XFX 7600 GT 256Mb
XFX has been a leader in providing factory overclocked video cards for several years now, they were also one of the first to introduce an updated 7600 GT video card with higher clock speeds build on 80nm process. The other manufacturer doing this was… Sparkle
. The initial target price for these cards was ~€150, this has now dropped to a more modest price, hovering around €100.
The sample we picked up at a local store came in a flashy box with window cutout at the back:
Something to watch out for is the product code and name present on the box. While the code “PV-T73G-UGD3“ leads us to this product page
which states 590Mhz core, the name “GF 7600GT 650M” does give conflicting information. As it turns out, this sample runs at 650Mhz core.
The package contains the bare essentials, a small installation manual, driver CD, TV-out cable and one DVI->VGA converter.
The 7600 GT from XFX features a black PCB, black PCI plate and low profile cooler.
The 7600 GT takes all it power from PCI Express slot, no external power connector present.
The memory chips are K4J52324QE-BC14 and rated at 700 MHz, obviously XFX didn’t find this to be enough and boosted voltage (most likely) to run them at 800 MHz.
Test Setup Details next ->