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[nextpage title=”Introduction”]

GeForce 7600 GT is the top mid-range GPU from NVIDIA and XFX has this model, PV-T43G-UDD3, which comes factory-overclocked. Let’s see how faster is this overclocked model against the regular GeForce 7600 GT and also against other products available on the market, like GeForce 7600 GS and Radeon X1600 XT.

GeForce 7600 GT normally runs at 560 MHz accessing its memory at 1.4 GHz (700 MHz DDR). This reviewed model from XFX runs at 590 MHz and accesses its memory at 1.6 GHz (800 MHz DDR). You see this factory-overclocked video card from XFX in Figure 1.

XFX GeForce 7600GT 256MB DDR3 XXX Edition (PV-T43G-UDD3)Figure 1: XFX Overclocked GeForce 7600 GT (PV-T43G-UDD3).

XFX currently has four GeForce 7600 GT models on their catalog:

  • PV-T73G-UDL3/7: 560 MHz clock, 1.4 GHz memory clock, 256 MB 128-bit GDDR3. A.k.a. “XFX GeForce 7600GT 256MB DDR3”. That’s XFX version for the standard GeForce 7600 GT.
  • PV-T43G-UDF3/7: 570 MHz clock, 1.45 GHz memory clock, 256 MB 128-bit GDDR3. XFX also calls this model as “XFX GeForce 7600GT 256MB DDR3”, what is very confusing, since this is a factory-overclocked card.
  • PV-T73G-UDE3/7: 580 MHz clock, 1.5 GHz memory clock, 256 MB 128-bit GDDR3. A.k.a. “XFX GeForce 7600GT 256MB DDR3 Extreme Edition”.
  • PV-T43G-UDD3/7: 590 MHz clock, 1.6 GHz memory clock, 256 MB 128-bit GDDR3. A.k.a. “XFX GeForce 7600GT 256MB DDR3 XXX Edition”. That’s the model we are covering on this review.

You can see in our tutorial “NVIDIA Chips Comparison Table” the difference between GeForce 7600 GT and the other chips from NVIDIA, while on our tutorial “ATI Chips Comparison Table” you can compare it to its competitors from ATI.

On Figures 2 and 3 you can see XFX GeForce 7600GT 256MB DDR3 XXX Edition (PV-T43G-UDD3). As you can see, its DVI connectors are lime yellow and it has a black metallic support on its top, where is written “XFX”.

XFX GeForce 7600GT 256MB DDR3 XXX Edition (PV-T43G-UDD3)Figure 2: XFX Overclocked GeForce 7600 GT (PV-T43G-UDD3).

XFX GeForce 7600GT 256MB DDR3 XXX Edition (PV-T43G-UDD3)Figure 3: XFX Overclocked GeForce 7600 GT (PV-T43G-UDD3), back view.

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This video card uses four GDDR3 512-Mbit 1.4 ns chips from Infineon (HYB18H512321AF-14), making its 256 MB video memory (512 Mbits x 4 = 256 MB). These chips can run up to 1.4 GHz (700 MHz DDR). On this video card the memory chips are overclocked and run at 1.6 GHz, 200 MHz (14.28%) above the maximum clock rate labeled for these memory chips.

XFX GeForce 7600GT 256MB DDR3 XXX Edition (PV-T43G-UDD3)Figure 4: 1.4 ns GDDR3 memory chips used by XFX Overclocked GeForce 7600 GT (PV-T43G-UDD3).

We removed its heatsink to take a look. It uses NVIDIA’s reference model, which is completely copper-made, as you can see in Figure 5. The heatsink doesn’t touch the memory chips, so no cooling solution is used on the memory chips.

XFX GeForce 7600GT 256MB DDR3 XXX Edition (PV-T43G-UDD3)Figure 5: Video card with its heatsink detached.

On Figure 6 you can see the GeForce 7600 GT chip used on this video card. As you can see, it is internally called G73-GT by NVIDIA.

XFX GeForce 7600GT 256MB DDR3 XXX Edition (PV-T43G-UDD3)Figure 6: GeForce 7600 GT chip.

This video card comes with a S-Video cable, a DVI-to-VGA adapter and a Component Video adapter. No games are included.

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During our benchmarking sessions, we used the configuration listed below. Between our benchmarking sessions the only variable was the video card being tested.

Hardware Configuration

  • Motherboard: DFI LAN Party 925X-T2 (Intel 925X, Sep. 20th, 2004 BIOS)
  • CPU: Pentium 4 3.4 GHz LGA 775
  • Memory: Two 512 MB DDR2-533 CM2X512-4200 CL4 from Corsair memory modules
  • Hard Drive: Maxtor DiamondMax 9 Plus (40 GB, ATA-133)
  • Screen resolution: [email protected] Hz

Software Configuration

  • Windows XP Professional installed using NTFS
  • Service Pack 2
  • Direct X 9.0c
  • Intel inf driver version: 6.0.1.1002
  • ATI video driver version: 4.10 (6.14.10.6483)
  • ATI video driver version: 4.12 (Radeon X850 Platinum Edition)
  • ATI video driver version: 5.3 (Radeon X800 GT)
  • ATI video driver version: 5.9 (Radeon X800 GTO)
  • ATI video driver version: 6.1 (Radeon X1600 XT from HIS)
  • ATI video driver version: 8.173 beta (Radeon X1000 series)
  • ATI video driver version: 8.203.3.0 (Radeon X1900 XTX)
  • NVIDIA video driver version: 66.93
  • NVIDIA video driver version: 77.72 (GeForce 7800 GTX)
  • NVIDIA video driver version: 78.02 (GeForce 7800 GT)
  • NVIDIA video driver version: 81.98 (GeForce 6800 GS)
  • NVIDIA video driver version: 84.21 (GeForce 7600 and 7900 series)

Used Software

We adopted a 3% error margin; thus, differences below 3% cannot be considered relevant. In other words, products with a performance difference below 3% should be considered as having similar performance.

[nextpage title=”3DMark2001 SE”]

3DMark2001 SE measures video card performance simulating DirectX 8.1 games. It is very effective software for evaluating the performance from previous-generation games, programmed using DirectX 8. In this software we run six tests. We run the software in three resolutions, 1024x768x32, 1280x1024x32 and 1600x1200x32, first without antialising and with no frame buffer, then we put the antialising at 4 samples and the frame buffer at triple-buffering. This improves the video quality but lowers the performance. We were willing to see how much performance we lost by putting the VGA to run at the maximum possible image quality. It is important to note that ATI chips can run at 6x antialising. Since NVIDIA chips cannot run at this configuration, we had to use 4x antialising to use a configuration that is valid to all video cards included in our bechmarks, allowing direct comparison between them.

You may be asking yourself why we added an old program in a review of a latest generation video card. To us, it is as important to know the performance of a video card with the latest games as it is to know its performance in an older game. That’s why we kept this software in our methodology.

The results you check below. Keep in mind that models marked as “OC” are factory-overclocked. GeForce 7600 GT OC from XFX was running at 590 MHz with its memory being accessed at 1.6 GHz (800 MHz DDR) while the standard clock configuration for a GeForce 7600 GT is 560 MHz/1.4 GHz (700 MHz DDR). GeForce 7600 GS OC from Inno3D was running at 500 MHz with its memory being accessed at 1.4 GHz (700 MHz DDR) while the standard clock configuration for a GeForce 7600 GS is 400 MHz/800 MHz (400 MHz DDR).

GeForce 7600 GT 

3DMark2001 SE – 1024×768 Score Difference
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 23,004 13.61%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 22,731 12.26%
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 22,720 12.21%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 21,858 7.95%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 21,510 6.23%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 21,487 6.12%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 21,043 3.93%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 20,299 0.25%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 20,248  
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 20,084 0.82%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 20,072 0.88%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 19,865 1.93%
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 19,864 1.93%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 19,797 2.28%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 19,777 2.38%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 18,630 8.68%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 17,881 13.24%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 17,412 16.29%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 16,840 20.24%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 14,453 40.10%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 14,132 43.28%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 12,545 61.40%

GeForce 7600 GT

3DMark2001 SE – 1280×1024 Score Difference
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 21,038 12.26%
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 20,882 11.43%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 20,868 11.36%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 20,096 7.24%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 19,924 6.32%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 19,768 5.49%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 19,465 3.87%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 18,740  
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 18,436 1.65%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 18,307 2.37%
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 18,228 2.81%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 18,084 3.63%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 18,015 4.02%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 17,658 6.13%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 17,005 10.20%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 16,750 11.88%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 15,721 19.20%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 15,464 21.18%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 14,854 26.16%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 11,403 64.34%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 11,274 66.22%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 9,472 97.85%

GeForce 7600 GT

3DMark2001 SE – 1600×1200 Score Difference
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 19,986 13.54%
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 19,868 12.87%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 19,382 10.11%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 18,988 7.87%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 18,793 6.76%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 18,390 4.47%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 18,140 3.05%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 17,603  
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 16,784 4.88%
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 16,649 5.73%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 16,590 6.11%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 16,483 6.79%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 16,433 7.12%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 15,524 13.39%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 15,498 13.58%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 14,481 21.56%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 13,694 28.55%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 12,938 36.06%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 12,741 38.16%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 9,059 94.32%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 8,129 116.55%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 6,729 161.60%

GeForce 6800 GS

3DMark2001 SE – 1024×768 AAx4, FBx3 Score Difference
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 20,783 17.23%
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 20,451 15.36%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 20,403 15.09%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 19,671 10.96%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 19,208 8.35%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 19,103 7.76%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 18,336 3.43%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 17,728  
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 17,187 3.15%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 16,979 4.41%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 16,856 5.17%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 16,834 5.31%
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 16,775 5.68%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 16,536 7.21%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 16,529 7.25%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 16,408 8.04%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 15,745 12.59%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 15,021 18.02%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 13,635 30.02%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 9,718 82.42%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 8,928 98.57%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 8,210 115.93%

GeForce 7600 GT

3DMark2001 SE – 1280×1024 AAx4, FBx3 Score Difference
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 19,354 27.76%
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 18,778 23.96%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 18,447 21.77%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 18,029 19.01%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 17,142 13.16%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 17,120 13.01%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 16,302 7.61%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 16,056 5.99%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 15,149  
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 15,117 0.21%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 15,080 0.46%
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 14,294 5.98%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 14,173 6.89%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 13,833 9.51%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 13,655 10.94%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 13,652 10.97%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 12,892 17.51%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 12,364 22.53%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 10,487 44.46%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 6,915 119.07%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 6,049 150.44%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 5,755 163.23%

GeForce 7600 GT

3DMark2001 SE – 1600×1200 AAx4, FBx3 Score Difference
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 18,090 65.49%
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 17,322 58.47%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 16,299 49.11%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 16,213 48.32%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 15,734 43.94%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 15,503 41.83%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 15,362 40.54%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 14,418 31.90%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 11,829 8.22%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 11,663 6.70%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 11,127 1.79%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 10,931  
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 10,659 2.55%
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 9,891 10.51%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 9,767 11.92%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 9,455 15.61%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 8,429 29.68%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 6,620 65.12%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 5,625 94.33%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 3,558 207.22%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 3,205 241.06%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 2,606 319.46%

[nextpage title=”3DMark03″]

3DMark03 measures performance by simulating games written to DirectX 9, which are contemporary games. We run this program in three resolutions, 1024x768x32, 1280x1024x32 and 1600x1200x32, first without antialising and anisotropic filtering, and then configuring antialising at 4x and anisotropic filtering also at 4x. This improves the video quality but lowers the performance. We were willing to see how much performance we lost by putting the VGA to run at the maximum possible image quality. It is important to note that ATI chips can run at 6x antialising. Since NVIDIA chips cannot run at this configuration, we had to use 4x antialising to use a configuration that is valid to all video cards included in our bechmarks, allowing direct comparison between them.

The results you check below. Keep in mind that models marked as “OC” are factory-overclocked. GeForce 7600 GT OC from XFX was running at 590 MHz with its memory being accessed at 1.6 GHz (800 MHz DDR) while the standard clock configuration for a GeForce 7600 GT is 560 MHz/1.4 GHz (700 MHz DDR). GeForce 7600 GS OC from Inno3D was running at 500 MHz with its memory being accessed at 1.4 GHz (700 MHz DDR) while the standard clock configuration for a GeForce 7600 GS is 400 MHz/800 MHz (400 MHz DDR).

GeForce 7600 GT

3DMark03 – 1024×768 Score Difference
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 18,465 42.83%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 16,544 27.97%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 15,631 20.91%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 15,375 18.93%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 15,004 16.06%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 13,760 6.44%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 13,144 1.67%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 12,928  
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 12,782 1.14%
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 12,111 6.75%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 11,724 10.27%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 11,285 14.56%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 11,223 15.19%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 9,563 35.19%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 9,352 38.24%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 9,134 41.54%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 8,213 57.41%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 8,056 60.48%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 7,295 77.22%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 4,847 166.72%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 4,128 213.18%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 3,468 272.78%

GeForce 7600 GT

3DMark03 – 1280×1024 Score Difference
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 15,394 50.54%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 13,888 35.81%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 13,045 27.57%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 12,578 23.00%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 12,239 19.69%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 10,997 7.54%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 10,671 4.35%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 10,314 0.86%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 10,226  
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 9,529 7.31%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 9,142 11.86%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 8,836 15.73%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 8,784 16.42%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 7,472 36.86%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 7,039 45.28%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 6,943 47.29%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 6,277 62.91%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 6,041 69.28%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 5,351 91.10%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 3,538 189.03%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 2,990 242.01%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 2,507 307.90%

GeForce 7600 GT

3DMark03 – 1600×1200 Score Difference
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 14,090 70.03%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 11,680 40.94%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 10,751 29.73%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 10,445 26.04%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 10,127 22.20%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 9,822 18.52%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 8,743 5.50%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 8,411 1.50%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 8,287  
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 7,701 7.61%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 7,347 12.79%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 7,144 16.00%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 7,035 17.80%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 5,940 39.51%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 5,295 56.51%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 5,220 58.75%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 4,930 68.09%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 4,640 78.60%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 3,938 110.44%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 2,678 209.45%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 2,131 288.88%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 1,797 361.16%

 GeForce 7600 GT

3DMark03 – 1024×768 AAx4, Anisox4 Score Difference
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 12,560 58.29%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 11,576 45.89%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 10,989 38.49%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 10,275 29.49%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 9,929 25.13%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 9,325 17.52%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 8,999 13.41%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 8,108 2.18%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 7,935  
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 7,330 8.25%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 7,097 11.81%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 6,919 14.68%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 6,841 15.99%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 5,437 45.94%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 4,978 59.40%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 4,693 69.08%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 4,405 80.14%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 4,177 89.97%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 3,411 132.63%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 2,378 233.68%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 1,966 303.61%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 1,674 374.01%

GeForce 7600 GT

3DMark03 – 1280×1024 AAx4, Anisox4 Score Difference
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 9,997 70.74%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 9,467 61.69%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 9,050 54.57%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 7,980 36.29%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 7,733 32.08%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 7,249 23.81%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 6,841 16.84%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 6,278 7.22%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 5,855  
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 5,324 9.97%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 5,172 13.21%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 5,133 14.07%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 5,025 16.52%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 3,962 47.78%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 3,747 56.26%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 3,475 68.49%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 3,116 87.90%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 2,547 129.88%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 2,454 138.59%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 1,497 291.12%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 1,351 333.38%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 1,212 383.09%

GeForce 7600 GT

3DMark03 – 1600×1200 AAx4, Anisox4 Score Difference
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 8,168 79.32%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 7,852 72.38%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 7,364 61.67%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 6,317 38.68%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 6,148 34.97%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 5,873 28.94%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 5,807 27.49%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 5,024 10.30%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 4,555  
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 4,530 0.55%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 4,018 13.36%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 3,975 14.59%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 3,861 17.97%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 3,091 47.36%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 2,656 71.50%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 2,563 77.72%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 2,377 91.63%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 1,805 152.35%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 1,717 165.29%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 1,027 343.52%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 732 522.27%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 684 565.94%

[nextpage title=”3DMark05″]

3DMark05 measures performance by simulating DirectX 9.0c games, i.e., using the new Shader 3.0 model. This programming model is used by Far Cry game and other games to be launched in the future. This new programming model is used by GeForce 6 and 7 series from NVIDIA and Radeon X1000 series from ATI.

We run this program in three resolutions, 1024x768x32, 1280x1024x32 and 1600x1200x32, first without antialising and anisotropic filtering, and then configuring antialising at 4x and anisotropic filtering also at 4x. This improves the video quality but lowers the performance. We were willing to see how much performance we lost by putting the VGA to run at the maximum possible image quality. It is important to note that ATI chips can run at 6x antialising. Since NVIDIA chips cannot run at this configuration, we had to use 4x antialising to use a configuration that is valid to all video cards included in our benchmark, allowing direct comparison between them.

The results you check below. Keep in mind that models marked as “OC” are factory-overclocked. GeForce 7600 GT OC from XFX was running at 590 MHz with its memory being accessed at 1.6 GHz (800 MHz DDR) while the standard clock configuration for a GeForce 7600 GT is 560 MHz/1.4 GHz (700 MHz DDR). GeForce 7600 GS OC from Inno3D was running at 500 MHz with its memory being accessed at 1.4 GHz (700 MHz DDR) while the standard clock configuration for a GeForce 7600 GS is 400 MHz/800 MHz (400 MHz DDR).

GeForce 7600 GT

3DMark05 – 1024×768 Score Difference
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 7,370 24.09%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 7,222 21.60%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 6,982 17.56%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 6,863 15.56%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 6,789 14.31%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 6,471 8.96%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 6,343 6.80%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 5,939  
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 5,732 3.61%
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 5,594 6.17%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 5,353 10.95%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 4,991 18.99%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 4,941 20.20%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 4,537 30.90%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 4,301 38.08%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 3,993 48.74%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 3,675 61.61%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 2,886 105.79%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 2,872 106.79%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 1,701 249.15%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 1,433 314.45%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 1,365 335.09%

GeForce 7600 GT

3DMark05 – 1280×1024 Score Difference
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 6,962 36.22%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 6,699 31.07%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 6,534 27.84%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 6,208 21.46%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 6,067 18.70%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 5,554 8.67%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 5,504 7.69%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 5,111  
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 4,780 6.92%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 4,740 7.83%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 4,564 11.99%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 4,130 23.75%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 4,085 25.12%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 3,745 36.48%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 3,479 46.91%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 3,192 60.12%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 3,093 65.24%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 2,253 126.85%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 1,957 161.17%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 1,259 305.96%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 1,040 391.44%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 992 415.22%

GeForce 7600 GT

3DMark05 – 1600×1200 Score Difference
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 6,559 49.89%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 6,513 48.83%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 5,862 33.96%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 5,524 26.23%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 5,371 22.74%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 4,786 9.37%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 4,785 9.35%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 4,376  
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 4,096 6.84%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 3,931 11.32%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 3,857 13.46%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 3,455 26.66%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 3,376 29.62%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 3,091 41.57%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 2,856 53.22%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 2,608 67.79%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 2,430 80.08%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 1,789 144.61%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 1,264 246.20%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 944 363.56%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 814 437.59%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 708 518.08%

GeForce 7600 GT

3DMark05 – 1024×768 AAx4, Anisox4 Score Difference
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 6,893 38.19%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 6,788 36.09%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 6,717 34.66%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 6,123 22.75%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 6,052 21.33%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 5,874 17.76%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 5,559 11.45%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 4,988  
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 4,971 0.34%
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 4,634 7.64%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 4,464 11.74%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 4,108 21.42%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 4,072 22.50%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 3,700 34.81%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 3,655 36.47%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 3,523 41.58%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 2,881 73.13%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 2,232 123.48%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 1,287 287.57%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 1,038 380.54%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 935 433.48%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 903 452.38%

GeForce 7600 GT

3DMark05 – 1280×1024 AAx4, Anisox4 Score Difference
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 6,571 62.05%
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 6,325 55.98%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 6,040 48.95%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 5,277 30.14%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 5,186 27.89%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 4,915 21.21%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 4,664 15.02%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 4,055  
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 4,028 0.67%
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 3,738 8.48%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 3,572 13.52%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 3,295 23.07%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 3,286 23.40%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 2,969 36.58%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 2,891 40.26%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 2,510 61.55%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 2,232 81.68%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 1,722 135.48%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 803 404.98%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 581 597.93%

GeForce 7600 GT

3DMark05 – 1600×1200 AAx4, Anisox4 Score Difference
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 6,253 125.82%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 5,668 104.69%
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 5,288 90.97%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 4,205 51.86%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 4,168 50.52%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 3,776 36.37%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 3,746 35.28%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 3,325 20.08%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 2,769  
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 2,644 4.73%
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 2,553 8.46%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 2,458 12.65%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 2,365 17.08%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 2,235 23.89%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 2,233 24.00%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 1,948 42.15%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 1,552 78.41%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 1,374 101.53%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 589 370.12%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 341 712.02%

[nextpage title=”Doom 3″]Doom 3 is one of the heaviest games available today. As we’ve done on other programs, we ran this game at three resolutions: 1024x768x32, 1280x1024x32 and 1600x1200x32. This game allows several image quality levels and we’ve done our benchmarking on two levels, low and high. We ran demo1 four times and wrote the obtained number of frames per second. The first result we discarded at once, since it is far inferior than the other results. This happens because at the first time we run the demo the game must load all textures to video memory, fact that doesn’t happen from the second time we run the demo on. From the three results left, we consider as our official result the middle result, i.e., we discard the highest and the lowest values. Curiously almost all times the values obtained at the second round on were the same.

A very important detail that we must mention is that Doom 3 has an internal FPS lock: it is only capable of generating 60 frames per second, even if your board is able to produce more frames per second than that. This is done in order to make the game to have the same “playability” sensation independently from the video card installed on the PC. This lock, however, is disabled in the game benchmarking mode.

For further details on how to measure 3D performance with Doom 3, read our tutorial on this subject.

The results you check below. Keep in mind that models marked as “OC” are factory-overclocked. GeForce 7600 GT OC from XFX was running at 590 MHz with its memory being accessed at 1.6 GHz (800 MHz DDR) while the standard clock configuration for a GeForce 7600 GT is 560 MHz/1.4 GHz (700 MHz DDR). GeForce 7600 GS OC from Inno3D was running at 500 MHz with its memory being accessed at 1.4 GHz (700 MHz DDR) while the standard clock configuration for a GeForce 7600 GS is 400 MHz/800 MHz (400 MHz DDR).

GeForce 7600 GT

Doom 3 – 1024×768 – Low Score Difference
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 96.7 3.20%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 95.9 2.35%
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 95.1 1.49%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 94.7 1.07%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 94.5 0.85%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 94.1 0.43%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 94.1 0.43%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 93.7  
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 93.4 0.3%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 91.9 2.0%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 91.4 2.5%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 84.5 10.9%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 82.7 13.3%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 79.5 17.9%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 77.1 21.5%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 75.9 23.5%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 69.7 34.4%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 66.6 40.7%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 55.6 68.5%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 54.1 73.2%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 30.9 203.2%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 25.2 271.8%

GeForce 7600 GT

Doom 3 – 1280×1024 – Low Score Difference
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 94.9 10.61%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 93.9 9.44%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 91.6 6.76%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 91.4 6.53%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 90.4 5.36%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 87.5 1.98%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 85.8  
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 82.2 4.38%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 80.8 6.19%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 80.2 6.98%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 77.5 10.71%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 76.6 12.01%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 75.8 13.19%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 61.5 39.51%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 59.9 43.24%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 55.1 55.72%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 46.8 83.33%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 44.7 91.95%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 37.3 130.03%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 36.6 134.43%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 19.6 337.76%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 16.0 436.25%

GeForce 7600 GT

Doom 3 – 1600×1200 – Low Score Difference
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 92.0 25.85%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 86.6 18.47%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 83.4 14.09%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 80.8 10.53%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 77.5 6.02%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 76.2 4.24%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 73.1  
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 69.1 5.79%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 66.2 10.42%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 64.4 13.51%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 63.4 15.30%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 63.1 15.85%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 62.4 17.15%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 46.2 58.23%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 45.9 59.26%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 38.9 87.92%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 31.7 130.60%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 31.5 132.06%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 26.5 175.85%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 25.5 186.67%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 13.1 458.02%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 10.6 589.62%

GeForce 7600 GT

Doom 3 – 1024×768 – High Score Difference
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 95.3 2.25%
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 94.8 1.72%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 94.6 1.50%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 94.4 1.29%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 93.6 0.43%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 93.2  
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 92.3 0.98%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 92.2 1.08%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 91.8 1.53%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 91.0 2.42%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 88.8 4.95%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 83.6 11.48%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 81.7 14.08%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 76.5 21.83%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 73.8 26.29%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 70.8 31.64%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 65.5 42.29%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 61.0 52.79%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 50.4 84.92%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 48.7 91.38%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 27.8 235.25%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 22.9 306.99%

GeForce 7600 GT

Doom 3 – 1280×1024 – High Score Difference
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 94.9 12.17%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 94.8 12.06%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 91.2 7.80%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 90.2 6.62%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 88.7 4.85%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 86.7 2.48%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 84.6  
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 80.9 4.57%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 78.9 7.22%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 78.2 8.18%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 74.4 13.71%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 73.9 14.48%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 72.4 16.85%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 58.5 44.62%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 55.5 52.43%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 52.6 60.84%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 44.4 90.54%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 41.7 102.88%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 34.4 145.93%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 33.4 153.29%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 18.4 359.78%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 15.0 464.00%

GeForce 7600 GT

Doom 3 – 1600×1200 – High Score Difference
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 91.5 27.08%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 88.4 22.78%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 82.2 14.17%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 79.9 10.97%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 75.8 5.28%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 75.2 4.44%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 72.0  
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 67.8 6.19%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 65.1 10.60%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 61.4 17.26%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 61.1 17.84%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 60.6 18.81%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 60.3 19.40%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 44.2 62.90%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 43.4 65.90%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 37.7 90.98%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 30.5 136.07%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 30.4 136.84%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 25.0 188.00%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 24.1 198.76%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 11.6 520.69%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 10.3 599.03%

[nextpage title=”Far Cry”]

Far Cry is a game based on the new Shader 3.0 (DirectX 9.0c) programming model available on series 6 and 7 from NVIDIA and series X1000 from ATI graphics chips. We’ve updated the game to version 1.3.
 
As we’ve done on other programs, we ran this game at three resolutions, 1024x768x32, 1280x1024x32 and 1600x1200x32. This game allows several image quality levels and we’ve done our benchmarking on two levels, low and very high. To measure the performance we used the demo created by German magazine PC Games Hardware (PCGH), available at https://www.3dcenter.org/downloads/farcry-pcgh-vga.php. We run this demo four times and made an arithmetical average with the results. This average is the result presented in our graphs.

This game has a very important detail in its image quality configuration. Antialising, instead of being configured by numbers (1x, 2x, 4x or 6x) is configured as low, medium or high. The problem is that on NVIDIA chips both medium and high mean 4x, while on ATI chips medium means 2x and high means 6x, making the comparison between ATI and NVIDIA chips completely unfair. Because of that we configured antialising at 4x and anisotropic filtering at 8x manually at the video driver control panel.

For further details on how to measure 3D performance with Far Cry, read our tutorial on this subject.

The results you check below. Keep in mind that models marked as “OC” are factory-overclocked. GeForce 7600 GT OC from XFX was running at 590 MHz with its memory being accessed at 1.6 GHz (800 MHz DDR) while the standard clock configuration for a GeForce 7600 GT is 560 MHz/1.4 GHz (700 MHz DDR). GeForce 7600 GS OC from Inno3D was running at 500 MHz with its memory being accessed at 1.4 GHz (700 MHz DDR) while the standard clock configuration for a GeForce 7600 GS is 400 MHz/800 MHz (400 MHz DDR).

GeForce 7600 GT

Far Cry – 1024×768 – Low Score Difference
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 145.56 7.81%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 145.51 7.77%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 145.42 7.70%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 145.16 7.51%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 144.93 7.34%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 144.54 7.05%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 144.44 6.98%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 144.02 6.67%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 136.68 1.23%
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 136.43 1.04%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 135.74 0.53%
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 135.67 0.48%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 135.57 0.41%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 135.44 0.31%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 135.02  
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 134.94 0.06%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 134.93 0.07%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 132.76 1.70%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 130.43 3.52%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 123.60 9.24%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 120.56 11.99%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 112.52 20.00%

GeForce 7600 GT

Far Cry – 1280×1024 – Low Score Difference
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 143.19 8.40%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 142.98 8.24%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 142.41 7.80%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 141.73 7.29%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 140.71 6.52%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 140.49 6.35%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 138.43 4.79%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 133.27 0.89%
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 133.24 0.86%
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 133.09 0.75%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 132.52 0.32%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 132.47 0.28%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 132.32 0.17%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 132.10  
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 131.86 0.18%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 131.78 0.24%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 131.03 0.82%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 127.71 3.44%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 127.24 3.82%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 89.16 48.16%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 87.83 50.40%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 72.96 81.06%

GeForce 7600 GT

Far Cry – 1600×1200 – Low Score Difference
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 143.59 8.56%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 142.30 7.58%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 141.82 7.22%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 139.29 5.31%
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 134.03 1.33%
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 133.96 1.28%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 133.93 1.26%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 133.59 1.00%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 133.18 0.69%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 132.92 0.49%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 132.30 0.02%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 132.27  
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 130.85 1.09%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 128.32 3.08%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 127.64 3.63%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 121.01 9.31%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 109.30 21.02%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 108.98 21.37%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 105.22 25.71%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 63.37 108.73%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 59.82 121.11%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 48.85 170.77%

GeForce 7600 GT

Far Cry – 1024×768 – Very High Score Difference
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 76.61 3.64%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 76.55 3.56%
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 76.18 3.06%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 75.82 2.57%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 75.38 1.98%
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 75.35 1.93%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 74.65 0.99%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 73.92  
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 72.70 1.68%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 71.46 3.44%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 70.72 4.52%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 69.40 6.51%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 67.93 8.82%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 63.05 17.24%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 54.82 34.84%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 48.28 53.11%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 47.91 54.29%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 40.72 81.53%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 38.28 93.10%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 23.67 212.29%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 20.41 262.18%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 18.74 294.45%

GeForce 7600 GT

Far Cry – 1280×1024 – Very High Score Difference
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 75.28 27.79%
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 73.31 24.44%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 71.77 21.83%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 71.13 20.74%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 70.00 18.83%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 68.59 16.43%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 67.93 15.31%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 67.09 13.89%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 58.91
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 53.88 9.34%
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 53.81 9.48%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 52.29 12.66%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 51.53 14.32%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 45.80 28.62%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 38.43 53.29%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 35.59 65.52%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 31.41 87.55%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 28.20 108.90%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 25.82 128.16%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 15.07 290.91%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 14.15 316.33%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 13.62 332.53%

GeForce 7600 GT

Far Cry – 1600×1200 – Very High Score Difference
Radeon X1800 XT (ATI) 71.88 64.07%
GeForce 7900 GTX (NVIDIA) 71.57 63.36%
Radeon X1900 XTX (ATI) 68.62 56.63%
GeForce 7900 GT (NVIDIA) 59.50 35.81%
Radeon X1800 XL (ATI) 59.36 35.49%
GeForce 7800 GTX (MSI) 58.10 32.62%
Radeon X850 XT P.E. (ATI) 54.23 23.78%
GeForce 7800 GT (NVIDIA) 52.35 19.49%
GeForce 7600 GT OC (XFX) 43.81  
GeForce 6800 GS (NVIDIA) 39.93 9.72%
GeForce 7600 GT (NVIDIA) 39.62 10.58%
GeForce 7600 GS OC (Inno3D) 38.52 13.73%
GeForce 6800 GT (NVIDIA) 34.29 27.76%
Radeon X800 GTO (HIS) 34.06 28.63%
Radeon X800 GT (HIS) 27.74 57.93%
Radeon X1600 XT (ATI) 24.51 78.74%
GeForce 7600 GS (NVIDIA) 22.78 92.32%
Radeon X700 Pro (Sapphire) 20.01 118.94%
GeForce 6600 GT (XFX) 19.53 124.32%
GeForce 6600 (Albatron) 11.28 288.39%
Radeon X600 Pro (Sapphire) 8.04 444.90%
Radeon X600 XT (ATI) 7.01 524.96%

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GeForce 7600 GT is definitely the best mid-range VGA card available today, beating high-end cards from NVIDIA previous family, like GeForce 6800 GT and GeForce 6800 GS. Also, GeForce 7600 GT simply smoked Radeon X1600 XT, making us wonder why someone in his/her right mind would buy a Radeon X1600 XT. And in several scenarios GeForce 7600 GT achieved more than double the performance of GeForce 6600 GT – a video card we think that has the best cost/benefit ratio for the average user looking for good performance paying spending up to USD 130.

While this video card can be found at USD 211.50, on average, you will find it being sold by USD 190 on TigerDirect.com. The standard GeForce 7600 GT also from XFX is quoted at USD 180 there, so the price difference between this card and a standard GeForce 7600 GT is of only 10 bucks.

So, it is worthwhile paying USD 10 more and order an overclocked model? We think so if you are willing to increase image quality settings in your games, as this overclocked model was faster than standard GeForce 7600 GT particularly when we increased the image quality settings. The performance difference between them was up to 10%, depending on the program and on the configuration we used. Since the price difference is only of 5.55%, go for it.

Do you like to play games in high resolutions? Do you like to increase video quality settings a little bit in your games? Do you have up to USD 200 to spend on a video card? This is the video card for you. If you don’t enable video quality settings it will provide you a very high performance even in high resolutions. If you enable video quality settings in high resolutions, it will still provide you a decent performance – it will provide a fantastic performance at 1024×768, for instance. Of course if you want to play at 1600×1200 or above with all image quality settings enabled with a very high performance, you will need to by a high-end – and more expensive – video card.