Pros Good Quality Great Price
Cons Not top of the line but close
Summary In my opinion I think this card is the best card out there if your wanting to save money. It gives the x800 pros a big run for their money. This card is rock solid and runs very stable no complaints here.
Great Card take my word for it buy it NOW if you want are looking for the best price performance out there. Competes with $350 cards for a price of $200.
Pros I think you missed it big time CNET! This card is an excellent value, all the newest games play very respectfully on this card.
Cons If you absolutely MUST crank it up to 1600x1200 you sacrifice some quality. But you can't play any card at that res. unless you can fork out about $300 more.
Pros this is so much more than i expected. I thought I wasn't going to get that good of results and i couldn't buy the 6800(spent too much on my new pc), but when i opened the box and loaded it up the first words out of my mouth when i tried doom3 was "holy cr
Cons finding a con for the 6600GT is like trying to find a con for Half-life 2, IMPOSSIBLE
Pros Good price for high end features
Cons Irratic, unstable and considerably loud
Summary I have had great experience with Nvidia chip based card UNTIL 6600 GT. It seems in the heat of the competition against ATI, Nvidia definitely rushed the 6600GT out the door. It's power hungry with a OEM fan that's loud, and it has serious stability problems with my AMD Atholon 64 processor baesd computer. I had a GeForce TI4200 on the system with rock solid stability and swap in the 6600GT, games starts to have sound stutter, missing texture and video artifacts starts to show up. I have a 500W PSU and many fans inside the system and tried all kinds of tricks including buying multiple 6600GT cards and trying different Mobo with no avail. Once I get onto the internet user forum, I realize I am far from the minority on the 6600GT issues. The problems are intermitent and comes and goes like it has a mind of its own. Good performance when the card decides to work, but darn-right irritating when it decide to act up. Would advice to stay away. It's a piece of most frustrating hardware in recent memory for over 15 years of working both professionally and personally on PC systems. ATI cards are looking better and better everyday!!
Pros Easy install, including drivers
Cons Needs separate PS connection, but no big deal
Summary Running on XP system with Athlon 64 3000+ chip...no problems...easy install...picked up drivers from NVIDIA on boot...update also installed with no problem. Big diff in video clarity, over old 5700 LE card. As stated, needs separate PS connection to operate properly! So far, all looks good.