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XFX 7600 GT Fatal1ty Professional Series Video Card Review

Former staff writer    -   February 14, 2007


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Temperatures:

The XFX 7600 GT Fatal1ty Professional Series has a passive cooling system and I was a little worried that my temperatures while gaming would increase to an undesirable temperature. To my surprise, they did not. My actual idle temperature was lower than my 7600GT XXX with active cooling and my max gaming temperature was also lower than with active cooling. The only setback I found was that with passive cooling, the temperatures didn't drop down to 'normal' temperatures as quickly as they did with the active cooling.


Conclusion:

Although I would like to say the XFX 7600GT Fatal1ty is a mainstream video card, I cannot, as at best it is a midrange video card. You can still get decent frame rates on many of the most popular games and if you are budget minded this is a video card that packs a punch for the price.

Since the video card is preoverclocked right out of the box, there is no need to overclock it and you’ll get better results than you may have expected. There is about a twenty dollar price difference between this card and the 7600 GT XXX and for the increase in Frames Per Second and the passive cooling, (no fan noise) it is well worth it.

While at CES, Uber got a chance to actually play Q4 against Jonathan “Falal1ty” Wendel at the XFX, ABIT, Fatal1ty booth, he did manage to beat him and three others in three matches. These were friendly games so nothing was at stake but is it possible that Uber has a professional gaming career ahead of him?




Pros:

  • Passive Cooling (SBD)
  • Budget Priced
  • Pre Overclocked
  • Runs cooler than 7600 GT with active cooling
  • No fans to keep Clean

Cons:

  • Temperatures take longer to decrease
  • Is the 7600 Series coming to the end of its days?




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  2. Installation & Configuration
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing & Benchmark: Far Cry
  5. Benchmark: F.E.A.R.
  6. Benchmark: Doom III
  7. Benchmark: Call of Duty II
  8. Benchmark: Quake 4
  9. Benchmark: NFS Most Wanted
  10. Temperatures & Conclusion
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