Inside the box
The box has Jonathan all over it, whether that’s a good thing or not, I’ll let you decide, take a look:
Inside we find the following goodies:XFX GEFORCE 7600 GT FATAL1TY
Driver CD and manual
The video card draws its power from the PCI Express slot and doesn’t require a separate power connector from the power supply like its AGP brother. There aren’t many extras in this box, no games or goodies, while this makes the bundle appear quite sober, if it reduces cost and focuses on providing affordable fast video cards, it can only be a good thing for budget-wise gamers.
NVIDIA 80nm G73 core
- core clock: 650MHz
Samsung 256Mb (4x64Mb) GDDR3 with 128 bit interface
- memory clock: 1600MHz
Silent But Deadly (SBD) passive heatpipe cooler
Dual Link DVI
Integrated HDTV decoder
Stock speeds of the original 7600GT reference design were 560Mhz on the GPU, 1400Mhz on the memory, it also used a 90nm production process. The XFX Fatal1ty edition uses 80nm process and has no issue running at 650Mhz GPU which is quite impressive, seeing as the average overclock of the reference 90nm 7600GT was below 650Mhz! XFX also decided to up the ante on the memory side and it’s running at 1600Mhz which is also quite a boost from the reference speed.
Two heat pipes transfer the heat generated by the GPU and memory to a large aluminum heatsink fitted on the back of the video card. The card relies on case cooling airflow to be cooled effectively; in our testing we’ll find out how hot the GPU gets when put under 3D load.