NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT AGP vs Apple M1 7-Core GPU

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

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Architecture
Curie
 
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GPU code name
NV43 A2
 
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Market segment
Desktop
 
Laptop
Launch date
14 November 2004 (16 years ago)
 
10 November 2020 (less than a year ago)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
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Core clock speed
500 MHz
 
1278 MHz
Number of transistors
146 million
 
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Manufacturing process technology
110 nm
 
5 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
47 Watt
 
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Texture fill rate
4.000
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 6600 GT AGP and Apple M1 7-Core GPU compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Interface
AGP 8x
 
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Supplementary power connectors
1x Molex
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR3
 
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Maximum RAM amount
128 MB
 
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Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
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Memory clock speed
950 MHz
 
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Memory bandwidth
15.2 GB/s
 
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Shared memory
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video
 
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
9.0c (9_3)
 
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Shader Model
3.0
 
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OpenGL
2.1
 
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OpenCL
N/A
 
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Vulkan
N/A
 
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Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT AGP

We are unaware of any advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT AGP over Apple M1 7-Core GPU.

Advantages of Apple M1 7-Core GPU

Much newer (10 November 2020 vs 14 November 2004)

Finer manufacturing process technology (5 vs 110 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT AGP and Apple M1 7-Core GPU. We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that GeForce 6600 GT AGP is a desktop card while Apple M1 7-Core GPU is a notebook one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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