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3Digest: March 2006
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra PCI-E 256MB DDR3 (425/1100 MHz)

This GPU is presented by Leadtek WinFast PX6800Ultra card on NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra GPU, 256MB, PCI-E.


  • NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra GPU, 425 MHz clock rate;
  • Pixel processors: 16
  • Vertex processors: 6
  • Texture processors: 16
  • ROPs: 16
  • 256MB DDR3 SDRAM in Samsung BGA chips. 550 (1100) MHz max. clock rate.
  • 256-bit bus;
  • Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 6800 megapixels/sec and 6800 megatexels/sec.

By the end of the month the product costs about $35-=400, supports DirectX 9.0c.

This previous Hi-End product for the $450-480 niche supports all the innovations, including Shader Model 3.0. Has PCI-Express x16 interface. Is now leaving the market.

1.6-2.0ns Samsung GDDR3 chips indicate 625-500 (1250-1000) MHz clock, but the memory operates at 550 (1100) MHz. 256-bit bus.

This card is bound to extinct due to release of the 7xxx series.

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

On March 15, 2006 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 84.21 WHQL for Windows XP.

Andrey Vorobiev (Anvakams@ixbt.com)

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