XFX 7600GT XXX Edition Video Card Review

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XFX GeForce 7600GT XXX Edition

The XFX 7600 GT XXX Edition Video Card Side

The GeForce 7600 GT has a single dual-link DVI connector (the connector closest to the motherboard when plugged in to the PCI Express slot). Only the GeForce 7900 GT and 7900 GTX have dual dual-link DVI connectors. The GeForce 7600 GT does have the new 7-pin HDTV-out mini-din connector. 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. Our prior 9-pin HDTV-out mini-din connector required a dongle to use S-video, YPrPb, and composite outputs.

Taking the heat sink cover off the GeForce 7600 GT video card we find a high quality copper base with a series of cooling fins that help keep the core on the 7600 GT running nice and cool.

The XFX 7600 GT XXX Edition Video Core

With the heat sink removed we can better see the NVIDIA G73 core. The core pictured below is dated the first week of 2006 and is the A2 revision. The standard core clock on the GeForce 7600 GT from NVIDIA is 560MHz with the 256MB of memory running at 1400MHz on a 128-bit memory bus.  On our XFX GeForce 7600 GT XXX Edition the core was overclocked to 590MHz and the memory was running at 1600MHz.  Impressive frequency numbers from a mainstream card with a price tag of under $200. 

The XFX 7600 GT XXX Edition Video Core

The memory IC’s were Samsung GDDR3 K4J52324QC-BC14, which are 700MHz IC’s with a data rate of 1.4Gbps/pin. XFX then overclocked these IC’s to 800MHz, which gets you up to the 1.6GHz speed rating that the XFX GeForce 7600 GT XXX comes at. 

Now that you know the standard GeForce 7600 GT comes clocked at 560MHz/1.4GHz and our XFX GeForce 7600 GT XXX comes at 590MHz/1.6GHz let’s take a look at the other general features for all of the NVIDIA 7600 GT cards.

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