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NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT

Graphics Processor
NV43
Pixel Shaders
8
Vertex Shaders
3
TMUs
8
ROPs
4
Memory Size
128 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Bus Width
128 bit
The GeForce 6600 GT was a performance-segment graphics card by NVIDIA, launched on August 12th, 2004. Built on the 110 nm process, and based on the NV43 graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 9.0c. Since GeForce 6600 GT does not support DirectX 11 or DirectX 12, it might not be able to run all the latest games. The NV43 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 154 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 paired 128 MB GDDR3 memory with the GeForce 6600 GT, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 500 MHz, memory is running at 500 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is not exactly known. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video. GeForce 6600 GT is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 1.0 x16 interface. Its price at launch was 199 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
NV43
Architecture
Curie
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
110 nm
Transistors
146 million
Die Size
154 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Aug 12th, 2004
Generation
GeForce 6 PCIe
(6600)
Predecessor
GeForce PCX
Successor
GeForce 7 PCIe
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
199 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
Reviews
146 in our database

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
500 MHz
Memory Clock
500 MHz
1000 Mbps effective

Memory

Memory Size
128 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bus
128 bit
Bandwidth
16.00 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders
8
Vertex Shaders
3
TMUs
8
ROPs
4

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
2.000 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate
375.0 MVertices/s
Texture Rate
4.000 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
TDP
unknown
Suggested PSU
200 W
Outputs
1x DVI
1x VGA
1x S-Video
Power Connectors
None
Board Number
P216

Graphics Features

DirectX
9.0c (9_3)
OpenGL
2.0 (full)
2.1 (partial)
OpenCL
N/A
Vulkan
N/A
Shader Model
3.0

Card Notes

Memory Variant: 256 MB

NV43 GPU Notes

OpenGL 2.1: 66% Support
OpenGL 3.0: 28% Support
OpenGL 3.1: 16% Support

Retail boards based on this design (1)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
MSI GeForce 6600 GT Diamond 500 MHz 500 MHz 2x DVI 1x S-Video