GeForce 6600 GT AGP comparo

Three's company
— 12:00 AM on February 1, 2005

IF YOU'RE LOOKING to spend around $200 on a mid-range AGP graphics card, NVIDIA's GeForce 6600 GT AGP is definitely the way to go. NVIDIA introduced this bridged version of its popular 6600 GT PCI Express part back in November, and the card had little trouble knocking off ATI's mid-range AGP competition in the benchmarks. Since November, ATI has added a would-be GeForce 6600 GT-killer in Radeon X800, but it's PCI Express-only, leaving the GeForce 6600 GT comfortably ahead of the rest of the mid-range AGP graphics card field.

So that's settled. The GeForce 6600 GT is the best mid-range graphics option for AGP. But not all GeForce 6600 GT AGPs are created equal. Some manufacturers offer dual DVI outputs on their boards, others serve up unique cooling solutions, and a couple even monkey around with clock speeds. Which card is right for you? We've rounded up GeForce 6600 GT AGP cards from Albatron, BFG, and XFX to find out.

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