Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS Video Card PreviewWed, Mar 22, 2006 - 6:00 AM
The NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS
The reference NVIDIA 7600 GS video card is shown above and two things are very obvious in the image. The first is the fact that this card requires no active cooling solution (fanless) and the second being that is has the over-the-top SLI connector. Since the 7600 GS has a passive heat sink the video card is totally silent and an excellent solution for PureVideo-based HD home theater applications. You can see an SLI bridge connection atop the card, similar to the 7600 GT. With the SLI bridge adding another card in SLI the will will have a direct point-to-point interface which will lead to better scaling performance in applications that take advantage.
The back of the memory card is pretty boring as no memory IC’s are present on the back of the card. The heat sink is screwed on via the four screws seen above which holds the heat sink to the core better than clip on heat sinks.
The rear connectors in the board pictured above include one dual-link DVI-I, a VGA connector, and the new 7-pin HDTV-out mini-din. With the 7-pin HDTV-out mini-din, a user can plug an S-video cable directly into the connector, or use a dongle for YPrPb (component) or composite outputs.