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EVGA 256-A8-N542-T2 GeForce 7600GS 256MB 128-Bit GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card

  • 256MB 128-Bit GDDR2
  • AGP 4X/8X
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Nvidia's "7" family of graphic cards offers the right solution no matter what your needs. The 7600GS is designed for the gamer with high demands who doesn't want high prices. The 7600 fully supports Microsoft's DirectX 9.0 protocols and beyond.

The built-in CineFX 4.0 Engine and UltraShadow II technology are accompanied by its support for other advanced features which let the 7600 deliver cinema-quality graphics. It’s OpenGL 2.0 compliant – the standard for high performance graphics. The 7600 pushes graphic data via twelve pixel pipelines courtesy of 256MB of on-board 128-bit double-pumping GDDR2 memory running at 700MHz. The 7600 delivers a max resolution of 2560 x 1600 and the video can be output via the onboard S-Video, HDTV, or Composite outputs.

Its integrated dual 400MHz RAMDACs let you connect to connect a pair of displays to speed up your workflow – or spread out your gameplay. Its 400MHz core clock keeps things humming along – shouldering the load of video processing so your CPU doesn't have to. The onboard fan helps with airflow within the case while cooling the card.

  • newegg AGP 4X / 8X Interface The EVGA 256-A8-N542-T2 features an AGP 4X / 8X interface so you can upgrade your existing platform with boosted graphics performance for mainstream gaming.
  • newegg NVIDIA CineFX 4.0 Engine Delivers advanced visual effects at unimaginable speeds. Full support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 enables stunning and complex special effects. Next-generation shader architecture with new texture unit design smoothes texture processing for faster and smoother gameplay.
  • newegg NVIDIA Intellisample 4.0 Technology The industry's fastest antialiasing delivers ultra-realistic visuals, with no jagged edges, at lightning-fast speeds. Visual quality is taken to new heights through a new rotated grid sampling pattern, advanced 128 tap sample coverage, 16X anisotropic filtering, and support for transparent supersampling and multisampling.
  • newegg NVIDIA PureVideo Technology The combination of high-definition video processors and decoder software delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color and precise image scaling for all video contents to turn your PC into a high-end home theater.
  • newegg Dual-Link DVI Support Able to drive the industry's largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays. Supports resolutions of up to 2560x1600 for ultra-realistic HD gaming experiences.
  • newegg Built for Microsoft Windows Vista Built for Windows Vista, NVIDIA's third-generation GPU architecture offers users the best possible experience using the Windows Aero 3D graphical user interface available in Microsoft latest operating system.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • George P.
  • 9/20/2009 12:20:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: arrived

Cons: arrived DOA

Other Thoughts: DOA!

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

Thank you for the feedback. I apologize about the issues you are experiencing with your product. We stand behind our products and would like to support your product with an RMA to get you a properly working replacement. Please email me your product information so that I can further assist you with this. My email address is ksabine@evga.com.

Thank you,
Kyle Sabine

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/19/2009 6:27:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked great until it died. Was not overclocked.

Cons: Dead after 1.6 years. Popped caps.

Other Thoughts: Was a good little card. had to set mobo to slowest speeds for ram or it wouldn't let the system post. MSI KT600 mobo, AMD 2800 1.5g ram.

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  • John C.
  • 12/25/2008 7:11:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks fine, good performance for the price at the time

Pros: Needed an AGP card for my computer, didn't want to spend a lot of money. Works fine, when my old computer died, I put the card in my son's computer. He does more gaming than me, and it worked fine for him too.

Cons: PCI-e x16 2.0 9600GT cards are now available for a few dollars more, if you aren't stuck with an old system that uses an AGP slot! I can't really deduct any points from the rating for that.

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  • Paul S.
  • 10/2/2008 11:08:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't Buy!

Pros: Looks good, spec wise

Cons: This card lasted only 2 minutes before the picture went out. It became blocky and distorded. I have used many nVidia cards of the 6xxx and 5xxx series, and never had a problem before.

Manufacturer Response:

We apologize for the issue, please contact our support at 888-880-3842 so we can get it replaced if necessary.

Thanks,
Jacob

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  • Christopher W.
  • 9/15/2008 9:49:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Best AGP card i could find. After devoting 256MB out of the 2GB of memory to video, i was able to enjoyably play WARbeta on lowest settings

Cons: Its only weak compared to todays technology

Other Thoughts: Its the best option for upgrading your aniquated AGP mobo

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  • John C.
  • 9/13/2008 8:36:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLocks up Computer

Pros: It does work fine as long as you don't need to use 3D Accelerated apps.

Cons: This board was bought specifically so that all the layers in WoW would show up, replacing an older card that worked but some things didn't appear in the scenes. It installed fine and appeared to work with various apps, but then we tried it on WoW. As soon as we went past the opening screen, the whole computer froze and then rebooted. Got an RMA on this and sent it back. NewEgg promptly sent another one. Put it in, same lockup problem. I then ordered a different model from Newegg with same NVidia chipset and it has worked fine for almost a year. I put this card in another workstation that wasn't for gaming. It worked fine, until I tried to use Google Earth. Then it froze and rebooted. Finally I put it on my Linux workstation and used the nvidia driver. Worked fine, even with Google Earth, but when I fired up Thunderbird, it would randomly lock up the whole machine. Finally I called it quits. It's a waste of money sending it back twice. I salvaged the fan and put the board in the trash.

Other Thoughts: I am happy that some people aren't having problems with this board, but since I sent the first one back and the second one has the same serious problem of system lockup, which is repeatable on three machines and with different OSes, I have to conclude that there is a design flaw with the board. It's not NVidia's fault because a similar 7600 card from another vendor works fine. My recommendation: don't buy this particular card. There is a design flaw somewhere in it. Shop around. NewEgg has lots to choose from.

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  • Alexander J.
  • 9/13/2008 9:55:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card!

Pros: Amazing card! Upgraded from a Radeon 9500 Pro, and this card runs World of Warcraft at 1680x1050 with everything maxed out at 2xAA with FPS of 30-60 depending on the area! Doom3 at 1280x1024 with Ultra settings runs around 30FPS as well! Runs cool and quiet too!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Running this on an old NForce2 Asus motherboard with an Athlon XP 3200+ and 2Gb of CAS2.5 DDR400 RAM. A great purchase to extend the life of an old AGP system. Get the latest NVidia drivers from the eVGA site, the drivers on the CD are outdated.

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  • Quang H.
  • 9/7/2008 1:23:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWsome monitor

Pros: I upgraded to this monitor from a 17'' and let me tell you wow wow wow !!! it's so beautiful when i play WOW..the color is so pretty i just want to look at it all day... look great on my desk...

Cons: Nada..oh wait.. if you want to run older games like starcraft it won't adjust resolution so it will be stretchy

Other Thoughts: Make sure u have a compatible video card of it will be stretchy...when u sing for normal stuff.. I had to buy a new video card upgrade from a fx5600... then after that a i had to buy a new power supply to power my new video card.. but now everything is so beautful heheehehe

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  • Jonathan E.
  • 8/30/2008 8:54:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggssketched out after a year

Pros: Ran WoW on high settings, Oblivion medium-high, pretty awesome for agp, I was very happy with it while it was working well.

Cons: As others have said, *loud*. Temperature monitor never worked right (always showed it at 100 C - boiling temp for water - which is physically impossible, especially since it didn't feel hot). Started having problems after about a year, and now when I log in, the screen goes to a 'greenish TV static' looking display and usually either locks up the PC or forces a shutdown or reboot. Strangely, still recovers & works some of the time.

Other Thoughts: My guess is that this card is very finnicky about temperature and power-- my UPS battery went dead a few months ago (noticed during a power outage, of course), which may have contributed. So, if you get it, have a solid power supply with a UPS that has a good battery and keep it cool.

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  • Charles R.
  • 8/27/2008 8:10:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood Card

Pros: Excellent card to extend the life of an outdated system, cheap (even though I paid 160 dollars for it at the time,) preforms well on popular games such as: Team Fortress 2 40+ FPS, World of Warcraft 70+ FPS, Counter-Strike: Source 75+ FPS, and many more. EVGA customer support is the best ever, see below.

Cons: Mine died on me after a year and a half of heavy use. Capacitors blew out on me while playing some games. I did use the card heavily, and never shut my PC down, ever. I normally would remove more eggs from the review but the excellent customer support I received outweighs this. RMA procedure lasted about 2 days and I was given a green light to ship my card to them.

Other Thoughts: My system is old, ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe mobo, 1 gig of pc 3200 ram, Intel socket 478 P4 2.8E processor, running with a 450 watt thermaltake PSU.
REMEMBER TO REGISTER YOUR CARD WITH EVGA WHEN YOU RECEIVE IT, OR YOU LOSE YOUR WARRANTY! Just so you know.

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