3Digest: March 2006
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 PCI-E 256MB DDR (350/600 MHz)
This GPU is presented by ASUS EN6800 on NVIDIA GeForce 6800 PCI-E 256MB DDR (350/600 MHz).
- NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GPU, 350 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel processors: 12
- Vertex processors: 5
- Texture processors: 12
- ROPs: 12
- 256MB DDR SDRAM in 8 Hynix BGA chips; 300 (600) MHz max. clock rate.
- 256-bit bus;
- Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 4200 megapixels/sec and 4200 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs $190-210, supports DirectX 9.0c.
Intended for the $200 market niche, this product supports all modern technologies, including Shaders 3.0. It's currently leaving the market being pressed by newer cards. Has PCI-Express 16x interface.
2.8ns fetch indicates 350 (700) MHz clock.
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On March 15, 2006 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 84.21 WHQL for Windows XP.