Progress can be such a relentless force used to justify (and name) everything; like the oft-heard phrase, "…in the name of progress…" coming from the mouths of politicians and archetype villains in movies alike. There are two sides to this coin, which we won't go into, but in the limited application of this word to technology, progress is generally for the better of consumers and of course the companies involved. After all, progress is what enables us to afford ever larger LCD monitors year after year, faster processors and the ever-increasing frame rates and image quality that we get moving from Quake 1 to 4.
Returning to the graphics card realm and inferring to the above phenomenon, the recently reviewed XpertVision GeForce 7600GT Sonic whose reign at the top of the GeForce 7600 GT pack in our labs was abruptly put to an end barely a week after the arrival of Leadtek's aggressive and extreme version of its GeForce 7600 GT.
With the new Leadtek WinFast PX7600 GT TDH Extreme, there are probably quite a few who can remember Leadtek's Extreme version of its GeForce 6600 GT , which was an overclocking speed demon that wowed us with its performance and quiet operation. Therefore, our expectations of this new GeForce 7600 GT version were extremely high to begin with. Featuring rather excessive clock speeds for both the core and the memory chips (rated at 1.2ns), the Leadtek WinFast PX7600 GT TDH Extreme stands poised to succeed its sterling GeForce 6600 GT predecessor. While we know you are eager to know how it scores in our benchmarks, let's take a look at Leadtek's package and specifications first: