Albatron debuts AGP-based GeForce 6600 and 6600GT

By Derek Sooman on November 17, 2004, 3:27 PM
"Albatronís AGP6600 card utilizes the Nvidia Geforce 6600 chipset, with a core clock speed of 300MHz. The AGP6600GT card uses the Geforce 6600GT chipset, which has a core clock of 500MHz. The AGP6600GT card is also fitted with 128MB of high-speed BGA-packaged, 128-bit, 2.0ns DDR III memory."

Designed for the AGP 8x interface, the Nvidia-based AGP6600 and AGP6600GT VGA cards were announced today by Albatron Technology. Its nice to see high end graphics cards still being made for AGP, as opposed to companies only offering high-end graphics cards for PCI-Express. Its also nice to see the cards being well kitted out; these cards have a D-Sub port, a DVI port and a TV-Out port. The accessories include an HDTV cable that supports S-video and AV interfaces as well as HDTV.



Reviews for the AGP-based 6600GT are in: AnandTech, The Tech Report, NvNews, HardOCP, Neoseeker.




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Didou said:
That Albatron card seems to have a decent layout. All the other 6600GT-AGP cards I've seen so far have an weird fan setup due to the HSI chip needing its own heatsink.I also hope this card has good memory. The AGP versions seems to have slower memory to lower the overall costs of the card & the addition of the HSI chip again.
Didou said:
I've also noticed that the nVidia reference board for this card has Dual DVI output yet the board on this picture doesn't. It would be a shame to lose that feature. :(
Supra said:
Newegg has one from XFX that has dual DVI but it does have the ugly second heatsink. Link here [url]http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?descripti
n=14-150-080&depa=1[/url]
Didou said:
It seems the first availables models are built by nVidia themselves then sold to other companies such as XFX, MSI, Asus, etc. so in the beginning they should all have Dual DVI (w00teh). :)
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