NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced widespread availability of NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6600 GT graphics processing unit (GPU)-based add-in cards for AGP-based PCs. GeForce 6600 GT-based graphics cards for the AGP bus are available today and in the coming weeks.
"Since the launch of the GeForce 6600 GT for PCI Express, the gaming community has been raving about the price/performance ratio of this GPU and calling for it to be offered on AGP cards," said Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing for NVIDIA. "NVIDIA has quickly delivered this award-winning GPU to the huge installed base of customers looking to upgrade their AGP-based PCs for new games such as Doom3, Far Cry, and Half-Life 2."
"The GeForce 6600 GT is freaking awesome. For $199, it offers performance in league with cards that cost upwards of 300 bucks, and it positively crushes all current competition at anything below that price," said Scott Wasson, editor in chief of Tech Report (http://www.techreport.com) in his review of the GeForce 6600 GT for PCI Express bus. "For most of us, though, an AGP version of the 6600 GT would be just about perfect."
As an extension of the award-winning GeForce 6 Series, the GeForce 6600 GT graphics processor is the first AGP midrange GPU to support Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0, and a superscalar architecture for unprecedented performance. Only NVIDIA GPUs offer NVIDIA UltraShadow™ II technology to deliver blazing speeds on next-generation, shadow-intensive games such as Doom 3. The GeForce 6600 GT GPU also features NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology, a combination of hardware and software that brings consumer electronics-quality video to the personal computer. Backed by the NVIDIA ForceWare™ software suite and Unified Driver Architecture (UDA), the GeForce 6600 GT GPU delivers industry-renowned compatibility and reliability for a great user experience.
Source: nVIDIA Press Release