PNY Verto GeForce 6600 GT Graphics Card

128MB 128bit - DVI, HDTV - MPN: VCG6600GAPB
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Supercharged Gaming Performance Built for today's hottest games such as Doom3, the Verto GeForce 6600 GT AGP8X features groundbreaking technology innovations such as a industry's superscalar first GPU architecture, high-speed DDR3 memory and support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0, arming you with everything you need so you can play your game the way it's meant to be played.
Quick Glance
Video Chipset GeForce 6600 GT
Interface Connection DVI Yes
Slot/Port Type AGP 8x
Functionality Dual DVI, HDTV Encoder, TwinView Architecture
normalized-Installed Video Memory 128
User Reviews
Great card for the money.
4 Star Review   By member tbielowicz - Jan 4, 2006   

Strengths: Runs most games well.

Weakness: Yes, not the latest in technology. Doesn't run FEAR and BF2 at the highest settings.

This card was very easy to install and does not require external power. PNY seems to make a decent card for the money. I was able to get this for $99.99 after rebate, now that was a steal of a deal!

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Great Card Great Price
5 Star Review   By member oq - Dec 8, 2005   

Strengths: Excellent Card for the Price

I had never bought a video card more than $75 before. I usually bought them after they were a little older and dropped in price. However, my FX5200 was beginning to struggle with the latest games, and I could only play them at the lowest settings, if at all. Now, with this card, I can raise the resolution and also play with high settings. And according to all the reviews I read, it has as good ratings as cards twice its price! Everyone said that this is by far the best card in its price range. And I have to agree that it is a definite improvement over my old card, without the cost of spending hundreds!

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Great graphics card
4 Star Review   By member diljs - Nov 30, 2005   

Strengths: Great performance at a great value

Weakness: Loud Fan

Excellent card. It outperforms cards that cost twice as much. The AGP version often outperforms PCI-E cards as well. An all around great buy. The only drwaback is a somewhat noisy fan, making this not the best choice for a HTPC.

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Great Bang for the Buck!
4 Star Review   By member sephravenry - Oct 13, 2005   

Strengths: Extreamly great for the price, DVI connection. Nice Framerates

Weakness: AGP 8X is a passing technology, 256mb Memory cards are more the standard nowadays. No Analog

I installed this in my girlfriends PC, and I must say, It is awesome! Her old card was a Nvidia FX5200, and This 6600GT Smokes it. We can already see improvements in Loading times and Framerates. I have tested this game on the new hit game "FEAR" and "Lineage 2" and "Half-Life". All the games were a VAST improvement agaisnt the old card. I highly recommend this card for the budget gamer who still needs a lil power!

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An excellent choice for a gamer on a budget
4 Star Review   By member Nafets - Oct 10, 2005   

Strengths: 1. For a mid-range AGP card it performs very well in games like DoomIII, Half Life2, and BF2 2. Price is very reasonable compared to other 660GT AGP cards

Weakness: 1. The stock fan is a bit loud during gaming 2. The 6600GT AGP gives off quite a bit of heat and is a power hog. 3. Memory is clocked at 900MHz, which is slower than some competing 6600GT AGP cards.

Comparisons in this review are to an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP card. I have used it for about a year before I upgraded to the 6600GT AGP. My main resolution for gaming is 1280x1024. The ATI card had been working fine for the past year but alot of the newer games out were really stressing my PC, and the 9600 Pro just wasn't cutting it. Frame rates were very sluggish, in the low 20-30 range, in DoomIII and Half-Life2. I wasn't ready to upgrade to a PCI-Express motherboard, so another AGP video card would have to do. I spent about $150 on the ATI card, and I was hoping to spend about that much on my new AGP card. The 6600GT series by Nvidia was originally made just for PCI-Express, but they smartly made it workable for AGP too. I looked at what ATI had to offer in the $150 price range for AGP and there was nothing. So the 6600GT was for me. I was a bit apprehensive about the power requirements of the 6600GT, as it needed at least a 300W power supply and had to be hooked up with an additional 4-pin molex plug. My power supply is 300W and the card works beautifully with it, no hiccups or reboots whatsoever. Just make sure your power supply is rated high enough for it. My computer shoots out quite a bit more hot air than with the 9600 Pro, so it's definetly noticable how much more power the 6600GT AGP uses. The stock cooler does a good job of cooling down the GPU and the memory, but is very loud when running at full speed, compared to the much quieter 9600 Pro. An aftermarket GPU cooler is recommended if you need a more silent cooling solution. Frame rates in my games now are much better, and much more playable. DoomIII and Half-Life2 are locked in at around 50 FPS, and dip only during the visually intense moments. A huge improvement to what I had before. I can enable alot of the newer visual enhancement settings with very little performance loss, compared to the single digit frame rates I would get doing so with the 9600 Pro. If you're on the look-out for an AGP video card and need a good mid-range solution, the PNY 6600GT AGP is a great choice what won't disappoint.

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Today's Average: $807.30
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Product Details
Description
Supercharged Gaming Performance Built for today's hottest games such as Doom3, the Verto GeForce 6600 GT AGP8X features groundbreaking technology innovations such as a industry's superscalar first GPU architecture, high-speed DDR3 memory and support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0, arming you with everything you need so you can play your game the way it's meant to be played.
Quick Glance
Video Chipset GeForce 6600 GT
Interface Connection DVI Yes
Slot/Port Type AGP 8x
Functionality Dual DVI, HDTV Encoder, TwinView Architecture
normalized-Installed Video Memory 128
Summary
Product Title PNY Verto GeForce 6600 GT Graphics Card
Manufacturer PNY
Lowest Price $807.30 from Amazon Marketplace
Power Score 4.2 | 5 Reviews
Graphics Chipset
Core Clock Speed: 500 MHz
Memory
Installed Video Memory: 128 MB
Effective Memory Clock Speed: 1000 MHz
Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
Compatibility
Slot Space Required: 1
Minimum Power Supply Required: 300 W
System Requirements: Minimum Requirements: 128MB system RAM A minimum 300W system power supply An AGP 2.0 (or higher) compliant motherboard 50MB of available hard disk space for full installation CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive Microsoft Windows Me, 2000, XP or Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 6) VGA or DVI-I compatible monitor
System Type: PC
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year
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Additional Specifications
Chipset Line: GeForce
Bus Width: 128 bit
AGP Support: AGP 8X
Product Line: Verto
RAMDAC Speed: 400 MHz
Brand Name: PNY
Number of DVI Output: 2
Analog Signal: Yes
RAMDAC Speed: 400 MHz
Dual RAMDAC: Yes
Color Depth at Maximum Resolution: 16.7 Million Colors + 8-Bit Grayscale Mask (32-bit)
Type of Video Card: 2D/3D Video w/TV Support
Cable Connectors: DVI
Max Resolution: 2048 x 1536
Chipset Series: 6
Frequency Band: NVIDIA CineFX 3.0 engine8 pixels per clock (peak)16 textures per pixel (max in a single rendering pass)Superscaler GPU architecturee: Delivers up to 8X the shading power of previous generation products for outstanding gaming performance.64-bit Floating Point Texture Filtering and Blending: NVIDIA's 64-bit texture implementation sets new standards for image clarity and quality through floating point capabilities in filtering, texturing and high dynamic range (HDR) lighting.NVIDIA UltraShadow II Technology: Enhances the performance of bleeding-edge games that feature complex scenes with multiple light sources and objects. Second-generation technology delivers more than 4x the shadow processing power over the previous generation.NVIDIA Intellisample 3.0 Technology: Delivers ultra-realistic visuals with no jagged edges at lightning-fast speeds. Visual quality is taken to new heights through a new rotated grid sampling pattern.NVIDIA Digital Vibrance Control 3.0 Technology: Allows the user to adjust color controls digitally to compensate for the lighting conditions of their workspace, in order to achieve accurate, bright colors in all conditions.
Digital Signal: Yes
Display Refresh Rate: 85 Hz
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User Reviews
Great card for the money.
4 Star Review   By member tbielowicz - Jan 4, 2006   

Strengths: Runs most games well.

Weakness: Yes, not the latest in technology. Doesn't run FEAR and BF2 at the highest settings.

This card was very easy to install and does not require external power. PNY seems to make a decent card for the money. I was able to get this for $99.99 after rebate, now that was a steal of a deal!

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Great Card Great Price
5 Star Review   By member oq - Dec 8, 2005   

Strengths: Excellent Card for the Price

I had never bought a video card more than $75 before. I usually bought them after they were a little older and dropped in price. However, my FX5200 was beginning to struggle with the latest games, and I could only play them at the lowest settings, if at all. Now, with this card, I can raise the resolution and also play with high settings. And according to all the reviews I read, it has as good ratings as cards twice its price! Everyone said that this is by far the best card in its price range. And I have to agree that it is a definite improvement over my old card, without the cost of spending hundreds!

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Great graphics card
4 Star Review   By member diljs - Nov 30, 2005   

Strengths: Great performance at a great value

Weakness: Loud Fan

Excellent card. It outperforms cards that cost twice as much. The AGP version often outperforms PCI-E cards as well. An all around great buy. The only drwaback is a somewhat noisy fan, making this not the best choice for a HTPC.

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Great Bang for the Buck!
4 Star Review   By member sephravenry - Oct 13, 2005   

Strengths: Extreamly great for the price, DVI connection. Nice Framerates

Weakness: AGP 8X is a passing technology, 256mb Memory cards are more the standard nowadays. No Analog

I installed this in my girlfriends PC, and I must say, It is awesome! Her old card was a Nvidia FX5200, and This 6600GT Smokes it. We can already see improvements in Loading times and Framerates. I have tested this game on the new hit game "FEAR" and "Lineage 2" and "Half-Life". All the games were a VAST improvement agaisnt the old card. I highly recommend this card for the budget gamer who still needs a lil power!

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An excellent choice for a gamer on a budget
4 Star Review   By member Nafets - Oct 10, 2005   

Strengths: 1. For a mid-range AGP card it performs very well in games like DoomIII, Half Life2, and BF2 2. Price is very reasonable compared to other 660GT AGP cards

Weakness: 1. The stock fan is a bit loud during gaming 2. The 6600GT AGP gives off quite a bit of heat and is a power hog. 3. Memory is clocked at 900MHz, which is slower than some competing 6600GT AGP cards.

Comparisons in this review are to an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP card. I have used it for about a year before I upgraded to the 6600GT AGP. My main resolution for gaming is 1280x1024. The ATI card had been working fine for the past year but alot of the newer games out were really stressing my PC, and the 9600 Pro just wasn't cutting it. Frame rates were very sluggish, in the low 20-30 range, in DoomIII and Half-Life2. I wasn't ready to upgrade to a PCI-Express motherboard, so another AGP video card would have to do. I spent about $150 on the ATI card, and I was hoping to spend about that much on my new AGP card. The 6600GT series by Nvidia was originally made just for PCI-Express, but they smartly made it workable for AGP too. I looked at what ATI had to offer in the $150 price range for AGP and there was nothing. So the 6600GT was for me. I was a bit apprehensive about the power requirements of the 6600GT, as it needed at least a 300W power supply and had to be hooked up with an additional 4-pin molex plug. My power supply is 300W and the card works beautifully with it, no hiccups or reboots whatsoever. Just make sure your power supply is rated high enough for it. My computer shoots out quite a bit more hot air than with the 9600 Pro, so it's definetly noticable how much more power the 6600GT AGP uses. The stock cooler does a good job of cooling down the GPU and the memory, but is very loud when running at full speed, compared to the much quieter 9600 Pro. An aftermarket GPU cooler is recommended if you need a more silent cooling solution. Frame rates in my games now are much better, and much more playable. DoomIII and Half-Life2 are locked in at around 50 FPS, and dip only during the visually intense moments. A huge improvement to what I had before. I can enable alot of the newer visual enhancement settings with very little performance loss, compared to the single digit frame rates I would get doing so with the 9600 Pro. If you're on the look-out for an AGP video card and need a good mid-range solution, the PNY 6600GT AGP is a great choice what won't disappoint.

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