real-life gaming applications. Traditionally, 3D shooters with a view from your own first person open up the testing session. Well, this is really the most popular and widespread game category.
First Person 3D Shooters
Call of Duty
The new GPU took an excellent start, leaving all the competitors behind. The traditionally well-written driver and the high clock rate of the graphics processor are the GeForce 6600 GT’s winning factors. The GeForce 6600 looks somewhat less impressive, but anyway matches the performance of its slightly more expensive market competitor, the ATI RADEON X600 XT.
Antialiasing with anisotropic filtering add to the load on the memory subsystem, so the GeForce 6600 GT is less brilliant here. Anyway, it has worthy results up to 1280x1024 – that’s very good for a graphics card of its class.
Although the new GPU yields a lower fps rate than the RADEON 9800 XT or the GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, we can’t call its result disappointing, considering its market positioning and a huge potential for a price reduction.