Relief Rendering and Other Theoretical Tests
The GeForce 6600 GT has nice relief-rendering skills, at least with the EMBM method. It even surpasses the GeForce 6800 GT in two resolutions out of three, but the same narrow memory bus becomes the bottleneck in 1600x1200.
Dot3 relief rendering is another matter: the new NVIDIA solution delivers roughly the performance of the old-generation graphics cards.
The Ragtroll test shows the balance of the “CPU-driver-graphics card” chain when the scene geometry is processed by the GPU and the physics by the CPU. According to the diagram, the GeForce 6600 GT has everything the right way, surpassing both the RADEON 9800 XT and the GeForce FX 5950 Ultra.