CineFX 3.0 Engine: Powers the next generation of cinematic realism. Full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 enables stunning and complex special effects. Next-generation shader architecture delivers faster and smoother gameplay.
UltraShadow II Technology: Enhances the performance of bleeding-edge games, like id Software’s Doom III, that feature complex scenes with multiple light sources and objects. 2nd-generation technology delivers more than 4x the shadow processing power over the previous generation.
Intellisample 3.0 Technology: The industry’s fastest antialiasing delivers ultra-realistic visuals, with no jagged edges, at lightning-fast speeds. Visual quality is taken to new heights through a new rotated grid sampling pattern.
Adaptable Programmable Video Processor: PureVideo’s programmable technology adapts to new video encoding formats as they are developed to provide a future-proof video solution.
64-Bit Texture Filtering and Blending: Based on the OpenEXR technology from Industrial Light & Magic, NVIDIA’s 64-bit texture implementation sets new standards for image clarity and quality through floating point capabilities in shading, filtering, texturing, and blending.
Unified Driver Architecture (UDA): Part of the NVIDIA Forceware unified software environment (USE). The NVIDIA UDA guarantees forward and backward compatibility with software drivers. Simplifies upgrading to a new NVIDIA product because all NVIDIA products work with the same driver software.
nView Multi-Display Technology: The nView hardware and software technology combination delivers maximum flexibility for multi-display options, and provides unprecedented end-user control of the desktop experience. NVIDIA GPUs are enabled to support multi-displays, but graphics cards vary. Please verify multi-display support in the graphics card before purchasing.
Digital Vibrance Control 3.0 Technology: Allows the user to adjust color controls digitally to compensate for the lighting conditions of their workspace, in order to achieve accurate, bright colors in all conditions.
PCI Express Certified: Designed to run perfectly with the next-generation PCI Express bus architecture. This new bus doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X delivering over 4GB/s in both upstream and downstream data transfers.
NVIDIA SLI Technology: Dramatically scales performance by allowing two graphics cards to be run in parallel. Only available on select PCI-Express models.
NVIDIA PureVideo Technology: The combination of the GeForce 6 Series GPUs’ high-definition video processor and NVIDIA video decode software delivers unprecedented HD video, stunning picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for all video content to turn your PC into a high-end home theater.
High-Speed GDDR3 Memory Interface: Support for the world’s fastest GDDR3 memory delivers fluid frame rates for even the most advanced games and applications.
Full-Speed 32-Bit Color Precision: Delivers increased image quality with no performance compromise.
Dual 400MHz RAMDACs: Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates–up to 2048x1536@85Hz.
Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Optimizations and Support: Ensures the best performance and application compatibility for all DirectX 9 applications.
OpenGL® 2 Optimizations and Support: Ensures the best performance and application compatibility for all OpenGL applications.
Revolutionary Superscalar Architecture: Delivers up to 8x the shading power of previous generation products for screaming gaming performance.
WMV-HD Hardware Acceleration: Playback videos in Microsoft’s Windows Media Video High Definition (WMV-HD) format without skipping frames or losing video detail. Accepted by the HD-DVD consortium as a new HD format, WMV-HD is now part of Windows XP to make it easy for users to edit and save their favorite videos.
NVIDIA GeForce 6600
300 MHz GPU
8 Pixel Pipelines
400 MHz RAMDAC
128 MB, 128 bit DDR3
550 MHz (effective)
8.8 GB/s Memory Bandwidth
VGA, DVI-I, S-Video
Resolution & Refresh
240 Hz Max Refresh Rate
2048 x 1536 x 32bit x 85 Hz Max Analog
1600 x 1200 Max Digital
Minimum of a 300 Watt power supply.