XFX 7600 GT Fatal1ty Professional Series Video Card ReviewFormer staff writer -
Category: Video Cards
XFX is breathing new life into their 7600 series of Video cards. XFX and Fatal1ty have teamed up and added some new features and it is called the XFX 7600GT Fatal1ty Professional Series. Unlike the past XFX 7600 GT video cards, this one has passive cooling via a large heat sink and its core clock speed has been raised to 650 MHz. Will this resurrection prove itself as a mid-range contender or are the new changes just a big hype?
XFX is a division of Pine Technologies, which was founded in 1989 and are manufacturers of digital audio and video devices as well as computer peripherals. XFX, which at one time was only producing video cards, has now stepped into the motherboard market with their nForce 590 SLI.
Jonathan “Falal1ty” Wendel is a twelve-time World Champion Professional Gamer, who began his professional career in 1999.
The video card comes packaged much differently than what I was used to seeing from XFX, who normally use their own logo on their products. This package has an image of Jonathan “Falal1ty” Wendel on it. A surprise, but it did spark my interest in seeing what was inside.
The back of the package has a clear plastic panel, which reveals the video card heat sink that has the Fatal1ty logo on it.
Once you remove the outer slipcover and the inner box is exposed. Opening it revealed the video card inside.
Exploring further into the package, it contains a driver disk, quick setup guide, VGA to DVI converter and an S-video cable.
The video card itself is a 7600 GT, but it has a very large heat sink with the Fatal1ty logo on it. You will also notice the heat pipes and the heat disbursement fins. These pictures really do the heat sink no justice - it’s big!
The video card comes with two DVI inputs, and one S-Video out.
This heat sink has sparked my interest. Since the video card is being passively cooled, what will its temperatures be like? It’s time to install and configure the card.