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GeForce 6600 GT

The flagship of the middle-end line is GeForce 6600GT. The main differences between the 6600GT and the 6600 are, first of all, the memory standard used - GDDR3 is installed on the 6600GT; the nominal frequency of the GPU, which is 500MHz for the 6600GT versus 300MHz for the 6600; and support for NVIDIA SLI technology, which is present on the GeForce 6600GT.
Specifications NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT
Name GeForce 6600 GT PCI-E
Core NV43
Process technology (µm) 0.11
Transistors (million) 146
Core frequency 500
Memory frequency (DDR) 500 (1000)
Bus and memory type GDDR3 128 Bit
Bandwidth (Gb/s) 16
Pixel pipelines 8
TMU per conveyor 1
textures per clock 8
textures per pass 8
Vertex conveyors 3
Pixel Shaders 3.0
Vertex Shaders 3.0
Fill Rate (Mpix/s) 2000
Fill Rate (Mtex/s) 4000
DirectX 9.0c
Anti-Aliasing (Max) SS&MS - 8x
Anisotropic Filtering (Max) 16x
Memory 128/256
Interface PCI-E AGP
RAMDAC 2x400


GeForce 6600GT was the absolute leader in the middle-end sector that day. All miracles promised by NVIDIA have been confirmed in practice. It is worth noting that in this case, both synthetic tests and gaming applications demonstrated unprecedented solidarity. By itself, the performance of this novelty was impressive, and it's safe to say that the GeForce 6600GT was a real blow to the middle-end segment of the video card market.