3Digest: March 2006
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT PCI-E 256MB DDR3 (425/1000 MHz)
This GPU is presented by Galaxy GeForce 6800 XT PCI-E 256MB DDR3 (425/1000 MHz), PCI-E.
- NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT GPU, 425 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel processors: 8
- Vertex processors: 4
- Texture processors: 8
- ROPs: 8
- 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 3400 megapixels/sec and 3400 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs $180-200, supports DirectX 9.0c.
This $190 and below produt supports all the innovations, including Shader Model 3.0. Has PCI-Express x16 interface.
2.0ns fetch time indicates the actual 500 (1000) MHz. This card was first intended only for OEMs, but is now available as a standalong rival of ATI X1600 XT.
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.