XFX GeForce 6600 128MB Passive Cooling PVT43PNDH7

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Kakis
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XFX GeForce 6600 128MB Passive Cooling PVT43PNDH7

Post by Kakis » Wed May 18, 2005 6:25 am

Does anyone know anything about this card?
XFX GeForce 6600 128MB Passive Cooling PCI-Express, Tv-Out/DVI, Retail

I just found it at komplett.se (swedish internetstore) and it doesn't cost more than the ordinary fan cooled non GT 6600 cards (actually a bit less than quite a few of the other ones at komplett). However they don't give any more information than just the title which I wrote above. The XFX webpage don't list the model at all. So I called the store and asked them, the guy answering could only tell me that it was a brand new card and that he really didn't know anything else than what the title told me. I'm going to try to email XFX hope they answer though.

A link to the card at the store
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.asp?sku=308137&cks=PRL

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Post by jamesm » Mon May 23, 2005 12:20 pm

well, it's only the non-GT model. most of them seem to be european. i couldn't find any american vendors selling it.

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Post by fanless » Mon May 23, 2005 12:30 pm

jamesm wrote:well, it's only the non-GT model. most of them seem to be european. i couldn't find any american vendors selling it.
Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150090

Too bad my mobo hasn't got the pci-express socket...
And too bad that the card isn't available as AGP

//fanless

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Post by mathias » Mon May 23, 2005 12:44 pm

And it doesn't even have heatpipes. I'm getting more curious about how much power a 6600 uses.

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Post by PretzelB » Mon May 23, 2005 12:58 pm

fanless wrote:
jamesm wrote:well, it's only the non-GT model. most of them seem to be european. i couldn't find any american vendors selling it.
Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150090

Too bad my mobo hasn't got the pci-express socket...
And too bad that the card isn't available as AGP

//fanless
An AGP 6600 is available here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814125189 . It has a heatpipe but it's not dual DVI. I really regret that my last board was AGP and not PCI.

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Post by fanless » Mon May 23, 2005 1:07 pm

According to this source http://www.hardwareluxx.de/cms/artikel. ... 26&seite=5 a system with a 6600GT (Gigabyte NX66T128D ) draws ~221 Watts under load. The same system equipped with 6600 (Gigabyte NX66128D) draws 196 Watts. So difference under load is ~25W.
During idle the difference is about ~8W (113W vs. 105W).

X-bit labs has meassured power consumption of the 6600GT: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/ ... -oc_3.html

Load: 48W
Idle: 19W

So i guess that the power consumption of the 6600 is:

Load: 48W - 25W = 23W
Idle: 19W - 8W = 11W

Please correct me if I'm wrong!

//fanless

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Post by bishyb » Tue May 24, 2005 10:58 am

Also check out the new AOpen Aeolus PCX6600 DV128LP

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Looks ideal for a decent HTPC card 8)

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GIGABYTE GV-N66256DP Geforce 6600

Post by silencetowrite » Tue May 24, 2005 12:48 pm

The GIGABYTE GV-N66256DP Geforce 6600 is also passively cooled, and it is APG.

I'm considering using it in my new system. However, I'm worried about all that heat just sitting around. What kind of case fans would one need with a card like this?

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Post by PretzelB » Tue May 24, 2005 3:58 pm

bishyb wrote:Also check out the new AOpen Aeolus PCX6600 DV128LP

Looks ideal for a decent HTPC card 8)
Indeed. It looks great for a HTPC card.

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Post by rei » Tue May 24, 2005 4:37 pm

too bad you have to pay for the special hardware nvidia decoder that the card supports (and 6800gt's don't support)

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Post by madman2003 » Wed May 25, 2005 1:33 am

The 6800GT's do support it, but the nv40 chip has a design flaw that prevents the use of the WMV9 decoder. The rest should work. The NV41 (later 6800 non-GT's, not the early ones) and the NV43 don't have this problem.

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Post by PretzelB » Thu May 26, 2005 7:08 pm

A bit off topic maybe but I've never been able to figure out the differences in the product lines because it seems to vary. This quote in this anandtech url started the confusion for me:
What was once known only as the NV4x Video Processor has now been given the marketing name PureVideo. PureVideo is exclusively available on the GeForce 6 series of GPUs and only the latest GeForce 6 GPUs have a fully functional PureVideo core. The original NV40 and NV45 (GeForce 6800GT/Ultra) do not have functional Windows Media Video 9 decode acceleration, but the rest of the GeForce 6 series are feature complete (GeForce 6800/6600GT/6600/6200).

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Post by Kakis » Fri May 27, 2005 3:15 am

Oh well, I decided to to try it out (the card the topic started out about :wink:) since I heard XFX make good cards. I ordered it a few days ago. I'm still waiting for it to arrive since they didn't have two Papst fans I also orderd in stock (they should have arrived at the store yesterday, but according to their site they still haven't).

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Post by Edward Ng » Fri May 27, 2005 7:51 pm

I too ordered one of the XFX dual-DVI fanless PCI-Ex 6600 cards just today; will be using it on the Silent OTES ABIT A8N-SLI board.

I'm expecting pretty good things from this card, since I've had pretty good experiences with my XFX 6800GT AGP card.

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