Geforce 6600 is the first chip NVIDIA released for use with
It was dubbed to be the ultimate Doom 3 card out there,
blowing competition out of the water.
The PCI-Express motherboards are just now popping up here
and there, most of them having an Intel chipset.
Maybe that's why not too many people have one just yet.
Geforce 6600 is one from a big line of many Geforce chips.
NVIDIA always had some outstanding chips in the past, except
for a minor set back with the Geforce FX series.
This 6 Series seems to get rid of that minor set back, aiming
for the crown again.
Let's look at its features:
Geforce 6600 has a NV43 core, which is based on the NV40
that makes up the Geforce 6800. Memory bus interface has
been halved from 256-bit to 128-bit. Also this card has
simple and cheap DDR memory, instead of expensive GDDR3
that comes with the Geforce 6600 GT. The Pixel pipelines
have been brought done from 12 or 16 to 8 pipelines and
the core speed is 300 MHz, thatís 200 MHz lower then the