Leadtek WinFast A7600 GT TDH (GeForce 7600 GT 256MB, AGP)

The Leadtek WinFast A7600 GT TDH

The Leadtek WinFast A7600 GT TDH

As you may notice from the nomenclature of this product, the 'A' in A7600 GT TDH model means that this is the AGP variant. But we won't blame you if you mistook this GeForce 7600 GT for Leadtek's own classic GeForce 6600 GT card. The usual Leadtek choice of a classic green PCB is complemented by a modest circular cooler design that looks exactly like the one on its GeForce 6600 GT. Due to its open design, the fan does not spin particularly fast so this card is relatively silent. The retro feel is strengthened by the presence of the power connector, which is required due to the power demands of the core and the 'weak' AGP interface that no longer can supply the power required by the new generation of cards. Even older AGP cards like the GeForce 6600 GT and 6800 GT required extra power directly from the power supply unit.

The Leadtek WinFast A7600 GT TDH has a certain retro charm about its classic green PCB and similarities with Leadtek's own GeForce 6600 GT.

Beneath this heatsink is the bridge chip that makes it all possible, the High Speed Interconnect that allows the native PCIe GPU to 'talk' through the AGP interface.

The standard clock speeds for a GeForce 7600 GT is followed, meaning that the G73 core runs at 560MHz. The 1.4ns rated DDR3 RAM also runs at the reference 1400MHz DDR. In short, this looks like a faithful port of the GeForce 7600 GT to the AGP interface and one should get more or less the same performance as the original. One of the differences from a reference GeForce 7600 GT is the replacement of one of the DVI outputs on the Leadtek with an analog VGA output. This is understandable given that if you're still using an old AGP system, chances are that you lack a display that accepts DVI input.

Since the AGP slot cannot provide enough power for this chipset, there is an external power connector and it too looks rather old-school.

One of the differences between the AGP and PCIe version - there is only one dual-link DVI output for the AGP compared to the full set of two on the original.

Leadtek has provided a rather comprehensive bundle for a mid-range product. Besides the usual accessories like a 9-pin mini-DIN to Component and S-Video dongle and a DVI-to-VGA adapter, we found a few gems among the software along with more obscure offerings. For example, CyberLink's Power DVD is almost a staple for DVD playback, MuVee 3 is available for video editing needs (though this card does not have video capture abilities), while Serious Sam II is a fun sequel to a popular first person shooter. However, there is also the less heralded game, Trackmania Nations. The items below sum up what you can expect from the package:

  • 1 x DVI-to-VGA adapter
  • 9-pin mini-DIN to S-Video/Component dongle
  • User Manual
  • Driver CD
  • CyberLink Power DVD 6.0
  • MuVee 3
  • Trackmania Nations (full game)
  • Serious Sam II (full game)

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