XFX 7600 GT XXX PCI-E Video CardFormer staff writer -
With idle temperatures being 51C and load temps hitting 64C using the stock fan, it proves that there is no need to purchase an aftermarket GPU cooler to keep the chipset at a reasonable temperature. I also liked the fact that the stock fan was not very loud when it kicked in, All it did was add a kind of whooshing sound that was there but very hard to hear.
As a mainstream Graphics board the XFX 7600 GT XXX matched up very well to its two competitors. The reason why I chose the PowerColor X800 GTO was due to it having 12 pixel pipelines which matches the XFX 7600 GT XXX. The other graphics board, XFX 6800 GT was due to it being a 6 series chipset. It also has 16 pixel pipelines. While running the benchmarks I realized how much extra pipelines can make a difference. The 6800 GT held very well compared to the 7600 GT XXX and at times even bettered it. Where the 7600 GT XXX gets it’s power is from it’s Memory and Core Clocks being 590/1.6 Ghz, where the 6800GT is only 350/1000.
If your budget won’t allow you to buy one of the higher end Graphics boards, then the XFX 7600 GT XXX can more than suffice. It will play the latest games and allow you to watch HDTV (I don't think this is true, just regular TV) on your computer. It is also Windows Vista compatible.
Since the completion of this review XFX has decided to add a full copy of the newest Splinter Cell release with every 7600GT XXX.
- HDTV Ready
- New Black PCB
- Dual DVI
- No need for extra power
- SLI ready
- 12 pixel pipelines