3Digest: February 2006
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS PCI-E 512MB DDR3 (485/1300 MHz)
Gainward Bliss 6800 GS GLH PCI-E 512MB DDR3 (485/1300 MHz), PCI-E.
- NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS GPU, 485 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel pipelines: 12
- Vertex pipelines: 5
- Texture processors: 12
- ROPs: 12
- 512MB DDR3 SGRAM in 8 Samsung BGA chips. 650 (1300) MHz max. clock rate.
- 256-bit bus;
- Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 5820 megapixels/sec and 5820 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs $250-270, supports DirectX 9.0c.
This $220-250 product supports all modern technologies, including Shaders 3.0. PCI-Express x16, 512MB GDDR3 SDRAM in 8 Samsung chips.
1.4ns fetch indicates 700 (1400) MHz clock rate, but the memory operates at 650 (1300) MHz. This product was released in November as a rival to ATI X1600 XT. But since the latter has become cheaper, the card has no rivals to compete with.
You can read more on GeForce 6 Series in our reviews: Theoretical and analytical graphics card reviews containing functional analysis of NVIDIA GPUs
On February 15, 2006 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 81.98 WHQL (updated) for Windows XP.