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3Digest: January 2006
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS PCI-E 256MB DDR3 (425/1000 MHz)

This GPU is presented by the reference NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS PCI-E 256MB DDR3 (425/1000 MHz), PCI-E.


  • NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS GPU (12 pipelines), 425 MHz core clock;
  • 256MB DDR3 SGRAM in 8 Samsung BGA chips. 500 (1000) MHz max. clock rate.
  • 256-bit bus;
  • Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 5100 megapixels/sec and 5100 megatexels/sec.

By the end of the month the product costs $240-250, supports DirectX 9.0c.

This $220-230 and below product supports all the innovations, including Shader Model 3.0. Has PCI-Express x16 interface.

2.0ns fetch indicates the actual 500 (1000) MHz. The product was released in November as a rival to ATI X1600 XT. However, it has no card to compete with after the latter became cheaper.

You can read more on GeForce 6 Series in our reviews: Theoretical and analytical graphics card reviews containing functional analysis of NVIDIA GPUs

On January 15, 2006 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 81.98 WHQL, 82.65 WHQL for Windows XP.

Andrey Vorobiev (Anvakams@ixbt.com)

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