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NVIDIA GeForce 6600

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The GeForce 6600 was a graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in August 2004. Built on the 110 nm process, and based on the NV43 graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 9.0c. The NV43 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 150 mm² and 146 million transistors. It features 8 pixel shaders and 3 vertex shaders, 8 texture mapping units and 4 ROPs. Due to the lack of unified shaders you will not be able to run recent games at all (which require unified shader/DX10+ support). NVIDIA has placed 128 MB DDR memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 300 MHz, memory is running at 250 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, its power draw is not exactly known. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video. GeForce 6600 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 1.0 x16 interface.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: NV43
Process Size: 110 nm
Transistors: 146 million
Die Size: 150 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Aug 12th, 2004
Production Status: End-of-life
Bus Interface: PCIe 1.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 300 MHz
Memory Clock: 250 MHz
500 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 128 MB
Memory Type: DDR
Memory Bus: 128 bit
Bandwidth: 8.00 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 8
Vertex Shaders: 3
TMUs: 8
ROPs: 4
Pixel Rate: 1.20 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate: 0.225 GVertices/s
Texture Rate: 2.40 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width: Single-slot
TDP: unknown
Outputs: 1x DVI
1x VGA
1x S-Video

Graphics Features

DirectX: 9.0c
OpenGL: 2.1
OpenCL: n/a
Shader Model: 3.0

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Card Notes

Memory Variant: 256 MB

Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
MSI GeForce 6600 Ares 350 MHz 400 MHz 256 MB, DDR2